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Genetic association of acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase with cerebrospinal fluid cholesterol levels, brain amyloid load, and risk for Alzheimer's disease


Wollmer, M A; Streffer, J R; Tsolaki, M; Grimaldi, L M E; Lütjohann, D; Thal, D; von Bergmann, K; Nitsch, R M; Hock, C; Papassotiropoulos, A (2003). Genetic association of acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase with cerebrospinal fluid cholesterol levels, brain amyloid load, and risk for Alzheimer's disease. Molecular Psychiatry, 8(6):635-638.

Abstract

A common polymorphism of the gene encoding acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase 1 (SOAT1), which is involved in the regulation of beta-amyloid peptide generation, is associated with low brain amyloid load (P=0.03) and with low cerebrospinal fluid levels of cholesterol (P=0.005). This polymorphism of SOAT1 is also associated with reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease in ethnically distinct populations (P=0.0001, odds ratio: 0.6, 95% confidence interval 0.4-0.8).

Abstract

A common polymorphism of the gene encoding acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase 1 (SOAT1), which is involved in the regulation of beta-amyloid peptide generation, is associated with low brain amyloid load (P=0.03) and with low cerebrospinal fluid levels of cholesterol (P=0.005). This polymorphism of SOAT1 is also associated with reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease in ethnically distinct populations (P=0.0001, odds ratio: 0.6, 95% confidence interval 0.4-0.8).

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2003
Deposited On:08 Sep 2011 10:28
Last Modified:16 Aug 2016 10:15
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1359-4184
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.mp.4001296
PubMed ID:12851640

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