Plasma levels of soluble TREM2 and neurofilament light chain in TREM2 rare variant carriers

Nicholas J. Ashton, Marc Suárez-Calvet, Amanda Heslegrave, Abdul Hye, Cristina Razquin, Pau Pastor, Raquel Sanchez-Valle, José L. Molinuevo, Pieter Jelle Visser, Kaj Blennow, Angela K. Hodges, Henrik Zetterberg
2019 Alzheimer's Research & Therapy  
Results from recent clinical studies suggest that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers that are indicative of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be replicated in blood, e.g. amyloid-beta peptides (Aβ42 and Aβ40) and neurofilament light chain (NFL). Such data proposes that blood is a rich source of potential biomarkers reflecting central nervous system pathophysiology and should be fully explored for biomarkers that show promise in CSF. Recently, soluble fragments of the triggering receptor expressed
more » ... n myeloid cells 2 (sTREM2) protein in CSF have been reported to be increased in prodromal AD and also in individuals with TREM2 rare genetic variants that increase the likelihood of developing dementia.
doi:10.1186/s13195-019-0545-5 pmid:31779670 pmcid:PMC6883551 fatcat:a6kzna7kmzgjhpsfubgeavdmmu