Biomarkers In Brain-Derived Blood Exosomes For Improved PSP Diagnosis

Principal Investigator: Dr. Gal Bitan, PhD
The University of California, Los Angeles

Will measure the relative abundance of various types of tau in brain-derived exosomes in blood from patients with PSP and other diseases as comparators.  Exosomes are tiny balloons that pinch off from brain cells, contain some of the chemical contents of their parent cells and can be detected in tiny numbers in the blood.  This work could provide a new diagnostic test for PSP.