Category Archives: αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment

Researchers identify biomarker that predicts post-concussion severity.

New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms in professional athletes. This new study builds on previous research from this group showing that elevated blood levels of SNTF on the day of a mild

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