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Many chronic diseases, including those classified as cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, or autoimmune, are characterized by persistent inflammation. The origin of this inflammation is mostly unclear, but it is typically mediated by inflammatory biomarkers, such as cytokines, and affected by both environmental and genetic factors. Recently circulating bacterial inflammagens such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) have been implicated. We used a highly selective mouse monoclonal antibody to detect bacterial LPS in whole blood and/or platelet poor plasma of individuals with Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's type dementia, or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Our results showed that staining is significantly enhanced (P 

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Department of Physiological Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1 Matieland, 7602, South Africa.


Humans, Parkinson Disease, Alzheimer Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Inflammation, Amyloid, Lipopolysaccharides, Fibrin, Microscopy, Electron, Blood Specimen Collection, Protein Binding, Blood Coagulation, Aged, Middle Aged, Female, Male