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The field of aging and dementia is focusing on the characterization of the earliest stages of cognitive impairment. Recent research has identified a transitional state between the cognitive changes of normal aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD), known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Mild cognitive impairment refers to the clinical condition between normal(More)
3H-apomorphine binds to membranes from areas of the corpus striatum and limbic system of calf brain saturable and with a drug specificity indicating that it labels dopamine receptors. In terms of drug specificity, log-logit displacement curve slopes and number of binding sites, 3H-apomorphine interacts with receptors in a manner more like 3H-dopamine than(More)
Despite a 34% decrease in the activity of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) in the rat cerebral cortex following lesions of the nucleus basalis, there were no changes in the Bmax of the antagonist ligands [3H]quinuclidinyl benzilate ((-)-[3H]QNB) or (-)-[3H]N-methylscopolamine ((-)-[3H]NMS). Furthermore, this treatment produced no significant change in the(More)
Physostigmine is a cholinesterase inhibitor which enhances central and peripheral cholinergic activity. In this study, we explored in persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) the effects of an acute dose of physostigmine in patients receiving chronic physostigmine treatment on the activity of the cholinergically regulated noradrenergic and arginine vasopressin(More)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a precursor phase of Alzheimer's disease (AD). As current treatments may be effective only at the early stages of AD, it is important to track MCI patients who will convert to AD. The aim of this study is to develop a high performance semi-mechanism based approach to predict the conversion from MCI to AD and improve our(More)
Genome-wide association studies of 146 plasma protein levels in 818 individuals revealed 56 genome-wide significant associations (28 novel) with 47 analytes. Loci associated with plasma levels of 39 proteins tested have been previously associated with various complex traits such as heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Type 2 diabetes, and multiple(More)
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