Autonomic nervous system disorders

Searching for early biomarkers for alpha synucleinopathies

Searching for early biomarkers for alpha synucleinopathies, a recent study by Drahms et al. revealed that cardiac/vascular dysfunction in prodromal α-synucleinopathy arises from peripheral rather than from central autonomic degeneration. Autonomic indices are precise functional markers of early synuclein-mediated neurodegeneration.

 

Searching for early biomarkers for alpha synucleinopathies, a recent study by Drahms et al. revealed that cardiac/vascular dysfunction in prodromal α-synucleinopathy arises from peripheral rather than from central autonomic degeneration. Autonomic indices are precise functional markers of early synuclein-mediated neurodegeneration.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26842960

 

This work supports the use of autonomic biomarkers in early diagnostics of alpha-synucleinopathies.