Jesús Aldudo

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In this work, we explored the existence of genetic variants within the apolipoprotein E gene transcriptional regulatory region, using a denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis screening of a region comprising nucleotides -1017 to +406. Upon a population study, three new polymorphic sites (-491, -427 and -219) and two mutations were found. Functional effects(More)
The ε4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) has been associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD; refs 1,2). However, it is apparent that the APOEε4 allele alone is neither necessary nor sufficient to cause the disease3–5. We have recently found three new polymorphisms within the APOftranscriptional regulatory region(More)
Searching for tau genetic variations which could be associated with risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), we have performed a mutational analysis of a region containing the whole exon 11 of the tau gene, which encodes a microtubule binding region critical for tau self-assembly, and we have found a biallelic polymorphism at position +34 of intron 11 (IVS11 +(More)
Oxidative stress, a risk factor in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease, is intimately associated with aging. We previously reported that the X-XOD free radical generating system acts as a modulator of lipid metabolism and a mild inducer of apoptotic death. Using the same cell model, the present study examines the metabolism/processing of the amyloid(More)
Many different mutations, causative of Alzheimer's disease, have been found in the presenilin-1 gene (PS-1). We have developed a screening method based on denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), which allows the mutational analysis of the whole exon 9 of PS-1. Upon the screening of a Spanish sample of early onset familial Alzheimer disease cases, we(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a neurotropic virus that remains latent in host neurons. Viral DNA replication is a highly structured process in which the redistribution of nuclear proteins plays an important role. Although tau is most widely known as a microtubule-associated protein found in a hyperphosphorylated state in the brains of patients with(More)
Mutations of presenilin 1 (PSEN1) are associated with monogenic Alzheimer's disease (AD); polymorphisms at this gene may therefore be associated with the sporadic form of the disease. In fact, recent meta-analyses and whole-genome association studies indicate PSEN1 as one of the few genes significantly associated with AD risk. Several polymorphisms have(More)
Mounting evidence suggests that herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Epidemiological analyses have shown that HSV-1 is a risk factor for AD in people with at least 1 type 4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene. Recent studies have also suggested that HSV-1 contributes to the appearance of the(More)