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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542068/reduced-cortical-excitatory-synapse-number-in-apoe4-mice-is-associated-with-increased-calcineurin-activity
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Aidan L Neustadtl, Charisse N Winston, Maia Parsadanian, Bevan S Main, Sonia Villapol, Mark P Burns
Synaptic loss is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that is associated with the onset of cognitive decline and the loss of executive function. The strongest genetic risk factor for AD is the APOE4 allele, which results in both a greater risk of developing AD as well as an earlier age of onset of AD. Dendritic spines, the anatomical substrate of the excitatory synapse, are reduced in the cortex of humanized APOE4 mice but the reason for this synaptic decline is unknown. Calcineurin, a calcium/calmodulin dependent phosphatase, is a mediator of dendritic spine retraction...
May 24, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538087/total-brain-and-hippocampal-volumes-and-cognition-in-older-american-indians-the-strong-heart-study
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Brenna Cholerton, Adam Omidpanah, Tara M Madhyastha, Thomas J Grabowski, Astrid M Suchy-Dicey, Dean K Shibata, Lonnie A Nelson, Steven P Verney, Barbara V Howard, William T Longstreth, Thomas J Montine, Dedra Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Estimates of hippocampal volume by magnetic resonance imaging have clinical and cognitive correlations and can assist in early Alzheimer disease diagnosis. However, little is known about the relationship between global or regional brain volumes and cognitive test performance in American Indians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: American Indian participants (N=698; median age, 72 y) recruited for the Cerebrovascular Disease and its Consequences in American Indians study, an ancillary study of the Strong Heart Study cohort, were enrolled...
April 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537920/apoe-genotype-and-alzheimer-s-immunotherapy
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Joanna E Pankiewicz, Martin J Sadowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537274/characterization-of-pathogenic-sorl1-genetic-variants-for-association-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-clinical-interpretation-strategy
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Henne Holstege, Sven J van der Lee, Marc Hulsman, Tsz Hang Wong, Jeroen Gj van Rooij, Marjan Weiss, Eva Louwersheimer, Frank J Wolters, Najaf Amin, André G Uitterlinden, Albert Hofman, M Arfan Ikram, John C van Swieten, Hanne Meijers-Heijboer, Wiesje M van der Flier, Marcel Jt Reinders, Cornelia M van Duijn, Philip Scheltens
Accumulating evidence suggests that genetic variants in the SORL1 gene are associated with Alzheimer disease (AD), but a strategy to identify which variants are pathogenic is lacking. In a discovery sample of 115 SORL1 variants detected in 1908 Dutch AD cases and controls, we identified the variant characteristics associated with SORL1 variant pathogenicity. Findings were replicated in an independent sample of 103 SORL1 variants detected in 3193 AD cases and controls. In a combined sample of the discovery and replication samples, comprising 181 unique SORL1 variants, we developed a strategy to classify SORL1 variants into five subtypes ranging from pathogenic to benign...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536518/mri-visual-ratings-of-brain-atrophy-and-white-matter-hyperintensities-across-the-spectrum-of-cognitive-decline-are-differently-affected-by-age-and-diagnosis
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Hanneke F M Rhodius-Meester, Marije R Benedictus, Mike P Wattjes, Frederik Barkhof, Philip Scheltens, Majon Muller, Wiesje M van der Flier
Aim: To assess the associations of age and diagnosis with visual ratings of medial temporal lobe atrophy (MTA), parietal atrophy (PA), global cortical atrophy (GCA), and white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and to investigate their clinical value in a large memory clinic cohort. Methods: We included 2,934 patients (age 67 ± 9 years; 1,391 [47%] female; MMSE 24 ± 5) from the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort (1,347 dementia due to Alzheimer's disease [AD]; 681 mild cognitive impairment [MCI]; 906 controls with subjective cognitive decline)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533891/nuclear-uptake-of-an-amino-terminal-fragment-of-apolipoprotein-e4-promotes-cell-death-and-localizes-within-microglia-of-the-alzheimer-s-disease-brain
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Julia E Love, Ryan J Day, Justin W Gause, Raquel J Brown, Xinzhu Pu, Dustin I Theis, Chad A Caraway, Wayne W Poon, Abir A Rahman, Brad E Morrison, Troy T Rohn
Although harboring the apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4) allele is a well known risk factor in Alzheimer's disease (AD), the mechanism by which it contributes to disease risk remains elusive. To investigate the role of proteolysis of apoE4 as a potential mechanism, we designed and characterized a site-directed cleavage antibody directed at position D151 of the mature form of apoE4 and E3. Characterization of this antibody indicated a high specificity for detecting synthesized recombinant proteins corresponding to the amino acid sequences 1-151 of apoE3 and E4 that would generate the 17 kDa (p17) fragment...
