Chinese Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Role of Apolipoprotein E and Apolipoprotein CI Probed

by Kathy Jones on  September 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM Research News
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Apolipoprotein E (APOE), apolipoprotein CI (APOC1) and low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) variations are related to late-onset Alzheimer's disease as per current understanding.
 Chinese Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Role of Apolipoprotein E and Apolipoprotein CI Probed
Chinese Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease: Role of Apolipoprotein E and Apolipoprotein CI Probed

However, it remains unclear if genetic polymorphisms in these genes are associated with cognitive decline in late-onset Alzheimer's disease patients. According to a recent study reported in the Neural Regeneration Research, APOE ε4 plays an important role in augmenting cognitive decline, and APOC1 H2 may act synergistically with APOE ε4 in increasing the risk of cognitive decline in Chinese patients with late-onset Alzheimer's disease.



Source: Eurekalert

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