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  • 1.
    Benedict, Christian
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Brooks, Samantha J
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Kullberg, Joel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Burgos, Jonathan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Kempton, Matthew J
    Nordenskjöld, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Nylander, Ruta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Craft, Suzanne
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Johansson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Ahlström, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
    Schiöth, Helgi B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Impaired Insulin Sensitivity as Indexed by the HOMA Score Is Associated With Deficits in Verbal Fluency and Temporal Lobe Gray Matter Volume in the Elderly2012In: Diabetes Care, ISSN 0149-5992, E-ISSN 1935-5548, Vol. 35, no 3, 488-494 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE

    Impaired insulin sensitivity is linked to cognitive deficits and reduced brain size. However, it is not yet known whether insulin sensitivity involves regional changes in gray matter volume. Against this background, we examined the association between insulin sensitivity, cognitive performance, and regional gray matter volume in 285 cognitively healthy elderly men and women aged 75 years from the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS) study.

    RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS

    Insulin sensitivity was calculated from fasting serum insulin and plasma glucose determinations using the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) method. Cognitive performance was examined by a categorical verbal fluency. Participants also underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan. Multivariate analysis using linear regression was conducted, controlling for potential confounders (sex, education, serum LDL cholesterol, mean arterial blood pressure, and abdominal visceral fat volume).

    RESULTS

    The HOMA-IR was negatively correlated with verbal fluency performance, brain size (S1), and temporal lobe gray matter volume in regions known to be involved in speech production (Brodmann areas 21 and 22, respectively). No such effects were observed when examining diabetic (n = 55) and cognitively impaired (n = 27) elderly subjects as separate analyses.

    CONCLUSIONS

    These cross-sectional findings suggest that both pharmacologic and lifestyle interventions improving insulin signaling may promote brain health in late life but must be confirmed in patient studies.

  • 2.
    Benedict, Christian
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Brooks, Samantha J
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Kullberg, Joel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Nordenskjöld, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Burgos, Jonathan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Le Grevès, Madeleine
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Johansson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Ahlström, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular epidemiology.
    Schiöth, Helgi B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Association between physical activity and brain health in older adults2013In: Neurobiology of Aging, ISSN 0197-4580, E-ISSN 1558-1497, Vol. 34, no 1, 83-90 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present cross-sectional study, we examined physical activity (PA) and its possible association with cognitive skills and brain structure in 331 cognitively healthy elderly. Based on the number of self-reported light and hard activities for at least 30 minutes per week, participants were assigned to 4 groups representing different levels of PA. The cognitive skills were assessed by the Mini Mental State Examination score, a verbal fluency task, and the Trail-making test as a measure of visuospatial orientation ability. Participants also underwent a magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Multiple regression analysis revealed that greater PA was associated with a shorter time to complete the Trail-making test, and higher levels of verbal fluency. Further, the level of self-reported PA was positively correlated with brain volume, white matter, as well as a parietal lobe gray matter volume, situated bilaterally at the precuneus. These present cross-sectional results indicate that PA is a lifestyle factor that is linked to brain structure and function in late life.

  • 3.
    Benedict, Christian
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Byberg, Liisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Cedernaes, Jonathan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Hogenkamp, Pleunie S
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Giedratis, Vilmantas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lind, Lars
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Schiöth, Helgi B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Self-reported sleep disturbance is associated with Alzheimer's disease risk in men2015In: Alzheimer's & Dementia, ISSN 1552-5260, E-ISSN 1552-5279, Vol. 11, no 9, 1090-1097 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: To study the association between self-reported sleep disturbances and dementia risk.

    METHODS: Self-reported sleep disturbances and established risk factors for dementia were measured in men at ages 50 (n = 1574) and 70 (n = 1029) years. Dementia incidence was determined by reviewing their patient history between ages 50 and 90 years. In addition, plasma levels of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides 1-40 and 1-42 were measured at ages 70, 77, and 82 years.

    RESULTS: Cox regression demonstrated that men with self-reported sleep disturbances had a higher risk of developing dementia (+33%) and Alzheimer's disease (AD, +51%) than men without self-reported sleep disturbances (both P < .05). Binary logistic regression showed the increased risk for both dementia (+114%) and AD (+192%) were highest when sleep disturbance was reported at age 70 years (both P < .001). No group differences were found in Aβ levels.