2017: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528773/apoe-moderates-compensatory-recruitment-of-neuronal-resources-during-working-memory-processing-in-healthy-older-adults
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Elisa Scheller, Jessica Peter, Lena V Schumacher, Jacob Lahr, Irina Mader, Christoph P Kaller, Stefan Klöppel
The APOE ε4 allele increases the risk for sporadic Alzheimer's disease and modifies brain activation patterns of numerous cognitive domains. We assessed cognitively intact older adults with a letter n-back task to determine if previously observed increases in ε4 carriers' working-memory-related brain activation are compensatory such that they serve to maintain working memory function. Using multiple regression models, we identified interactions of APOE variant and age in bilateral hippocampus independently from task performance: ε4 carriers only showed a decrease in activation with increasing age, suggesting high sensitivity of fMRI data for detecting changes in Alzheimer's disease-relevant brain areas before cognitive decline...
April 26, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528321/omega-3-fatty-acids-lipids-and-apoe-lipidation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-rationale-for-multi-nutrient-dementia-prevention
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Marcus O Grimm, Daniel Michaelson, Tobias Hartmann
In the last decade it has become obvious that Alzheimer's disease (AD) is closely linked to changes in lipids or lipid metabolism. One of the main pathological hallmarks of AD is amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition. Aβ is derived from sequential proteolytic processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Interestingly, both, the APP and all APP secretases are transmembrane proteins which cleave APP close to and in the lipid bilayer. Moreover, apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4) has been identified as the most prevalent genetic risk factor for AD...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527212/apolipoprotein-e4-gender-body-mass-index-inflammation-insulin-resistance-and-air-pollution-interactions-recipe-for-alzheimer-s-disease-development-in-mexico-city-young-females
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Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Suzanne M de la Monte
Given the epidemiological trends of increasing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and growing evidence that exposure and lifestyle factors contribute to AD risk and pathogenesis, attention should be paid to variables such as air pollution, in order to reduce rates of cognitive decline and dementia. Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) above the US EPA standards is associated with AD risk. Mexico City children experienced pre- and postnatal high exposures to PM2.5, O3, combustion-derived iron-rich nanoparticles, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and endotoxins...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523554/alzheimer-s-disease-and-histone-code-alterations
#10
Pritika Narayan, Mike Dragunow
Substantial progress has been made in identifying Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk-associated variants using genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The majority of these risk variants reside in noncoding regions of the genome making their functional evaluation difficult; however, they also infer the presence of unconventional regulatory regions that may reside at these locations. We know from these studies that rare familial cases of AD account for less than 5% of all AD cases and autosomal dominant mutations in APP, PSEN1 and PSEN2 account for less than 10% of the genetic basis of these familial cases [1]...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507298/protective-effects-of-apoe-e2-against-disease-progression-in-subcortical-vascular-mild-cognitive-impairment-patients-a-three-year-longitudinal-study
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Yeo Jin Kim, Sang Won Seo, Seong Beom Park, Jin Ju Yang, Jin San Lee, Juyoun Lee, Young Kyoung Jang, Sung Tae Kim, Kyung-Han Lee, Jong Min Lee, Jae-Hong Lee, Jae Seung Kim, Duk L Na, Hee Jin Kim
