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Amyloid-β Protein Precursor Gene Expression in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Conditions.
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PMID:  22045488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Several lines of evidence suggest that AβPP gene expression could influence risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Using a highly sensitive multiplex fluorescent RT-PCR assay, we compared peripheral blood cells expression of AβPP mRNA among sporadic AD patients (n = 133), autosomal dominant early-onset AD cases (ADEOAD, n = 21), Down syndrome patients (n = 21), AD patients with AβPP duplication (n = 9), patients with recent ischemic stroke (n = 25), and healthy controls (n = 58). Compared to healthy controls (median = 0.98), AβPP expression was not increased in sporadic AD patients (median = 1.01, p = 0.42) nor in ADEOAD patients (median = 0.96, p = 0.26). Down syndrome patients as well as patients with AβPP duplication had significantly increased levels of AβPP mRNA compared to controls (median = 1.48 and median = 1.36, p < 0.0001 and p = 0.0007, respectively). A weaker but significant increase in relative amount of AβPP transcripts in patients who suffered from recent stroke was observed (median = 1.14, p = 0.0007). Our results do not support a pathogenic role of AβPP overexpression in sporadic AD although a small subset of patients displays AβPP overexpression in the same range as Down syndrome patients.
Cyril Pottier; David Wallon; Anne Rovelet Lecrux; David Maltete; Stephanie Bombois; Snejana Jurici; Thierry Frebourg; Didier Hannequin; Dominique Campion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-8908     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814863     Medline TA:  J Alzheimers Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation, University of Rouen, Rouen, France Rouen University Hospital, Lille University Hospital and Paris Salpêtrière University Hospital, Lille, France.
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