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Cerebrospinal Fluid Tau, p-Tau 181 and Amyloid-β(38/40/42) in Frontotemporal Dementias and Primary Progressive Aphasias.
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PMID:  21135556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background/Aims: We determined cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of amyloid-β (Aβ)(1-38), Aβ(1-40), Aβ(1-42), total tau and phospho-tau (p-tau) in order to study their differential expression in frontotemporal dementia (FTD, n = 25) and primary progressive aphasia (PPA, n = 12) as compared to Alzheimer's dementia (AD, n = 25) and nondemented controls (n = 20). Methods: Commercially available ELISA and electrochemiluminescence methods were applied. Results: High CSF p-tau and low ratios of Aβ(1-42)/Aβ(1-40) and Aβ(1-42)/Aβ(1-38), respectively, were specific for AD. CSF Aβ(1-38) was reduced in FTD as compared to each of the other diagnostic groups, including PPA. CSF tau and p-tau levels were elevated in PPA as compared to FTD. Conclusion: This is the first detailed report on biomarker patterns in PPA, indicating distinct CSF biomarker patterns in FTD and PPA as major subgroups of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. The diagnostic and pathophysiological implications of our results warrant further studies on larger and neuropathologically diagnosed patient populations.
Mirko Bibl; Brit Mollenhauer; Piotr Lewczuk; Hermann Esselmann; Stefanie Wolf; Markus Otto; Johannes Kornhuber; Eckart Rüther; Jens Wiltfang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1421-9824     ISO Abbreviation:  Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705200     Medline TA:  Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Addiction Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.
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