Although the association between apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype and disease progression is well characterized in patients with Alzheimer's disease, such a relationship is unknown in patients with subcortical vascular cognitive impairment. We evaluated whether APOE genotype is associated with disease progression in subcortical vascular mild cognitive impairment (svMCI) patients. We prospectively recruited 72 svMCI patients (19 APOE4 carriers, 42 APOE3 homozygotes, and 11 APOE2 carriers). Patients were annually followed-up with brain MRI and neuropsychological tests for three years and underwent a second Pittsburgh compound B (PiB)-PET at a mean interval of 32...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505974/state-of-play-in-alzheimer-s-disease-genetics
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Jin-Bao Zhu, Chen-Chen Tan, Lan Tan, Jin-Tai Yu
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the main form of dementia in the elderly, is the most common progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by rapidly progressive cognitive dysfunction and behavior impairment. AD exhibits a considerable heritability and great advances have been made in approaches to searching the genetic etiology of AD. In AD genetic studies, methods have developed from classic linkage-based and candidate-gene-based association studies to genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and next generation sequencing...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502803/gene-co-expression-networks-identify-trem2-and-tyrobp-as-major-hubs-in-human-apoe-expressing-mice-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Emilie L Castranio, Anais Mounier, Cody M Wolfe, Kyong Nyon Nam, Nicholas F Fitz, Florent Letronne, Jonathan Schug, Radosveta Koldamova, Iliya Lefterov
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is strongly linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy and possibly Alzheimer's disease (AD). APOEε4 allele of human Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is the major genetic risk factor for late onset AD and has been associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy and unfavorable outcome following TBI. To determine if there is an APOE isoform-specific response to TBI we performed controlled cortical impact on 3-month-old mice expressing human APOE3 or APOE4 isoforms...
May 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502043/different-hippocampus-functional-connectivity-patterns-in-healthy-young-adults-with-mutations-of-app-presenilin-1-2-and-apoe%C3%AE%C2%B54
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Li Juan Zheng, Yun Yan Su, Yun Fei Wang, U Joseph Schoepf, Akos Varga-Szemes, Jonathan Pannell, Xue Liang, Gang Zheng, Guang Ming Lu, Gui Fen Yang, Long Jiang Zhang
This study aims to explore the hippocampus-based functional connectivity patterns in young, healthy APP and/or presenilin-1/2 mutation carriers and APOE ε4 subjects. Seventy-eight healthy young adults (33 male, mean age 24.0 ± 2.2 years; 18 APP and/or presenilin1/2 mutation carriers [APP/presenilin-1/2 group], 30 APOE ε4 subjects [APOE ε4 group], and 30 subjects without the above-mentioned genes [control group]) underwent resting-state functional MR imaging and neuropsychological assessments. Bilateral hippocampus functional connectivity patterns were compared among three groups...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495939/apoe-e4-is-associated-with-gray-matter-loss-in-the-posterior-cingulate-cortex-in-healthy-elderly-controls-subsequently-developing-subtle-cognitive-decline
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S Haller, M-L Montandon, C Rodriguez, M Ackermann, F R Herrmann, P Giannakopoulos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The presence of apolipoprotein E4 (APOE*E4) is the strongest currently known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer disease and is associated with brain gray matter loss, notably in areas involved in Alzheimer disease pathology. Our objective was to assess the effect of APOE*E4 on brain structures in healthy elderly controls who subsequently developed subtle cognitive decline. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 382 community-dwelling elderly controls...
