By 2050, individuals over the age of 60 years are likely to make up about 30% of the population in developed countries.1 The number of people with cognitive impairment is rising in the same way and the next 30 years will see an anticipated threefold increase in Alzheimers disease (AD) sufferers in the US alone.2 These changes are likely to put healthcare budgets under significant strain, especially with regard to the provision of nursing care.3 Half of all patients diagnosed will need help with personal care, and one third will eventually be institutionalised.4,5. Intensive research into the pathophysiology of dementia has failed to identify disease modifying therapeutic agents; however, greater understanding of the components of dementia that finally necessitate admission to residential or nursing home care is also very necessary. Older dementia sufferers living alone, or those with greater functional disability seem more at risk.6,7 Carer provision and coping skills are also important.8-10 ...
Results from two small studies, involving a total of only 174 cases, have suggested that the increased risk of coronary heart disease conferred by cigarette smoking is substantially affected by genotype at the apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon2/epsilon3/epsilon4 polymorphism. We have established APOE genotypes in 4484 patients with acute myocardial infarction diagnosed before the age of 55 years for male and 65 years for female patients, and in 5757 controls with no history of cardiovascular disease. On average, the hazard ratio for myocardial infarction was 1.17 (95% CI 1.09-1.25; p|0.00001) per stepwise change from epsilon3/2 to epsilon3/3 to epsilon3/4 genotype. Among individuals in this study with known cigarette smoking status, the hazard ratio for myocardial infarction in smokers versus non-smokers was 4.6 (4.2-5.1). There was, however, no significant difference between the smoker/non-smoker hazard ratios for those with different APOE genotypes (chi2(2)=0.69; p=0.7). When differences in risk between
Decades of studies of candidate genes show their complex role in aging-related traits. We focus on apolipoprotein E e2/3/4 polymorphism and ages at onset of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and cancer in the parental and offspring ...
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An excel sheet containing data for the 2 APOE SNPs (rs429358 and rs7412), translation rules for the SNPs, failures by individual, failures by rs number, and genotyping errors (the last 3 only if applicable). It is very important to note that these results are only to be used for research purposes. This test is not approved for clinical use and therefore the data cannot be returned to subjects. ...
A well-known result, due to Ostrowski, states that if $\Vert P-Q \Vert_2< \varepsilon$, then the roots $(x_j)$ of $P$ and $(y_j)$ of $Q$ satisfy $,x_j -y_j,\le C n \varepsilon^{1/n}$, where $n$ is the degree of $P$ and $Q$. Though there are cases where this estimate is sharp, it can still be made more precise in general, in two ways: first by using Bombieris norm instead of the classical $l_1$ or $l_2$ norms, and second by taking into account the multiplicity of each root. For instance, if $x$ is a simple root of $P$, we show that $,x-y,< C \varepsilon$ instead of $\varepsilon^{1/n}$. The proof uses the properties of Bombieris scalar product and Walsh Contraction Principle ...
Despite apolipoprotein Es important role in cholesterol transport and metabolism in the brain as well as its influence on Alzheimers disease, the impact of the human APOE genotype on cholesterol metabolism in brain has not been fully examined. This study was carried out to investigate APOE genotype effects on oxysterols measured. In this study the measurement of cholesterol and several oxysterols in the brains of human APOE ε2, ε3 and ε4 knock-in mice at 8 weeks and 1 year of age using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) demonstrated no APOE genotype or age effect on total brain cholesterol and the oxysterol 24-hydroxycholesterol. The level of 27-hydroxycholesterol was elevated in 1 year old animals for all APOE genotypes. Interestingly, lathosterol an indicator of cholesterol synthesis was significantly reduced in the 1 year old animals for all APOE genotypes. APOE ε4 expressing mice exhibited statistically lower levels of lathosterol compared to APOE ε2 in both the young and ...