    CONCLUSION: Improving sleep quality may help reduce the neurodegenerative risk in older men.

  • 4.
    Benedict, Christian
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Jacobsson, Josefin A
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Rönnemaa, Elina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Sällman Almén, Markus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Brooks, Samantha
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Schultes, Bernd
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Center, Kantonsspital St. Gallen.
    Fredriksson, Robert
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Schiöth, Helgi B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    The fat mass and obesity gene is linked to reduced verbal fluency in overweight and obese elderly men2011In: Neurobiology of Aging, ISSN 0197-4580, E-ISSN 1558-1497, Vol. 32, no 6, 1159.e1-1159.e5 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Humans carrying the prevalent rs9939609 A allele of the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene are more susceptible to developing obesity than noncarries. Recently, polymorphisms in the FTO gene of elderly subjects have also been linked to a reduced volume in the frontal lobe as well as increased risk for incident Alzheimer disease. However, so far there is no evidence directly linking the FTO gene to functional cognitive processes. Here we examined whether the FTO rs9939609 A allele is associated with verbal fluency performance in 355 elderly men at the age of 82 years who have no clinically apparent cognitive impairment. Retrieval of verbal memory is a good surrogate measure reflecting frontal lobe functioning. Here we found that obese and overweight but not normal weight FTO A allele carriers showed a lower performance on verbal fluency than non-carriers (homozygous for rs9939609 T allele). This effect was not observed for a measure of general cognitive performance (i.e., Mini-Mental State Examination score), thereby indicating that the FTO gene primarily affects frontal lobe-dependent cognitive processes in elderly men.

  • 5. Berg, L
    et al.
    Gustafson, L
    Hansson, G
    Kilander, L
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Klingen, S
    Marcusson, J
    Näsman, B
    Passant, U
    Wahlund, L O
    Wallin, A
    [Harmonization of dementia diagnoses--a necessary quality assurance]2001In: Lakartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 98, no 34, 3531-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Brooks, Samantha J
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Benedict, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Burgos, J
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Kempton, M J
    Kullberg, Joel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Nordenskjöld, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Nylander, Ruta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Johansson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Ahlström, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
    Schiöth, Helgi B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Late-life obesity is associated with smaller global and regional gray matter volumes: a voxel-based morphometric study2013In: International Journal of Obesity, ISSN 0307-0565, E-ISSN 1476-5497, Vol. 37, no 2, 230-236 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: 

    Obesity adversely affects frontal lobe brain structure and function. Here we sought to show that people who are obese versus those who are of normal weight over a 5-year period have differential global and regional brain volumes.

    DESIGN: 

    Using voxel-based morphometry, contrasts were done between those who were recorded as being either obese or of normal weight over two time points in the 5 years prior to the brain scan. In a post-hoc preliminary analysis, we compared scores for obese and normal weight people who completed the trail-making task.

    SUBJECTS: 

    A total of 292 subjects were examined following exclusions (for example, owing to dementia, stroke and cortical infarcts) from the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors cohort with a body mass index of normal weight (<25 kg m−2) or obese (30 kg m−2).

    RESULTS: 

    People who were obese had significantly smaller total brain volumes and specifically, significantly reduced total gray matter (GM) volume (GMV) (with no difference in white matter or cerebrospinal fluid). Initial exploratory whole brain uncorrected analysis revealed that people who were obese had significantly smaller GMV in the bilateral supplementary motor area, bilateral dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), left inferior frontal gyrus and left postcentral gyrus. Secondary more stringent corrected analyses revealed a surviving cluster of GMV difference in the left DLPFC. Finally, post-hoc contrasts of scores on the trail-making task, which is linked to DLPFC function, revealed that obese people were significantly slower than those of normal weight.

    CONCLUSION: 

    These findings suggest that in comparison with normal weight, people who are obese have smaller GMV, particularly in the left DLPFC. Our results may provide evidence for a potential working memory mechanism for the cognitive suppression of appetite that may lower the risk of developing obesity in later life.

