Correlation of statin-increased platelet APP ratios and reduced blood lipids in AD patients.

@article{Baskin2003CorrelationOS,
  title={Correlation of statin-increased platelet APP ratios and reduced blood lipids in AD patients.},
  author={Fred Baskin and RogerN. Rosenberg and Xiao Duan Fang and Linda S. Hynan and Carol B. Moore and Michael Weiner and Gloria Lena Vega},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 12},
  pages={
          2006-7
        }
}
Platelets, like neurons, contain 120- to 130- and 110-kd amyloid precursor proteins (APPs). Their ratio is reduced in AD, further reductions correlating with reduced Mini-Mental Status Examination scores [r(11) = 0.69, p < 0.05]. As statins alter APP processing, platelet APPs were analyzed in patients with AD given anticholesterol drugs for 6 weeks. APP ratios increased [t(37) = -3.888, p = 0.0004], proportionally with reduced cholesterol [r(36) = -0.45, p = 0.005]. Longer trials may reveal… CONTINUE READING
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