OBJECTIVE:To investigate the association between the apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotypes and dementia in patients with stroke, defined as either vascular dementia (VaD) or Alzheimer disease with cerebrovascular disease (AD with CVD). DESIGN AND SETTING:Population-based, case-control study from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and New York City. PARTICIPANTS:A total of 187 patients with dementia and stroke were compared with 507 controls similar in age and ethnic group. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:The APOE allele frequencies in patients and controls; the odds ratio of dementia with stroke, VaD, and AD with CVD, adjusted for age, sex, residency, and education; and the percent attributable risk related to the APOE epsilon4 allele. RESULTS:Overall, patients with dementia and stroke had a higher APOE epsilon4 allele frequency than controls. Compared with APOE epsilon3 homozygote individuals, APOE epsilon4 homozygotes had a 7-fold increased risk of dementia with stroke (OR=6.9; 95% CI, 1.6-29.4), while APOE epsilon4
Human apolipoprotein E4 targeted replacement mice show increased prevalence of intracerebral hemorrhage associated with vascular amyloid deposition.
APOE epsilon4 is the best-established genetic risk factor for sporadic Alzheimers disease (AD). However, while homozygotes show greater disease susceptibility and earlier age of onset than heterozygotes, they may not show faster rates of clinical progression. We hypothesize that there are differential APOE epsilon4 allele-load dependent influences on neuropathology across the brain. Our aim was to define the relationship between APOE epsilon4 allele load and regionally-specific brain cortical atrophy in Alzheimers Disease (AD). For this reason voxel-based morphometry (VBM) was performed using T1-weighted MR images from 83 AD patients, contrasting regional cortical grey matter by APOE epsilon4 load according to either dominant or genotypic models. Patients fulfilled NINCDS-ADRDA criteria and were genotyped for APOE epsilon4 (15 epsilon4/epsilon4, 39 epsilon4/- and 29-/-). We observed that grey matter volume (GMV) decreased additively with increasing allele load in the medial (MTL) and anterior temporal
Strong evidence of linkage to late-onset Alzheimer disease (LOAD) has been observed on chromosome 10, which implicates a wide region and at least one disease-susceptibility locus. Although significant associations with several biological candidate genes on chromosome 10 have been reported, these findings have not been consistently replicated, and they remain controversial. We performed a chromosome 10-specific association study with 1,412 gene-based single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), to identify susceptibility genes for developing LOAD. The scan included SNPs in 677 of 1,270 known or predicted genes; each gene contained one or more markers, about half (48%) of which represented putative functional mutations. In general, the initial testing was performed in a white case-control sample from the St. Louis area, with 419 LOAD cases and 377 age-matched controls. Markers that showed significant association in the exploratory analysis were followed up in several other white case-control sample sets to
TY - JOUR. T1 - Apolipoprotein e metabolism and functions in brain and its role in Alzheimers disease. AU - Liao, Fan. AU - Yoon, Hyejin. AU - Kim, Jungsu. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Purpose of review APOE4 genotype is the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimers disease. Prevailing evidence suggests that amyloid βa plays a critical role in Alzheimers disease. The objective of this article is to review the recent findings about the metabolism of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and amyloid β and other possible mechanisms by which ApoE contributes to the pathogenesis of Alzheimers disease. Recent findings ApoE isoforms have differential effects on amyloid b metabolism. Recent studies demonstrated that ApoE-interacting proteins, such as ATP-binding cassette A1 (ABCA1) and LDL receptor, may be promising therapeutic targets for Alzheimers disease treatment. Activation of liver X receptor and retinoid X receptor pathway induces ABCA1 and other genes, leading to amyloid b clearance. Inhibition of ...