  • 7.
    Byberg, Liisa
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Gedeborg, Rolf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.
    Cars, Thomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Sundström, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Internal Medicine.
    Berglund, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, UCR-Uppsala Clinical Research Center.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Melhus, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical pharmacogenomics and osteoporosis.
    Michaëlsson, Karl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Prediction of fracture risk in men: A cohort study2012In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, ISSN 0884-0431, E-ISSN 1523-4681, Vol. 27, no 4, 797-807 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    FRAX is a tool that identifies individuals with high fracture risk who will benefit from pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis. However, a majority of fractures among elderly occur in people without osteoporosis and most occur after a fall. Our aim was to accurately identify men with a high future risk of fracture, independent of cause. In the population-based Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men (ULSAM) and using survival analysis we studied different models' prognostic values (R(2) ) for any fracture and hip fracture within 10 years from age 50 (n = 2322), 60 (n = 1852), 71 (n = 1221), and 82 (n = 526). During the total follow-up period from age 50, 897 fractures occurred in 585 individuals. Of these, 281 were hip fractures occurring in 189 individuals. The rates of any fracture were 5.7/1000 person-years at risk from age 50 and 25.9/1000 person-years at risk from age 82. Corresponding hip fractures rates were 2.9 and 11.7/1000 person-years at risk. The FRAX model included all variables in FRAX except bone mineral density. The full model combining FRAX variables, comorbidity, medications, and behavioral factors explained 25-45% of all fractures and 80-92% of hip fractures, depending on age. The corresponding prognostic values of the FRAX model were 7-17% for all fractures and 41-60% for hip fractures. Net reclassification improvement (NRI) comparing the full model with the FRAX model ranged between 40 and 53% for any fracture and between 40 and 87% for hip fracture. Within the highest quintile of predicted fracture risk with the full model, 1/3 of the men will have a fracture within 10 years after age 71 years and 2/3 after age 82 years. We conclude that the addition of comorbidity, medication and behavioral factors to the clinical components of FRAX can substantially improve the ability to identify men at high risk of fracture, especially hip fracture. 

  • 8.
    Byberg, Liisa
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Warensjö Lemming, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Michaëlsson, Karl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Vessby, Bengt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Cancer death is related to high palmitoleic acid in serum and to polymorphisms in the SCD-1 gene in healthy Swedish men2014In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 0002-9165, E-ISSN 1938-3207, Vol. 99, no 3, 551-558 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    A high proportion of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) or a high ratio of MUFAs to saturated fatty acids in plasma, reflecting a high activity of the lipogenic enzyme stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1), has been shown to be related to cancer death and incidence in some studies.

    OBJECTIVES:

    The objective was to study whether the serum cholesteryl ester proportion of palmitoleic acid [16:1n-7 (16:1ω-3)] and the ratio of palmitoleic to palmitic acid (16:1n-7/16:0), as an estimation of the activity of SCD-1, are related to cancer death and to investigate whether polymorphisms in the SCD-1 gene are related to cancer mortality.

    DESIGN:

    A community-based cohort of 50-y-old men was followed for a maximum of >40 y. Survival analysis was used to relate fatty acid composition in serum, analyzed at baseline by gas-liquid chromatography (n = 1981), and single nucleotide polymorphisms in the SCD-1 gene (n = 986) to cancer death. A 7-d dietary record was completed at age 70 y (n = 880).

    RESULTS:

    The proportions of 16:1n-7 and the ratio of 16:1n-7 to 16:0 were associated with cancer mortality during follow-up in a comparison of the highest with the lowest quartile of 16:1n-7 (adjusted HR: 1.37; 95% CI: 1.04, 1.82). Inherited variance of the SCD-1 gene seemed to be related to cancer death, especially among men with a low proportion of PUFA in the diet in a comparison of the highest with the lowest weighted genetic risk score (HR: 2.14; 95% CI: 1.13, 4.04).

    CONCLUSION:

    The findings are compatible with the hypothesis that there is an association between endogenously synthesized MUFAs and cancer death.

