Serum τ protein as a potential biomarker in the assessment of traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of mortality and disabilities among all trauma cases. Following TBI, damage to axons results in τ protein hyperphosphorylation leading to microtubule instability and τ-mediated neurodegeneration. In addition, τ protein is proteolytically cleaved and is able to access the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum… (More)