ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202205.0116.v1
Subject: Life Sciences, Other Keywords: Neurofilament-light; biomarker; immunoassay; ELISA; calibrator
Online: 9 May 2022 (10:14:52 CEST)
Neurofilament light chain (Nf-L) is a well-known biomarker for axonal damage, however the corresponding circulating Nf-L analyte in CSF is poorly characterized. We, therefore, isolated new monoclonal antibodies against synthetic peptides, and these monoclonals were characterized for their specificity on brain-specific intermediate filament proteins. Two highly specific antibodies, ADx206 and ADx209, were analytically validated for CSF applications according to well-established criteria. Interestingly, using three different sources of purified Nf-L proteins, a significant impact on interpolated concentrations was observed. With a lower limit of analytical sensitivity of 100 pg/ml using bovine Nf-L as the calibrator, we were able to quantify the Nf-L analyte in each sample and these Nf-L concentrations were highly correlated to the Uman diagnostics assay (Spearman rho= 0.97, P<0.001). In the clinical diagnostic groups, the new Nf-L ELISA could discriminate patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD, n=20) from frontotemporal lobe dementia (FTD, n=20) and control samples with subjective cognitive decline (SCD, n=20). Henceforth, this novel Nf-L ELISA with well-defined specificity and epitopes can be used to enhance our understanding of harmonizing the use of Nf-L as a clinically relevant marker for neurodegeneration in CSF.
COMMUNICATION | doi:10.20944/preprints202109.0133.v1
Subject: Medicine & Pharmacology, Clinical Neurology Keywords: cerebrospinal fluid; alpha-synuclein; skin biopsy; seeded aggregation assays; tau, amyloid; Lewy body dementia
Online: 7 September 2021 (16:26:51 CEST)
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) held a virtual event, the LBDA Biofluid/Tissue Biomarker Symposium, on January 25, 2021, to present advances in biomarkers for Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), which includes Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's Disease Dementia (PDD). The meeting featured eight internationally known scientists from Europe and the United States and attracted over 200 scientists and physicians from academic centers, the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical industry. Methods for confirming and quantifying the presence of Lewy body and Alzheimer pathology as well as novel biomarkers were discussed.