Screening for mutations at codon 717 of the amyloid precursor protein gene in Alzheimer's disease.

Three kinds of missense mutation at codon 717 of amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene (Val --> Ile; Val --> Gly; Val --> Phe) were screened in 114 patients with familial and sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD), using a rapid testing method for each Val --> Gly and Val --> Phe mutation and Goate's method for Val --> Ile mutation based on the polymerase chain… CONTINUE READING