We applied RT-QuIC assay to detect α-synuclein aggregates in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with suspected Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease who had a neuropathological diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) (n = 7), other neurodegenerative diseases with α-synuclein mixed pathology (n = 20), or without Lewy-related pathology (n = 49). The test had a sensitivity of 92.9% and specificity of 95.9% in distinguishing α-synucleinopathies from non-α-synucleinopathies. When performed in the CSF of patients with DLB (n = 36), RT-QuIC was positive in 17/20 with probable DLB, 0/6 with possible DLB, and 0/10 with Alzheimer disease. These results indicate that RT-QuIC for α-synuclein is an accurate test for DLB diagnosis.

α-Synuclein RT-QuIC assay in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with dementia with Lewy bodies / Bongianni, M.; Ladogana, A.; Capaldi, S.; Klotz, S.; Baiardi, S.; Cagnin, A.; Perra, D.; Fiorini, M.; Poleggi, A.; Legname, G.; Cattaruzza, T.; Janes, F.; Tabaton, M.; Ghetti, B.; Monaco, S.; Kovacs, G. G.; Parchi, P.; Pocchiari, M.; Zanusso, G.. - In: ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL NEUROLOGY. - ISSN 2328-9503. - 6:10(2019), pp. 2120-2126. [10.1002/acn3.50897]

α-Synuclein RT-QuIC assay in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with dementia with Lewy bodies

Legname G.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

We applied RT-QuIC assay to detect α-synuclein aggregates in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with suspected Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease who had a neuropathological diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) (n = 7), other neurodegenerative diseases with α-synuclein mixed pathology (n = 20), or without Lewy-related pathology (n = 49). The test had a sensitivity of 92.9% and specificity of 95.9% in distinguishing α-synucleinopathies from non-α-synucleinopathies. When performed in the CSF of patients with DLB (n = 36), RT-QuIC was positive in 17/20 with probable DLB, 0/6 with possible DLB, and 0/10 with Alzheimer disease. These results indicate that RT-QuIC for α-synuclein is an accurate test for DLB diagnosis.
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Bongianni, M.; Ladogana, A.; Capaldi, S.; Klotz, S.; Baiardi, S.; Cagnin, A.; Perra, D.; Fiorini, M.; Poleggi, A.; Legname, G.; Cattaruzza, T.; Janes, F.; Tabaton, M.; Ghetti, B.; Monaco, S.; Kovacs, G. G.; Parchi, P.; Pocchiari, M.; Zanusso, G.
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