Helen Beaumont

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We sought to identify new susceptibility loci for Alzheimer's disease through a staged association study (GERAD+) and by testing suggestive loci reported by the Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC) in a companion paper. We undertook a combined analysis of four genome-wide association datasets (stage 1) and identified ten newly associated variants(More)
Mutations in amyloid precursor protein (APP) and presenilin (PSEN) genes are known to cause familial early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD), which account for around 5% of AD cases. Genetic associations for the remaining "sporadic" cases, other than the risks associated with the apolipoprotein (APOE) epsilon4 allele are currently not fully established. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Moderately elevated levels of plasma total homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. We have tested whether baseline concentrations of homocysteine relate to the subsequent rate of cognitive decline in patients with established Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS In 97 patients with AD, 73(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the regulatory regions of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene modify the well-established epsilon4-associated risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Sequencing of the APOE gene regulatory regions revealed four previously reported promoter SNPs and one novel SNP in the(More)
BACKGROUND The insulin-degrading enzyme gene (IDE) is a strong functional and positional candidate for late onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We examined conserved regions of IDE and its 10 kb flanks in 269 AD cases and 252 controls thereby identifying 17 putative functional polymorphisms. These variants formed eleven(More)
Sexually mature mice were stimulated to superovulate by giving exogenous gonadotrophins at known stages of the oestrous cycle. Untreated animals which ovulated spontaneously served as controls. The number of oocytes ovulated by each female was estimated from counts of the number of CL of pregnancy, and the incidence of embryonic mortality during the pre-(More)
We sought to identify new susceptibility loci for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) through a staged association study (GERAD+) and by testing suggestive loci reported by the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC). First, we undertook a combined analysis of four genome-wide association datasets (Stage 1) and identified 10 novel variants with P≤1×10−5. These(More)
Background: The insulin-degrading enzyme gene (IDE) is a strong functional and positional candidate for late onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). Methodology/Principal Findings: We examined conserved regions of IDE and its 10 kb flanks in 269 AD cases and 252 controls thereby identifying 17 putative functional polymorphisms. These variants formed eleven(More)
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