Background: Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) is the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ApoE4 carriers have cerebral hypometabolism which is thought as a harbinger of AD. Our previous studies indicated ketones improved mitochondria energy metabolism via sirtuin 3 (Sirt3). However, it is unclear whether ketones upregulate Sirt3 and improve ApoE4-related learning and memory deficits.Results: Ketones improved learning and memory abilities of ApoE4 mice but not ApoE3 mice. Sirt3, synaptic proteins, the NAD+/ NADH ratio, and ATP production were significantly increased in the hippocampus and the cortex from ketone treatment.Methods: Human ApoE3 and ApoE4 transgenic mice (9-month-old) were treated with either ketones or normal saline by daily subcutaneous injections for 3 months (ketones, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB): 600 mg/kg/day; acetoacetate (ACA): 150 mg/kg/day). Learning and memory ability of these mice were assessed. Sirt3 protein, synaptic proteins (PSD95, Synaptophysin),
Sporadic, late-onset Alzheimers disease has no known cause and shows no obvious inheritance pattern. However, in some families, clusters of cases are seen. Although a specific gene has not been identified as the cause of late-onset Alzheimers, genetic factors do appear to play a role in the development of this form.. Two risk factor genes have been linked to Alzheimers diseases so far. Researchers have identified an increased risk of developing late-onset Alzheimers related to the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene found on chromosome 19. The APOE gene comes in several different forms, but three occur most frequently: APOE e2, APOE e3, and APOE e4. People inherit one APOE from each parent. Having the e4 form is a risk factor for Alzheimers disease, but it does not mean that Alzheimers disease will necessarily develop. The e3 form is the most common form found in the general population and may play a neutral role in AD. The rarer e2 form appears to be associated with a lower risk of AD.. The ...
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January 15, 2006. In a scientific paper published today a team of scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq:DCGN) and colleagues report the discovery of a variant in a gene on chromosome 10 that represents the most significant genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) found to date. More than one third of individuals in the populations studied carry one copy of the at-risk variant and are at an approximately 45% increased risk of the disease compared to controls; 7% carry two copies and are at a 141% greater risk. The original finding was made in Iceland and was subsequently confirmed in studies in Denmark and the United States. The paper is published today in the online edition of Nature Genetics at www.nature.com/ng, and will appear in the journals February print edition.. "This is a milestone in human genetics. A common gene variant conferring elevated risk of T2D has been earnestly sought by the genetics community for many years. We have found such a variant, which we estimate accounts ...
Authors: Blautzik, Janusch , Kotz, Sebastian , Brendel, Matthias , Sauerbeck, Julia , Vettermann, Franziska , Winter, Yaroslav , Bartenstein, Peter , Ishii, Kazunari , Rominger, Axel Article Type: Research Article Abstract: Body weight loss in late-life is known to occur at a very early stage of Alzheimers disease (AD). Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) represents a major genetic risk factor for AD and is linked to an increased cortical amyloid-β (Aβ) accumulation. Since the relationship between body weight, ApoE4, and AD pathology is poorly investigated, we aimed to evaluate whether ApoE4 allelic status modifies the association of body mass index (BMI) with markers of AD pathology. A total of 368 Aβ-positive cognitively healthy or mild cognitive impaired subjects had undergone [18 F]-AV45-PET, [18 F]-FDG-PET, and T1w-MRI examinations. Composite cortical [18 F]-AV45 uptake and …[18 F]-FDG uptake in posterior cingulate cortex were calculated as surrogates of cortical Aβ load and glucose ...
Lipnicki DM; Crawford JD; Dutta R; Thalamuthu A; Kochan NA; Andrews G; Fernanda Lima-Costa M; Castro-Costa E; Brayne C; Matthews FE, 2017, Age-related cognitive decline and associations with sex, education and apolipoprotein E genotype across ethnocultural groups and geographic regions: a collaborative cohort study, PLOS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002261. Opel N; Redlich R; Kaehler C; Grotegerd D; Dohm K; Heindel W; Kugel H; Thalamuthu A; Koutsouleris N; Arolt V, 2017, Prefrontal gray matter volume mediates genetic risks for obesity, Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 22, pp. 703 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2017.51. Lipnicki DM; Crawford JD; Dutta R; Thalamuthu A; Kochan NA; Andrews G; Lima-Costa MF; Castro-Costa E; Brayne C; Matthews FE, 2017, Age-related cognitive decline and associations with sex, education and apolipoprotein E genotype across ethnocultural groups and geographic regions: a collaborative cohort study, PLoS Medicine, vol. 14, ...
