volume 26, issue 1, P39-45 2011
DOI: 10.3233/jad-2011-110008
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Abstract: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of cognitive decline in the elderly and is characterized by massive neuronal loss in the brain. Stem cell factor (SCF) is a hematopoietic growth factor that promotes neuroprotective effects and supports neurogenesis in the brain. Decreased SCF plasma levels have been described in AD patients. Whether SCF plasma levels are also associated with the rate of cognitive decline in AD patients has not been reported so far. In the present study, we demonstrate that SCF…

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