ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

More evidence for calorie restriction’s longevity effect

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle...

A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

VIDEO: The Best Brain Foods That Help Increase Your Memory!

Get the Most From Your Green Tea

Iron (And More) For Lasting, Natural Energy

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

Supplement combo improves bone density, mood, in postmenopausal women

 
Print Page
Email Article

Longitudinal stability of CSF tau levels in Alzheimer patients.

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Sunderland T, Wolozin B, Galasko D, Levy J, Dukoff • www.ProHealth.com • September 15, 1999


BACKGROUND: Antemortem levels of tau in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients have repeatedly been demonstrated to be elevated when compared to controls. Although CSF tau has been reported to be elevated even in very mild AD, it is unknown how tau levels change during the course of the disease.

METHODS: We have followed 29 mild-to-moderately affected AD subjects over 2 years with repeated CSF taps. Clinical measures of dementia severity (Clinical Dementia Rating Scale, Global Deterioration Scale and Mini-Mental Status Examination) were obtained at the start and conclusion of the observation period, and CSF tau was measured with a standard enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA) using two monoclonal antibodies.

RESULTS: Despite significant changes in the clinical measures consistent with progression of the disease, no significant overall change in CSF tau levels (548 +/- 355 vs. 557 +/- 275 pg/mL, NS) was observed. None of the clinical variables was significantly correlated with either baseline measures of CSF tau or delta CSF tau (last-first). Similarly, CSF tau at baseline and changes over time were not significantly related to Apolipoprotein E (APO E) phenotype.

CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that CSF tau levels are stable over extended periods of time in a group of mild-to-moderately demented AD subjects and that CSF tau levels do not predict the severity or rate of progression of AD, at least not during the middle stages of the illness.

Source: Biol Psychiatry 1999 Sep 15;46(6):750-5
PMID: 10494442, UI: 99424229

(Geriatric Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892-1275, USA. )




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Vitamin D3 Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Break Free From Fibromyalgia Break Free From Fibromyalgia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World
Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics
Restore Youthful Cognition and Well-Being Restore Youthful Cognition and Well-Being

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map