Georgia Rossmann Martins

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A number of genetic risk factors have been identified for Alzheimer's disease (AD) including genes involved in the inflammatory response (interleukin 1A, [IL-1α (-889)], interleukin 1B (IL-1β [+3953]), and tumor necrosis factor (TNF [-308 and -850]). We investigated the prevalence and functional consequences (baseline cognitive performance, plasma cytokine(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Luteinizing hormone (LH) has been shown to alter the metabolism of beta amyloid (Aβ), a key protein in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. While LH and components required for LH receptor signalling are present in the brain, their role in the CNS remains unclear. In vitro, LH has been shown to facilitate neurosteroid production and alter(More)
The effect of testosterone on the levels of the Alzheimer's disease amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) was investigated in guinea pigs. Castrated guinea pigs (GPX) were administered testosterone at two different dosages, following which plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Abeta_{40} levels were measured. Plasma Abeta_{40} levels were reduced in GPX in the early(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory changes are a prominent feature of brains affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD). Activated glial cells release inflammatory cytokines which modulate the neurodegenerative process. These cytokines are encoded by genes representing several interleukins and TNFA, which are associated with AD. The gene coding for HLA-B associated(More)
Cognitive decline and dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been associated with genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. A number of potentially modifiable risk factors should be taken into account when preventive or ameliorative interventions targeting dementia and its preclinical stages are investigated. Bone mineral density (BMD) and body(More)
Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 (APOE-epsilon4) is a major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we addressed the question of whether possession of the APOE-epsilon4 allele results in adverse effects on perceived health-related quality of life (HRQL) and on symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with subjective memory complaints (SMC).(More)
A strong link is indicated between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and risk for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), which may be exacerbated by the major AD genetic risk factor apolipoprotein Eepsilon4 (APOEepsilon4). Since subjective memory complaint (SMC) may potentially be an early indicator for cognitive decline, we examined CVD risk factors in a cohort(More)
Presenilin-1 mutations account for nearly 50% of all early-onset familial cases of Alzheimer's disease. Most of these mutations are completely penetrant, although the recently described Glu318Gly substitution seems to have only partial penetrance. These findings suggest that the Glu318Gly mutation may work as a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.(More)
AI is typically applied in video games in the creation of artificial opponents, in order to make them strong, realistic or even fallible (for the game to be " enjoyable " by human players). We offer a different perspective: we present the concept of " Art Games " , a view that opens up many possibilities for AI research and applications. Conference(More)
Purpose/Aim of the study: Poor cardiovascular health, including obesity and altered lipid profiles at mid-life, are linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The biological mechanisms linking cardiovascular health and cognitive function are unclear though are likely to be multifactorial. This study examined the association between various(More)
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