  • 9.
    Cedervall, Ylva
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Åberg, Anna Cristina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Declining Physical Capacity But Maintained Aerobic Activity in Early Alzheimer's Disease2012In: American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia, ISSN 1533-3175, E-ISSN 1938-2731, Vol. 27, no 3, 180-187 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The longitudinal influences on physical capacity and habitual aerobic activity level in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are unclear. Therefore, changes in physical capacity and aerobic activity level were evaluated. Twenty-five individuals with AD were assessed annually for 2 years, by 10-m walk test, 6-minute walk test, and timed up-and-go (TUG) single/dual tasks. Habitual aerobic activity was assessed by diary registrations. The AD group showed a lower physical capacity than controls at baseline but comparable levels of aerobic activity. During the follow-up period, physical capacity declined in the AD group, but the aerobic activity levels changed only marginally. Our results show that in the early stages of AD, people are capable of maintaining health-promoting aerobic activity levels, despite a decline in their physical capacity. Additionally, it appears that cognitive dysfunction contributes to an impaired physical capacity. The TUG tasks might, therefore, be useful for detecting early signs of cognitive impairment.

  • 10.
    Degerman Gunnarsson, Malin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Basun, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Reduction of Phosphorylated Tau during Memantine Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease2007In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, ISSN 1420-8008, E-ISSN 1421-9824, Vol. 24, no 4, 247-252 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Memantine is a moderate affinity N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist approved for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In AD, tau is abnormally hyperphosphorylated. However, no significant changes of phosphorylated tau levels in CSF are found at follow-up in studies with AD patients. It has been shown in vitro that memantine reverse induced abnormal hyperphosphorylation of tau in hippocampal neurons of rats. Methods: Eleven AD patients were examined with cognitive tests and interviews of relatives. CSF analyses were performed before starting treatment with memantine as well as after 1 year. Results: A statistically significant reduction of CSF phosphorylated tau at the 1-year follow-up was seen, from median 126 (interquartile range 107-153) to 108 (88-133) ng/l (p = 0.018). No statistically significant differences of total tau or A42 were found. Conclusion: The results may reflect effects of memantine on a key pathological feature in AD in line with previous in vitro findings.

  • 11.
    Degerman Gunnarsson, Malin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Basun, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    High Tau Levels in Cerebrospinal Fluid Predict Rapid Decline and Increased Dementia Mortality in Alzheimer's Disease2014In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, ISSN 1420-8008, E-ISSN 1421-9824, Vol. 37, no 3-4, 196-206 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) amyloid beta(42) (A beta(42)), total tau (t-tau) and phosphorylated tau (p-tau) are useful as predictors of conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia. However, results are contradictory as to whether these biomarkers reflect the future rate of clinical decline. Methods: This is a retrospective study on 196 patients with AD [mild/moderate AD (n = 72) or AD-MCI (n = 124) at baseline] with a follow-up period of 2-9 years' duration (median 6 years). Lumbar punctures were performed at baseline as a part of the diagnostic procedure. Results: We found an increased risk of rapid cognitive decline defined as a drop in the Mini-Mental State Examination score of = 4 points/year in patients with CSF t-tau concentrations above the median (OR 3.31, 95% CI 1.53-7.16) and CSF p-tau above the median (OR 2.53, 95% CI 1.21-5.26). Patients with CSF t-tau in the highest quartile had a higher risk of dying in severe dementia (HR 4.67, 95% CI 1.16-18.82). Conclusions: In this large AD cohort, we found an association between high levels of CSF t-tau and p-tau and a more aggressive course of the disease, measured as a rapid cognitive decline and a higher risk of dying in severe dementia.

  • 12.
    Degerman Gunnarsson, Malin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lindau, M
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Santillo, A F
    Wall, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Section of Nuclear Medicine and PET.
    Engler, H
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Basun, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Re-evaluation of clinical dementia diagnoses with pittsburgh compound B positron emission tomography2013In: Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra, ISSN 1664-5464, Vol. 3, no 1, 472-481 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES:

    There is an overlap regarding Pittsburgh compound B (PIB) retention in patients clinically diagnosed as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and non-AD dementia. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there are any differences between PIB-positive and PIB-negative patients in a mixed cohort of patients with neurodegenerative dementia of mild severity regarding neuropsychological test performance and regional cerebral glucose metabolism measured with [(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET).

    METHODS:

    Eighteen patients clinically diagnosed as probable AD or frontotemporal dementia were examined with PIB PET, FDG PET and neuropsychological tests and followed for 5-9 years in a clinical setting.

