Mia E-L Blomqvist

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Insulin degrading enzyme, encoded by IDE, plays a primary role in the degradation of amyloid beta-protein (A beta), the deposition of which in senile plaques is one of the defining hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We recently identified haplotypes in a broad linkage disequilibrium (LD) block encompassing IDE that associate with several AD-related(More)
Neprilysin (NEP) is a principal peptidase involved in the degradation of β-amyloid (Aβ), and as such its encoding gene (MME) has been the target of numerous genetic association studies on Alzheimer disease. Here, in order to attempt replication of previous findings we have investigated several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that have been claimed to(More)
Linkage studies have implicated a broad region on chromosome 10q in Alzheimer's disease (AD). A recent genetic association study has provided evidence that polymorphism in the gene encoding alpha-3 catenin (CTNNA3, referred to previously as VR22 and also known as alpha-T catenin) may underlie linkage signals. Here, to investigate this finding, markers that(More)
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