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Complement receptor 1 gene polymorphism rs3818361 was recently shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We performed an independent replication study of this genetic variant in 2,470 individuals from Spain. By applying an allelic model, we observed a trend toward an association between this marker and late-onset AD susceptibility in our(More)
BACKGROUND In order to identify novel loci associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in the Spanish population. METHODS We genotyped 1,128 individuals using the Affymetrix Nsp I 250K chip. A sample of 327 sporadic AD patients and 801 controls with unknown cognitive status from the Spanish general(More)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common progressive and disabling neurological condition affecting young adults in the world today. From a genetic point of view, MS is a complex disorder resulting from the combination of genetic and non-genetic factors. We aimed to identify previously unidentified loci conducting a new GWAS of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic admixture is a common caveat for genetic association analysis. Therefore, it is important to characterize the genetic structure of the population under study to control for this kind of potential bias. RESULTS In this study we have sampled over 800 unrelated individuals from the population of Spain, and have genotyped them with a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) are the first selected drugs for hypertensive patients because of its protective properties against heart and kidney diseases. Persistent cough is a common adverse reaction associated with ACEi, which can bind to the treatment cessation, but its etiology remains an unresolved issue.(More)
To identify loci associated with Alzheimer disease, we conducted a three-stage analysis using existing genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genotyping in a new sample. In Stage I, all suggestive single-nucleotide polymorphisms (at P<0.001) in a previously reported GWAS of seven independent studies (8082 Alzheimer's disease (AD) cases; 12 040 controls)(More)
The present research is aimed at assessing the role of 3 estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) gene variants in late onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) susceptibility. One thousand one hundred thirteen unrelated late onset sporadic AD patients, 1109 healthy controls and 121 neurologically healthy elderly controls were used to carry out case-control genetic association(More)
The relationships between genome wide association study-identified and replicated genetic variants associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk and disease progression or therapeutic responses in AD patients are almost unexplored. Seven hundred and one AD patients with at least 3 different cognitive evaluations and genotypic information for APOE and 6(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder characterized by the reduction or complete cessation in airflow resulting from an obstruction of the upper airway. Several studies have observed an increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among OSA patients. Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors characterized(More)
The MTHFD1L gene SNP variant rs11754661 was found to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease in a recent Whole Genome Association Study. We have carried out an independent study of this genetic variant in 2467 individuals from Spain. We found no evidence of association between the MTHFD1L marker and susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease in our sample.