Zoltán Janka33
Sára Kálmán12
Gyula Szabó8
Marietta Hugyecz6
33Zoltán Janka
12Sára Kálmán
8Gyula Szabó
6Marietta Hugyecz
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Bilateral temporoparietal hypoperfusion is a characteristic single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) finding in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Lactate is a metabolic vasodilator and is known to provoke increased cerebral blood flow (CBF) in healthy adults. This work investigated whether lactate, which is present in high concentrations in AD(More)
A functional polymorphism of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF Val66Met) has been reported to affect memory-related hippocampal activity. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene polymorphism is known to be associated with Alzheimer disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and Pick disease (PiD). We tested the hypothesis that BDNF Val and ApoE epsilon4(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory and cognitive loss, the formation of senile plaques containing amyloid-beta (Abeta) peptide, degeneration of the cholinergic neurons and the development of neurofibrillary tangles. The build-up of Abeta is considered to be a central feature in the pathogenesis of(More)
This paper reports on four temporal parameters of spontaneous speech in three stages of Alzheimer's disease (mild, moderate, and severe) compared to age-matched normal controls. The analysis of the time course of speech has been shown to be a particularly sensitive neuropsychological method to investigate cognitive processes such as speech planning and(More)
Comorbid depression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common mood disorder in the elderly and a broad spectrum of antidepressants have been used for its treatment. Abeta peptides and other derivatives of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) have been implicated as central to the pathogenesis of AD. However, the functional relationship of APP and its(More)
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), sometimes regarded as a prodromal stage of Alzheimer's disease, is a mental disorder that is difficult to diagnose. However, recent studies reported that MCI causes slight changes in the speech of the patient. Our starting point here is a study that found acoustic correlates of MCI, but extracted the proposed features(More)
Genetic variants of the serotonergic neurotransmitter system are potential contributing factors in the pathological processes underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD). We examined polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter (SLC6A4) and serotonin receptor 2A (HTR2A) genes for possible association with AD, and therefore genotyped 5-HTTLPR, STin2-VNTR and HTR2A(More)
Stress is a relatively new and emerging risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Severe stress can alter brain characteristics such as neuronal plasticity, due to changes in the metabolism of cytoskeletal proteins. In this study, male Wistar rats were exposed to restraint stress (RS) for 5 h daily for different time periods. At the end of the exposure(More)
We tested the hypothesis whether the partially duplicated variant of alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit gene (CHRFAM7A) 2-bp deletion (-2 bp) polymorphism and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) epsilon4 allele confer susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Pick's disease (PiD) and vascular dementia (VD). The study(More)
Impaired neuronal energy metabolism, oxidative changes and microvascular abnormalities lead to altered lactate levels in Alzheimer's dementia. The aim of the present study was to assess whether intravenous sodium-lactate, a metabolic alternative and vasodilator that is thought to improve cognition, advances the cognitive performance of Alzheimer patients.(More)