May 11, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492093/higher-prevalence-of-cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-homozygous-apoe-%C3%A9-4-allele-carriers-aged-45-75-results-from-the-alfa-study
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Santiago Rojas, Anna Brugulat-Serrat, Nuria Bargalló, Carolina Minguillón, Alan Tucholka, Carles Falcon, Andreia Carvalho, Sebastian Morán, Manel Esteller, Nina Gramunt, Karine Fauria, Jordi Camí, José L Molinuevo, Juan D Gispert
Cerebral white matter hyperintensities are believed the consequence of small vessel disease and are associated with risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease. The ɛ4 allele of the APOE gene is the major factor accountable for Alzheimer's disease heritability. However, the relationship between white matter hyperintensities and APOE genotype in healthy subjects remains controversial. We investigated the association between APOE-ɛ4 and vascular risk factors with white matter hyperintensities, and explored their interactions, in a cohort of cognitively healthy adults (45-75 years)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488677/uninformed-consent-in-nutrigenomic-research
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A Cecile Jw Janssens, Eline M Bunnik, Wylie Burke, Maartje Hn Schermer
Genetic testing for personalizing diet and wellness programs is performed without extensive counseling that informs about the potential implications of knowing one's genotype status. Genetic counseling seems redundant for genes that impact the effect of diet on biomarkers such as cholesterol and blood pressure, but the same genes may have pleiotropic effects that cannot be ignored. A well-known example is the APOE gene, which is implicated in cholesterol regulation and is a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482100/apoe-genotype-and-non-respiratory-sleep-parameters-in-cognitively-intact-older-adults
#18
Adam P Spira, Yang An, Yu Peng, Mark N Wu, Eleanor M Simonsick, Luigi Ferrucci, Susan M Resnick
Study Objectives: The apolipoprotein E (APOE) Ɛ4 allele increases Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk and has been linked to a greater risk of sleep-disordered breathing. We investigated the association of APOE genotype with non-respiratory sleep parameters. Methods: We studied 1,264 cognitively normal participants in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (mean = 57.5±16.1 years, range 19.9-92.0, 48.2% women, 19.8% African American) with APOE genotyping and self-reported sleep duration (≥9, 7 or 8, ≤6 hours), difficulty falling/staying asleep, and napping...
May 6, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471166/crocus-sativus-extract-tightens-the-blood-brain-barrier-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-load-and-related-toxicity-in-5xfad-mice
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Yazan S Batarseh, Sonali S Bharate, Vikas Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ram A Vishwakarma, Sandip B Bharate, Amal Kaddoumi
Crocus sativus, commonly known as saffron or Kesar, is used in Ayurveda and other folk medicines for various purposes as an aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, and expectorant. Previous evidence suggested that Crocus sativus is linked to improving cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. The aim of this study was to in vitro and in vivo investigate the mechanism(s) by which Crocus sativus exerts its positive effect against AD. The effect of Crocus sativus extract on Aβ load and related toxicity was evaluated...
May 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463681/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-in-down-syndrome-and-sporadic-and-autosomal-dominant-alzheimer-s-disease
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María Carmona-Iragui, Mircea Balasa, Bessy Benejam, Daniel Alcolea, Susana Fernández, Laura Videla, Isabel Sala, María Belén Sánchez-Saudinos, Estrella Morenas-Rodriguez, Roser Ribosa-Nogué, Ignacio Illán-Gala, Sofía Gonzalez-Ortiz, Jordi Clarimón, Frederick Schmitt, David K Powell, Beatriz Bosch, Albert Lladó, Michael Rafii, Elizabeth Head, José Luis Molinuevo, Rafael Blesa, Sebastián Videla, Alberto Lleó, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Juan Fortea
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to investigate if cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is more frequent in genetically determined than in sporadic early-onset forms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) (early-onset AD [EOAD]). METHODS: Neuroimaging features of CAA, apolipoprotein (APOE), and cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-β (Aβ) 40 levels were studied in subjects with Down syndrome (DS, n = 117), autosomal-dominant AD (ADAD, n = 29), sporadic EOAD (n = 42), and healthy controls (n = 68)...
April 29, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
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