Association between cerebrospinal fluid and plasma neurodegeneration biomarkers with brain atrophy in Alzheimer's disease

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Abstract

The aggregation and deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides into plaques is an early event in Alzheimer's disease (AD), which is followed by different aspects of neurodegeneration that can be measured in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or plasma using neurofilament light (NFL), neurogranin (Ng), total Tau (T-Tau), and phosphorylated tau (P-Tau) levels. The relationship between these biomarkers and regional brain atrophy across the different stages of AD remains largely unexplored. In this study, we assessed whether NFL, Ng, T-Tau, and P-Tau levels in CSF and NFL in plasma are associated with cortical thinning and subcortical volume loss in cognitively normal, mild cognitive impairment, and AD subjects with and without Aβ pathology. Our main findings showed that CSF NFL levels were associated with brain atrophy in all groups, but plasma NFL only correlated with atrophy in symptomatic cases. In contrast, Ng was associated with regional brain atrophy only in individuals with Aβ pathology. Altogether, our main findings suggest that Ng is strongly associated with Aβ pathology, whereas NFL is more unspecific.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Joana B. Pereira
  • Eric Westman
  • Oskar Hansson
  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Skåne University Hospital
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Neurologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)14-29
TidskriftNeurobiology of Aging
Volym58
StatusPublished - 2017 okt 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa