Yoshikatsu Fujisawa

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To discover susceptibility genes of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD), we conducted a 3-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) using three populations: Japanese from the Japanese Genetic Consortium for Alzheimer Disease (JGSCAD), Koreans, and Caucasians from the Alzheimer Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC). In Stage 1, we evaluated data for 5,877,918(More)
Susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease (AD) is thought to be regulated by multiple genetic factors. Recently, three independent studies have reported that loci on chromosome 10q are linked with AD, and the insulin degrading enzyme (IDE; MIM 146680) gene located on chromosome 10q23-q25; IDE is located close to the maker D10S583, which exhibits a maximum LOD(More)
The Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) was developed as a short bedside cognitive and behavioral battery to assess frontal lobe functions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of a Japanese version of the FAB to measure cognitive dysfunction in patients with dementia. We studied 25 normal subjects and 105 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was the development of the quality of life (QOL) questionnaire for dementia (QOL-D) in Japan. METHODS We performed a questionnaire survey of QOL assessment in elderly patients with dementia in Japan, and developed QOL-D. RESULTS The final version consists of only 31 items grouped into six response sets, each with its(More)
Delusion of theft and phantom intruder delusion are among the most frequent delusions in dementia. The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical characteristics of patients with these symptoms. The authors conducted a questionnaire survey; items included age, gender, dementia diagnosis, cognitive function, and activities of daily living. Other(More)
BACKGROUND Wandering and fecal smearing (scatolia) are among the problematic behaviors in dementia, and many caregivers are troubled by these behaviors. The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinical characteristics of patients with these symptoms. METHODS We performed a questionnaire survey. The questionnaire items were the age, sex, living(More)
OBJECTIVE Some preclinical evidence suggests that the sigma receptor type 1, which plays several roles in learning and memory, may also be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD). The authors provide here genetic evidence that the sigma receptor type 1 (SIGMAR1) gene is involved in susceptibility to AD. METHODS Two polymorphisms of the(More)
Neprilysin (NEP), also known as neutral endopeptidase, enkephalinase, CD 10, and common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen, is a 97-kD protein. NEP can degrade amyloid beta peptides, and its mRNA and protein levels are known to be reduced in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), making the NEP gene a substantial candidate for an AD risk(More)
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