Background Epilepsy is associated with precocious development of Alzheimer-type neuropathological changes, including appearance of senile plaques, neuronal loss and glial activation. As inheritance of ...
This SNP, located in the fourth exon of the ApoE gene, affects the amino acid at position 130 of the resulting protein. The more common rs429358 allele is (T). If the allele is (C) and the same chromosome also harbors the rs7412(C) allele, the combination is known as an APOE-ε4 allele. The APOE-ε4 allele has a strong influence on the risk of Alzheimers disease. Many studies have estimated the level of risk, and it varies depending on age, sex, ethnicity, and other factors. One meta-analysis estimated the odds ratios for homozygous rs429358(C;C) individuals compared to the more common ApoE3/ApoE3 homozygotes to be 12x for late-onset Alzheimers and 61x for early-onset disease. [PMID 10325447] Meta-analyses have also supported the association between the APOE-ε4 allele and somewhat increased risk for heart disease, with an odds ratio of 1.42 (CI: 1.26 - 1.61).[15488874?dopt=Abstract PMID 15488874] Note: Although ApoE status is technically defined by these two SNPs, rs429358 and rs7412, a SNP ...
A recent article in this month s Archives of General Psychiatry underscores all this hoopla about the Apo E4 alleles. Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Age-Related Mylein Breakdown in Healthy Individuals by George Bartzokis M.D. et al. These authors discuss that In addition to genotype-phenotype associations with vascular disease, the alleles and isoforms of Apo E4 have been related to dementias, most commonly Alzheimer s disease. Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype is the most influential Alzheimer disease (AD) risk factor after advanced age. The APOE4 alleles decrease and the APOE2 alleles increase age at onset of AD. Human and nonhuman primate data suggest that in midlife, the structural integrity of myelin sheaths begins breaking down, with an accelerating age-related trajectory most evident in the brains later-myelinating association regions. This may result in a progressive "disconnection" of widely distributed neural networks that may underlie the age risk factor for AD. The authors of this ...
Sept. 25, 2013 - Researchers have identified and validated two rare gene mutations that appear to cause the common form of Alzheimers disease (AD) that strikes after the age of 60. The two mutations occur in a gene called ADAM10 coding for an enzyme involved in processing the amyloid precursor protein which now becomes the second pathologically-confirmed gene for late-onset AD and the fifth AD gene overall.
Alleles of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene are known to modulate the genetic risk for developing late-onset Alzheimers disease (AD) and have been associated with hippocampal volume differences in AD. However, the effect of these alleles on hippocam
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Blood donors of the Madrid area show a 6% frequency of apolipoprotein E genotype carrying allele epsilon 4. This frequency is smaller than other populations of Caucasian origin. This proportion decreases to 4% in a selected sample of healthy individuals of ages | 60 years. The frequency (34%) of the allele epsilon 4 was significantly increased in patients of late onset Alzheimers disease, similarly to other populations. An earlier age of onset of the dementia is observed in the patients of late-onset Alzheimers disease carrying the allele epsilon 4. No increased frequency in allele epsilon 4 frequency was found in patients of early-onset Alzheimers disease. Patients of Parkinsons disease do not show any differences in the frequency of the alleles of apolipoprotein E when compared with healthy individuals.
Effect of Dietary Fat on LDL Size Influenced by Apolipoprotein E Genotype in Healthy Subjects - posted in Lifestyle: Any thoughts? I read this laymans article here which explains how smaller LDL particle size is a better predictor for increased risk of heart disease, and how high carbohydrate diets decrease the size of LDL particles.The paper below claims the opposite if you are ApoE3/4. Im ApoE3/4, and Ive discussed this topic on longecity before, so I guess Ill contin...