    RESULTS:

    The PIB-positive patients (7 out of 18) had slower psychomotor speed and more impaired visual episodic memory than the PIB-negative patients; otherwise performance did not differ between the groups. The initial clinical diagnoses were changed in one third of the patients (6 out of 18) during follow-up.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    The subtle differences in neuropsychological performance, the overlap of hypometabolic patterns and clinical features between AD and non-AD dementia highlight the need for amyloid biomarkers and a readiness to re-evaluate the initial diagnosis.

  • 13.
    Degerman Gunnarsson, Malin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lindau, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Wall, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Section of Nuclear Medicine and PET.
    Blennow, K
    Darreh-Shori, T
    Basu, Samar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Oxidative Stress and Inflammation.
    Nordberg, A
    Larsson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Basun, H
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Pittsburgh compound-B and Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in CSF, plasma and urine: An exploratory study2010In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, ISSN 1420-8008, E-ISSN 1421-9824, Vol. 29, no 3, 204-212 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    The positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer Pittsburgh Compound-B (PIB) is an in vivo ligand for measuring β-amyloid (Aβ) load. Associations between PET PIB and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Aβ1–42 and apolipoprotein E ε4 (APOE ε4) have been observed in several studies, but the relations between PIB uptake and other biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are less investigated.

    Method:

    PET PIB, PET 18Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose and different AD biomarkers were measured twice in CSF, plasma and urine 12 months apart in 10 patients with a clinical diagnosis of mild to moderate AD.

    Results:

    PIB retention was constant over 1 year, inversely related to low CSF Aβ1–42 (p = 0.01) and correlated positively to the numbers of the APOE ε4 allele (0, 1 or 2) (p = 0.02). There was a relation between mean PIB retention and CSF ApoE protein (r = –0.59, p = 0.07), and plasma cystatin C (r = –0.56, p = 0.09).

    Conclusion:

    PIB retention is strongly related to CSF Aβ1–42, and to the numbers of the APOE ε4 allele.

  • 14.
    Dumanski, Jan P.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinsk genetik och genomik. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Lambert, Jean-Charles
    Univ Lille, INSERM, CHU Lille, Pasteur Lille,U1167,RID AGE Risk Factors & Mol De, F-59000 Lille, France..
    Rasi, Chiara
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinsk genetik och genomik. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Giedraitis, Vilmantas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Davies, Hanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinsk genetik och genomik. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Grenier-Boley, Benjamin
    Univ Lille, INSERM, CHU Lille, Pasteur Lille,U1167,RID AGE Risk Factors & Mol De, F-59000 Lille, France..
    Lindgren, Cecilia M.
    Univ Oxford, Wellcome Trust Ctr Human Genet, Oxford OX3 7BN, England.;Broad Inst MIT, Cambridge, MA 02142 USA.;Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA 02142 USA..
    Campion, Dominique
    Rouen Univ Hosp, INSERM, CNR MAJ, U1079, F-76031 Rouen, France..
    Dufouil, Carole
    Victor Segalen Univ, INSERM, U708, F-33076 Bordeaux, France..
    Pasquier, Florence
    Univ Lille, CNR MAJ, Inserm 1171, F-59000 Lille, France.;CHU Lille, F-59000 Lille, France..
    Amouyel, Philippe
    Univ Lille, INSERM, CHU Lille, Pasteur Lille,U1167,RID AGE Risk Factors & Mol De, F-59000 Lille, France..
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular epidemiology.
    Forsberg, Lars A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinsk genetik och genomik. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Mosaic Loss of Chromosome Y in Blood Is Associated with Alzheimer Disease2016In: American Journal of Human Genetics, ISSN 0002-9297, E-ISSN 1537-6605, Vol. 98, no 6, 1208-1219 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Men have a shorter life expectancy compared with women but the underlying factor(s) are not clear. Late-onset, sporadic Alzheimer disease (AD) is a common and lethal neurodegenerative disorder and many germline inherited variants have been found to influence the risk of developing AD. Our previous results show that a fundamentally different genetic variant, i.e., lifetime-acquired loss of chromosome Y (LOY) in blood cells, is associated with all-cause mortality and an increased risk of non-hematological tumors and that LOY could be induced by tobacco smoking. We tested here a hypothesis that men with LOY are more susceptible to AD and show that LOY is associated with AD in three independent studies of different types. In a case-control study, males with AD diagnosis had higher degree of LOY mosaicism (adjusted odds ratio = 2.80, p = 0.0184, AD events = 606). Furthermore, in two prospective studies, men with LOY at blood sampling had greater risk for incident AD diagnosis during follow-up time (hazard ratio [HR] = 6.80, 95% confidence interval [95% CI] = 2.16-21.43, AD events = 140, p = 0.0011). Thus, LOY in blood is associated with risks of both AD and cancer, suggesting a role of LOY in blood cells on disease processes in other tissues, possibly via defective immunosurveillance. As a male-specific risk factor, LOY might explain why males on average live shorter lives than females.

