Thousands of New Proteins Discovered in Spinal Fluid
Date: Friday, July 16, 2010 @ 13:19:33 UTC
Topic: Health


A U.S. and Swedish team identified 2,630 proteins in the clear fluid that protects the brain and spinal cord.

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists and doctors have a far better understanding of the proteins in healthy spinal fluid, thanks to a U.S., Swedish team who identified 2,630 proteins in the clear fluid that protects the brain and spinal cord. This discovery nearly triples the number of proteins known to exist in spinal fluid. Another striking finding was that slightly more than half of the proteins were not found in blood.

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