Meckes, C., Moyna, N., Tsongalis, G., Miles, M. (2001). Apolipoprotein E Genotype Does Not Affect the Changes in Serum Lipids with Exercise Training. Circulation, 104(17), 343-343 ...
The human APOE gene, which codes for apolipoprotein E (apoE), has three major polymorphic alleles: ε2, ε3, and ε4 that give rise to amino acid substitutions. APOE-ε4 is a strong risk factor of sporadic Alzheimers disease (AD) but the reason why is still unknown despite intense research for more than 20 years. The aim of the study was to investigate if the concentrations of total apoE and the specific apoE isoforms in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) differ between various neurodegenerative diseases and control individuals, as well as among the APOE genotypes. Quantification of total apoE and specific apoE isoforms (E2, E3, and E4) in CSF was performed using high-resolution parallel reaction monitoring mass spectrometry. In total, 1820 individuals were involved in the study including clinically diagnosed AD patients (n = 228), cognitively unimpaired (CU) patients (n = 896), and patients with other neurodegenerative disorders (n = 696). Follow-up data was available for 100 individuals, assessed at two time
The APOE e4 allele polymorphism is associated with the increased risk of behavioral and psychological signs and symptoms of dementia. Treatment strategies based on APOE genotypes are being developed. In this study, we aimed to assess the frequencies of APOE4 alleles in patients with Alzheimers disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) in different ethnic and geographic groups, and compare them with our results. Method: We determined APOE polymorphisms in patients with VaD, AD, and in controls. For comparison, the literature was searched systematically. Out of 80 papers, 42 papers were assessed for APOE genotype and allele frequencies from several regions of America, Asia and Europe. Results: There were marked variations in the APOE allele and genotype frequencies in all groups. The strength of association between AD and APOE e4 allele carrying was found significant [OR:2.905 (95%CI: 1.237-6.823)]. APOE e4 allele frequencies (%) showed gradual increase from controls to the AD patients (Control: ...
In this study, we examined Abca1 gene dose effect on the phenotype of APP transgenic mice expressing human ApoE3 or ApoE4 isoforms. Surprisingly, our results demonstrate that the lack of one copy of Abca1 significantly aggravates memory deficits and amyloid pathology in APP/E4 but not in APP/E3 mice. An important finding of the study was that Aβ clearance from the brain was decreased by Abca1 deficiency in APP/E4/Abca1−/+ but not in APP/E3/Abca1−/+ mice. In contrast, Abca1 deficiency did not affect cognition, amyloid phenotype, and Aβ clearance in APP mice expressing ApoE3. Interestingly, the correlation between plasma HDL and brain amyloid load (Fig. 7) suggests that there may be a causative connection between peripheral lipoproteins and Aβ load in the CNS.. Previous studies demonstrated that ABCA1 affects amyloid deposition and memory deficits in experimental animals (Hirsch-Reinshagen et al., 2005; Koldamova et al., 2005b; Wahrle et al., 2005; Lefterov et al., 2009). Furthermore, ...
BACKGROUND: Compared to the epsilon 2 or epsilon 3 alleles, the epsilon 4 allele of apolipoprotein E (ApoE4) is associated with twice the prevalence of late-onset Alzheimers disease (AD). Epidemiological studies show that risk of AD varies inversely with consumption of omega-3 fatty acids from fish and seafood. Despite apparently lower fish intake in AD, pooled analysis of the literature shows that plasma and brain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is actually the same in AD as in healthy age-matched controls. Fish oil trials in AD are also not convincing. We recently shown that ApoE4 carriers have 41% higher fasting plasma EPA and DHA compared to non-carriers, but the plasma EPA and DHA response to fish oil in ApoE4 carriers was half that seen in non-carriers.. HYPOTHESES: (i) Carriers of ApoE4 have altered metabolism of carbon-13 (13C)-DHA as well as EPA and DHA provided in a dietary supplement. (ii) A dietary supplement of EPA+DHA will improve cognitive performance but only in non-carriers of ...