  • 15.
    Ekström, Curt
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology.
    Open-angle glaucoma and Alzheimer´s disease: a population-based 30 year follow-up study2016In: Acta Ophthalmologica, ISSN 1755-375X, E-ISSN 1755-3768, Vol. 95, no 2, E157-E158 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Ekström, Curt
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Pseudoexfoliation and Alzheimer´s disease: a population-based 30-year follow-up study2014In: Acta Ophthalmologica, ISSN 1755-375X, E-ISSN 1755-3768, Vol. 92, no 4, 355-358 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Emami Khoonsari, Payam
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cancer Pharmacology and Computational Medicine.
    Haggmark, Anna
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Biotechnol, Affin Prote, Sci Life Lab, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Lönnberg, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Analytical Chemistry.
    Mikus, Maria
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Biotechnol, Affin Prote, Sci Life Lab, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Bergquist, Jonas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Analytical Chemistry.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Nilsson, Peter
    KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Biotechnol, Affin Prote, Sci Life Lab, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Kultima, Kim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cancer Pharmacology and Computational Medicine.
    Shevchenko, Ganna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Analytical Chemistry. Uppsala Univ, Dept Chem BMC, Analyt Chem, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Analysis of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteome in Alzheimer's Disease2016In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 11, no 3, e0150672Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder accounting for more than 50% of cases of dementia. Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease relies on cognitive tests and analysis of amyloid beta, protein tau, and hyperphosphorylated tau in cerebrospinal fluid. Although these markers provide relatively high sensitivity and specificity for early disease detection, they are not suitable for monitor of disease progression. In the present study, we used label-free shotgun mass spectrometry to analyse the cerebrospinal fluid proteome of Alzheimer's disease patients and non-demented controls to identify potential biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. We processed the data using five programs (DecyderMS, Maxquant, OpenMS, PEAKS, and Sieve) and compared their results by means of reproducibility and peptide identification, including three different normalization methods. After depletion of high abundant proteins we found that Alzheimer's disease patients had lower fraction of low-abundance proteins in cerebrospinal fluid compared to healthy controls (p<0.05). Consequently, global normalization was found to be less accurate compared to using spiked-in chicken ovalbumin for normalization. In addition, we determined that Sieve and OpenMS resulted in the highest reproducibility and PEAKS was the programs with the highest identification performance. Finally, we successfully verified significantly lower levels (p<0.05) of eight proteins (A2GL, APOM, C1QB, C1QC, C1S, FBLN3, PTPRZ, and SEZ6) in Alzheimer's disease compared to controls using an antibody-based detection method. These proteins are involved in different biological roles spanning from cell adhesion and migration, to regulation of the synapse and the immune system.

