Johan Sundelöf

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Genetic factors influencing common complex conditions have proven difficult to identify, and data from numerous investigations have provided incomplete conclusions as to the identity of these genes. Here we aimed to identify susceptibility genes for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS The case-control analysis included samples(More)
BACKGROUND Beta amyloid (Abeta) protein accumulates in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer disease (AD) and is detectable in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma. OBJECTIVE To examine plasma levels of Abeta peptides Abeta(40) and Abeta(42) as predictors of incident AD and other types of dementia. DESIGN Prospective, population-based cohort study. (More)
OBJECTIVE Subjects with diabetes are reported to have an increased risk of dementia and cognitive impairment. However, the underlying causes remain unknown. We investigated the longitudinal associations between midlife insulin secretion, glucose metabolism, and the subsequent development of Alzheimer disease (AD) and dementia. METHODS The population-based(More)
OBJECTIVE Vascular risk factors are associated with ischemic changes in the cerebral white matter. We studied the predictive value of cognitive test performance especially related to subcortico-frontal pathways, together with a cognitive screening test, for later incidence of fatal or nonfatal stroke or TIAs and stroke subtypes. METHODS A sample of 930(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that diabetes increases the risk of dementia, but few studies have addressed possible mechanisms underlying this relationship. The aim of our study was to investigate the longitudinal association of glucose metabolism, insulin secretion and insulin action with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. The(More)
Amyloid-beta (Abeta) with 40 (Abeta40) and 42 (Abeta42) amino acids, the main components of amyloid plaques in the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain, can be measured in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma. Whereas CSF Abeta42 is decreased in AD, some studies have reported changed plasma Abeta levels in AD and in subjects with mild cognitive impairment(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple lines of research suggest that increased cystatin C activity in the brain protects against the development of Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS Serum cystatin C levels were analyzed at two examinations of the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men, a longitudinal, community-based study of elderly men (age 70 years, n = 1,153 and age 77(More)
Cystatin C is suggested to be involved in neurodegeneration and the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) by binding to soluble amyloid-beta (Abeta) peptides. Studies of cystatin C levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in relation to risk of AD are conflicting and relations between cystatin C, Abeta42, and tau levels in CSF in AD, mild cognitive impairment(More)
Inflammation is suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) and high sensitivity serum reactive protein C (hsCRP) as markers of systemic inflammation were analyzed at two examinations of the ULSAM-study, a longitudinal, community-based study of elderly men (age 70, n = 1062 and age 77, n = 749). In(More)
Cathepsin B is suggested to be involved in amyloid-β (Aβ) processing and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Studies of cathepsin B levels in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have not been previously performed. We examined cathepsin B levels in plasma and CSF samples in persons with AD, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy controls in order to test the(More)