Jiang-Rong Ou

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An expanded hexanucleotide repeat in the chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9ORF72), on chromosome 9p21, has recently been identified as a major cause of familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The neuropathology and clinical characteristics associated with C9ORF72 mutations are heterogeneous with the unknown pathomechanism. These cases were reported with(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the first most common neurodegenerative disease. Despite a large amount of research, the pathogenetic mechanism of AD has not yet been clarified. The two hallmarks of the pathology of AD are the extracellular senile plaques (SPs) of aggregated amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide and the accumulation of the intracellular(More)
Recently, two large genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified several variants at 12q14 and 12q24 which are associated with hippocampal volume, one of the most important biological markers of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The strongest association was reported for the rs7294919 polymorphism on chromosome 12q24.22. In order to explore whether(More)
Increasing evidence indicates that the beta2-adrenergic receptor (beta2-AR) may play an important role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We investigated the effect of two polymorphisms in the beta2-AR gene: Gly16Arg and Gln27Glu for the risk of sporadic Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD) in 109 patients and 109 healthy controls matched for sex and age in a(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate influences of the functional polymorphisms of Cytochrome P450 isozymes 2A6 (CYP2A6), 2B6 (CYP2B6), and 2C9 (CYP2C9) on pharmacokinetics of VPA in vivo. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the study, we analyzed the genotypes of CYP2A6, CYP2B6, and CYP2C9 and their contribution to the steady-state standardized plasma VPA concentrations in 179(More)
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) represents a reasonable functional and positional candidate gene for Alzheimer's disease (AD) as it is located within the previous identified linkage region of AD on chromosome 9q, and functionally is involved in the microglia-mediated inflammatory response, amyloid-β (Aβ) plaque formation and Aβ clearance. To test whether(More)
Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) represents a reasonable functional and positional candidate gene for Alzheimer's disease (AD) as it is located under the linkage region of AD on chromosome 4q, and is functionally involved in the microglia-mediated inflammatory response and amyloid β (Aβ) clearance. In the current study, 7 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
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