Several studies have reported evidence for linkage of late-onset Alzheimers disease (LOAD) to chromosome 9. Recently, an intronic polymorphism affecting alternative splicing of exon 8 of ubiquilin 1 (UBQLN1) was reported to be associated with LOAD. We attempted to replicate this observation by genotyping this polymorphism, rs12344615 (also known as UBQ-8i), in a large sample of 1,544 LOAD cases and 1,642 nondemented controls. We did not find any evidence that this single nucleotide polymorphism, or any of six others tested in UBQLN1, increases risk for LOAD.
ABSTRACT. Alzheimer disease (AD) is a progressive and irreversible neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by cognitive decline, memory loss and confusion. The E4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) is associated with AD and it is the main genetic risk factor for disease. Although the exact physiological function is unknown, bleomycin hydrolase (BLMH) may also be associated with AD development, although previous immunohistochemical findings have been inconsistent. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the genotypic and allele frequencies of the APOE gene and BLMH 1450 G > A polymorphism and assess BLMH expression using PCR-RFLP and RT-qPCR analyses of blood samples from patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), healthy elderly adults (EC) and healthy young subjects (YC). BLMH expression was significantly different among groups (p = 0.015) and there was substantial reduction with age and with AD. The APOE and BLMH genotype frequency did not diverge from the ...
The apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene exists in three isoforms in humans: APOE2, APOE3 and APOE4. APOE4 causes structural and functional alterations in normal brains, and is the strongest genetic risk factor of the sporadic form of Alzheimers disease (LOAD). Research on APOE4 has mainly focused on the neuronal damage caused by defective cholesterol transport and exacerbated amyloid-β and Tau pathology. The impact of APOE4 on non-neuronal cell functions has been overlooked. Astrocytes, the main producers of ApoE in the healthy brain, are building blocks of neural circuits, and Ca2+ signaling is the basis of their excitability. Because APOE4 modifies membrane-lipid composition, and lipids regulate Ca2+ channels, we determined whether APOE4 dysregulates Ca2+signaling in astrocytes. Ca2+ signals were recorded in astrocytes in hippocampal slices from APOE3 and APOE4 gene targeted replacement male and female mice using Ca2+ imaging. Mechanistic analyses were performed in immortalized astrocytes. Ca2+ fluxes were
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The PREVENT Research Programme has established a cohort of individuals to explore differences in the brain and cognitive function in healthy people in mid-life (aged 40-59). People are grouped into high, mid and low risk based on their family history and APOE status (a well-known risk gene for Alzheimers disease). Participants are assessed on biological indicators including markers in blood, saliva, urine and spinal fluid as well as direct imaging of the brains structure and function. Changes in all of these markers will be monitored at 2 years to work out if risks that predict these changes. One of the main aims of the study is to identify the earliest signs of changes in the brain whilst people are still in good health ...
TMEM106B has a strong association with brain pathology and was discovered as a risk allele in diseases on the ALS/FTLD spectrum. But indeed, the main impact of TDP-43 proteinopathy on public health is on LATE, which is ,100-fold more common than ALS/FTLD conditions (~1:3 lifetime risk versus ,1:1000 lifetime risk). Its interesting that the rare variant of TMEM106B is actually protective.. This new contribution by Yang and colleagues and the Rush University group is significant, and focused on LATE. This paper shows evidence of pathways that both TMEM106B and APOE contribute to, and there has been published evidence (including from Rush) that both TMEM106B and APOE status are associated with risk for TDP-43 proteinopathy in advanced age. One question that I had was whether or not other pathways associated with LATE show signals. GRN is only mentioned somewhat tangentially, whereas ABCC9 and KCNMB2 are not discussed.. ...
