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OBJECTIVE To examine the association of cholesterol with cognitive functioning in oldest old community dwelling individuals with and without the apolipoprotein e4 (APOE4) allele. METHOD One hundred eighty-five nondemented, community dwelling individuals (>or=85) were assessed with a broad neuropsychological battery. Bloods were drawn to assess total,(More)
A locus involved in schizophrenia and related disorders in a Puerto Rican family has previously been mapped to chromosome 5p. The maximum two-point log of the odds (LOD) score of 3.72 was obtained for marker D5S111, and increased to 4.37 by multipoint analysis, assuming autosomal dominant inheritance with 90% penetrance. Additional genotyping and haplotype(More)
Evidence for a genetic association between autism and two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs2056202 and rs2292813, in the mitochondrial aspartate/glutamate carrier (SLC25A12) gene led us to ask whether any of the four previously identified familial traits in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) varied by these SNPs. In 355 ASD cases from 170 sibships we(More)
BACKGROUND The AMACR gene is located in the schizophrenia susceptibility locus on chromosome 5p13, previously identified in a large Puerto Rican pedigree of Spanish origin. The AMACR-encoded protein is an enzyme involved in the metabolism of branched-chain fatty and bile acids. The enzyme deficiency causes structural and functional brain changes, and(More)
APOE epsilon4 is a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. It has also been associated with cognitive impairment and cognitive decline in young-olds, but the impact of the epsilon4 allele on cognitive function in very late life is still unclear. The object of this study was to evaluate the association of the epsilon4 allele of APOE with the cognitive(More)
ADAMTS12 belongs to the family of metalloproteinases that mediate a communication between specific cell types and play a key role in the regulation of normal tissue development, remodeling, and degradation. Members of this family have been implicated in neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory, as well as in muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the association of homocysteine with cognitive functioning in very elderly community-dwelling individuals (80 years or older). METHODS Two hundred twenty-eight nondemented community-dwelling individuals were assessed with a broad neuropsychological battery. Bloods were drawn to measure homocysteine, serum vitamin B12, and folate(More)
We previously identified a small region on chromosome 5p13 related to schizophrenia in a Puerto Rican pedigree. We screened one of the positional candidate genes, C1QTNF3, for mutations in affected family members. The direct sequencing identified 10 sequence variants, including five shared by all affected family members. Genotyping of the shared variants in(More)