Published in Blood Weekly, December 14th, 1998
S100 beta protein is well known as a marker for the activation of astrocytes, noted Markus Otto, Georg-August Universitat, Gottingen, Germany, and colleagues.
Immunoluminometric analysis recently showed elevated levels of serum S100 beta protein in sporadic and genetic cases of CJD, as compared to demented and non-demented control patients.
Otto et al. studied serum levels of S100 beta protein in scrapie-infected hamsters. This is a well-established animal model for transmissible spongiform...
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