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Levels of phosphorylated axonal neurofilament subunit H (pNfH) are increased in acute ischemic stroke.
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PMID:  21349546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
For the study of stroke outcomes, there is the need for measurements of severity of stroke damage. Phosphorylated neurofilament heavy protein (pNfH) levels are elevated in axonal injury. We have measured levels of pNfH in stroke and correlated these levels with measures of stroke severity. Blood samples were collected from 54 ischaemic stroke patients at day 1, week 1 (days 7-10) and weeks 3-6, and an ELISA was used to measure pNfH levels in each patient at each time-point. Serum pNfH levels were significantly elevated in stroke patients compared to healthy controls. The levels were low at day 1, higher at day 7 and reached a peak at week 3, the latest day that we assessed. Significant associations were found between the pNfH levels at week 3 and early and stroke severity, size and outcome. Blood pNfH levels that reflect the severity of ischaemic stroke, are correlated with outcome and rise during the weeks after stroke. This may be a useful measure of tissue damage in stroke.
P Singh; J Yan; R Hull; S Read; J O'Sullivan; R D Henderson; S Rose; J M Greer; P A McCombe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5883     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
The University of Queensland, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Australia.
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