Published on 10/1/2017. Neu SC, Pa J, Kukull W, Beekly D, Kuzma A, Gangadharan P, Wang LS, Romero K, Arneric SP, Redolfi A, Orlandi D, Frisoni GB, Au R, Devine S, Auerbach S, Espinosa A, Boada M, Ruiz A, Johnson SC, Koscik R, Wang JJ, Hsu WC, Chen YL, Toga AW. Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Sex Risk Factors for Alzheimer Disease: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Oct 01; 74(10):1178-1189. PMID: 28846757.. Read at: PubMed ...
Common variants of the ApoE gene are strongly associated with the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimers disease, but the genes role in the disease has been unclear. Now, researchers funded by the National Institutes ...
Amino Acid SequenceMHHHHHHKVE QAVETEPEPE LRQQTEWQSG QRWELALGRF WDYLRWVQTL SEQVQEELLS SQVTQELRAL MDETMKELKA YKSELEEQLT PVAEETRARL SKELQAAQAR LGADMEDVRG RLVQYRGEVQ AMLGQSTEEL RVRLASHLRK LRKRLLRDAD DLQKRLAVYQ AGAREGAERG LSAIRERLGP LVEQGRVRAA TVGSLAGQPL QERAQAWGER LRARMEEMGS RTRDRLDEVK EQVAEVRAKL EEQAQQIRLQ AEAFQARLKS WFEPLVEDMQ RQWAGLVEKV QAAVGTSAAP VPSDNH.DescriptionApolipoprotein E4 Human Recombinant produced in E.coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing a total of 306 amino acids including a His Tag at N-terminus and having a molecular mass of 35.2kDa. The Accession # is P02649 VAR_000652.FormulationLyophilized from a sterile (0.2µm) filtered aqueous solution containing 10mM sodium phosphate, pH 7.5.Physical AppearanceSterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.PurityGreater than 90% as determined by SDS-PAGE.SolubilityIt is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized APOE4 in sterile 18M-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other
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Researchers have identified a protein called apolipoprotein E (ApoE) which affects your chances of developing Alzheimers disease. There are three forms of ApoE: ApoE2, ApoE3 and ApoE4.. Having one or two copies of ApoE4 increases someones chance of developing the disease, but does not make it certain. Some researchers think that ApoE4 does not affect whether a person will get the disease but, rather, when they get it, causing people with ApoE4 to develop the disease before people with ApoE2.. ...
rs911541 increases susceptibility to late-onset Alzheimers disease 1.58 times for heterozygotes (A;G) and 1.48 times for homozygotes (G;G,) based on a case-control study of ~1,500 Japanese patients and an equal number of matched controls. [PMID 16740596] ...
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I know that [itex] \varepsilon \eta = r^2 - r^2 \cos^2(\phi) = r^2 \sin^2(\phi) = \rho^2[/itex] ([itex]\rho[/itex] the diagonal in the x-y plane) implies [itex] x = \rho \cos(\phi) = \sqrt{ \varepsilon \eta } \cos (\phi) [/itex] mathematically, but looking at the picture I have no physical or geometrical intuition as to why [itex] \rho = \sqrt{ \varepsilon \eta } [/itex ...
ApoE belongs to a group of proteins that bind reversibly with lipoprotein and play an important role in lipid metabolism.  In addition
I understand, to some extent, Tates thesis. Could somebody explain perhaps what are the epsilon factors in Beilinsons works, such as "$\epsilon$-factors for Gauss-Manin determinants", or "Topological $\epsilon$-factors"? How do they mimic the usual ones? Are they some categorification (since the usual one is a number, and those ones seem to be lines)? Is there some intuition for the construction in "Topological $\epsilon$-factors" or, perhaps more importantly, for the need for construction?. Edit: I also know vaguely that epsilon-factors should be also associated to Galois-side-data, and the ones in Beilinsons works mimic those, and not the "automorphic" ones from Tates thesis.. Thank you, Sasha. ...