Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Abstract

The apolipoprotein 4 allele increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but cerebral deposition of B-amyloid with age, a genetic mutation, or head injury may contribute to the pathogenesis of this disease. We examined the risks of AD associated with traumatic head injury and apolipoprotein 4 in 236 community-dwelling elderly persons. A 10-fold increase in the risk of AD was associated with both apolipoprotein 4a nd a history of traumatic head injury, compared with a two-fold increase in risk with apolipoprotein 4 alone. Head injury in the absence of an apolipoprotein 4 allele did not increase risk. These data imply that the biological effects of head injury may increase the risk of AD, but only through a synergistic relationship with apolipoprotein 4.

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© 1995 by Modern Medicine Publications, Inc., a subsidiary of Edgell Communications, Inc. Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.45.3.555

First Page

555

Last Page

557

Publication Title

Neurology

DOI

10.1212/WNL.45.3.555

Academic Level

faculty

Mentor/PI Department

Neuroscience

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Diseases Commons

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