Lewy bodies of Parkinson's disease contain neurofilament antigens

J. E. Goldman, S. H. Yen, F. C. Chui, N. S. Peress

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Abstract

The Lewy body, a histological hallmark of Parkinson's disease, is a filamentous inclusion residing most prominently in pigmented neurons of the brainstem. Immunocytochemical reactions of Lewy bodies were examined with antisera to several filamentous proteins of the nervous system and positive reactions were found with those against neurofilaments. An abnormal organization of the neuronal cytoskeleton may be a pathological feature of Parkinson's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1082-1084
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume221
Issue number4615
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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    Goldman, J. E., Yen, S. H., Chui, F. C., & Peress, N. S. (1983). Lewy bodies of Parkinson's disease contain neurofilament antigens. Science, 221(4615), 1082-1084.