CSF hypocretin-1 levels at 6 PM did not significantly differ between patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and control subjects as measured by direct radioimmunoassay and after acid extraction. The authors did not observe significant differences between early onset and late onset RLS. Hypocretin-1 levels did not correlate with RLS severity or polysomnographic measures. These results contrast with previous findings reporting significantly increased CSF hypocretin-1 in the late evening and mostly in early onset RLS.
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