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Teresa García-Berrocoso, Dolors Giralt, Alejandro Bustamante, Victor Llombart, Marta Rubiera, Anna Penalba, Cristina Boada, Marc Espadaler, Carlos Molina and Joan Montaner Role of beta-defensin 2 and interleukin-4 receptor as stroke outcome biomarkers Journal of Neurochemistry 129

Article first published online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jnc.12649

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Early neurological deterioration after stroke is not easily predictable. The use of blood biomarkers might help in decision-making processes regarding this complication. By combining a sub-pooling of samples strategy with protein array discovery approach, we have found two new biomarkers: beta-defensin-2 and interleukin-4 receptor. Both biomarkers improve the prediction of poor-outcome over clinical variables in the acute phase of stroke.

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