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We explored the relationship between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tau levels as indirect markers of tau-related pathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and EEG slowing, a typical neurophysiological finding in the disease. A positive correlation between CSF tau levels and ratio of alpha/delta global field power was found in 14 AD patients (r = 0.65, p = 0.01).(More)
Estrogens may be implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Most of their effects are mediated via receptors whose function and expression may be modified by DNA polymorphisms. Here the estrogen receptor 1 gene (ESR1) polymorphisms XbaI and PvuII were analyzed in 214 AD patients and 290 controls. In logistic regression analysis, a(More)
All mutations known to cause familial Alzheimer's disease (AD) act by increasing the levels of soluble beta-amyloid peptide (A beta), especially the longer form, A beta42. However, in vivo elevation of soluble A beta in sporadic AD has so far not been shown. In the present study, we used enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays specific for A beta42 and A beta40(More)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) belongs to a group of neurodegenerative disorders known as tauopathies, characterized by intracellular aggregation of hyperphosphorylated tau protein in the brain. Some tauopathies, like Alzheimer's disease (AD), consistently show increased levels of tau protein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). However, similar studies in FTD(More)
Alternative cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) results in generation and secretion of both soluble APP (sAPP) and beta-amyloid (Abeta). Abeta is the main component of the amyloid depositions in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Using Western blotting, we compared the levels of alpha-secretase cleaved sAPP, beta-secretase cleaved(More)
The objective of this study was to compare cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of the light subtype of the neurofilament proteins (NFL), tau, and beta-amyloid42 (Abeta42) in individuals with moderate or severe white matter changes (WMC) and in those with mild or no WMC. Twenty-two patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), nine patients with subcortical vascular(More)
The concentration of tau protein is elevated in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in Alzheimer's disease (AD), suggesting that CSF tau may be a useful biochemical diagnostic marker for this disorder. We investigated CSF tau concentrations on two occasions in AD (n = 18), mild cognitive impairment (MCI, n = 9) and other dementing disease (OD, n = 9) by ELISA(More)
To analyse the influence of apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype on the extent of white matter lesions (WMLs) in Alzheimer's disease (AD), we examined 60 AD patients with magnetic resonance imaging. The WMLs were rated visually in different brain regions. The patients with the APOE genotype sigma4/4 had more extensive WMLs in the deep white matter than patients(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) levels were compared in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) taken on two occasions, with an average 15 months follow up, from groups of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD: n = 18), mild cognitive impairment (MCI; n = 9) and other dementia disorders (ODD; n = 9). In these groups, CSF apoE levels were between 2-3-fold higher than values for a(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tau is a promising biochemical ante-mortem marker for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Levels are increased in AD compared to other dementias, neurological diseases and healthy controls. An age-related decrease in both soluble tau and tau bound to paired helical filaments has been shown in brains from non-demented subjects. To study tau(More)