  • 18.
    Engler, Henry
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
    Santillo, Alexander Frizell
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Wang, Shu Xia
    Lindau, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Savitcheva, Irina
    Nordberg, Agneta
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Långström, Bengt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    In vivo amyloid imaging with PET in frontotemporal dementia2008In: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 35, no 1, 100-106 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: N-methyl[11C]2-(4'methylaminophenyl)-6-hydroxy-benzothiazole (PIB) is a positron emission tomography (PET) tracer with amyloid binding properties which allows in vivo measurement of cerebral amyloid load in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a syndrome that can be clinically difficult to distinguish from AD, but in FTD amyloid deposition is not a characteristic pathological finding. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate PIB retention in FTD. METHODS: Ten patients with the diagnosis of FTD participated. The diagnosis was based on clinical and neuropsychological examination, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scan, and PET with 18 Fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG). The PIB retention, measured in regions of interest, was normalised to a reference region (cerebellum). The results were compared with PIB retention data previously obtained from 17 AD patients with positive PIB retention and eight healthy controls (HC) with negative PIB retention. Statistical analysis was performed with a students t-test with significance level set to 0.00625 after Bonferroni correction. RESULTS: Eight FTD patients showed significantly lower PIB retention compared to AD in frontal (p < 0.0001), parietal (p < 0.0001), temporal (p = 0.0001), and occipital (p = 0.0003) cortices as well as in putamina (p < 0.0001). The PIB uptake in these FTD patients did not differ significantly from the HC in any region. However, two of the 10 FTD patients showed PIB retention similar to AD patients. CONCLUSION: The majority of FTD patients displayed no PIB retention. Thus, PIB could potentially aid in differentiating between FTD and AD.

  • 19.
    Evers, Kathinka
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lindau, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Insight in frontotemporal dementia: Conceptual analysis and empirical evaluation of the consensus criterion “loss of insight” in frontotemporal dementia2007In: Brain and Cognition, ISSN 0278-2626, E-ISSN 1090-2147, Vol. 63, no 1, 13-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study was to suggest a new formulation of the core research diagnostic consensus criterion “loss of insight” in frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Eight patients with FTD (diagnoses made by interviews, medical and neuropsychological examination, CT scan, and regional cerebral glucose metabolism measured by positron emission tomography (PET) participated in the study). The results indicated that insight was present in three out of eight patients, and that insight appears to be a heterogeneous concept. Two types of insight emerged: Emotional insight associated with frontotemporal functions, and cognitive insight, related to posterior cognitive functions. These results suggest that loss of insight should not serve as a core criterion on FTD, but serves well as a supportive criterion of the disease.

  • 20.
    Franzon, Kristin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Zethelius, Bjorn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Cederholm, Tommy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Modifiable Midlife Risk Factors, Independent Aging, and Survival in Older Men: Report on Long-Term Follow-Up of the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men Cohort2015In: Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, ISSN 0002-8614, E-ISSN 1532-5415, Vol. 63, no 5, 877-885 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ObjectivesTo examine relationships between modifiable midlife factors, aging, and physical and cognitive function (independent aging) and survival in very old age. DesignProspective cohort. SettingUppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men, Uppsala, Sweden. ParticipantsSwedish men investigated in 1970-74 (aged 48.6-51.1) and followed up for four decades (N=2,293). MeasurementsConventional cardiovascular risk factors, body mass index (BMI), and dietary biomarkers were measured, and a questionnaire was used to gather information on lifestyle variables at age 50. Four hundred seventy-two men were reinvestigated in 2008-09 (aged 84.8-88.9). Independent aging was defined as survival to age 85, Mini-Mental State Examination score of 25 or greater, not living in an institution, independent in personal care and hygiene, able to walk outdoors without personal help, and no diagnosis of dementia. The National Swedish Death Registry provided survival data. ResultsThirty-eight percent of the cohort survived to age 85. Seventy-four percent of the participants in 2008-09 were aging independently. In univariable analyses, high leisure-time physical activity predicted survival but not independent aging. Low work-time physical activity was associated more strongly with independent aging (odds ratio (OR)=1.84, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.18-2.88) than with survival (OR=1.27, 95% CI=1.05-1.52). In multivariable analyses, midlife BMI was negatively associated (OR=0.80/SD, 95% CI=0.65-0.99/SD), and never or former smoking was positively associated (OR=1.66, 95% CI=1.07-2.59), with independent aging. As expected, conventional cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors were associated with mortality. ConclusionA normal midlife BMI and not smoking were associated with independent aging close to four decades later, indicating that normal weight at midlife has the potential not only to increase survival, but also to preserve independence with aging.

  • 21.
    Froelich-Fabre, Susanne
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Skoglund, Lena
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Ostojic, Jovanka
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Lindau, Maria
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Glaser, Anna
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Basun, Hans
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Clinical and molecular aspects of frontotemporal dementia.2004In: Neurodegener Dis, ISSN 1660-2854, Vol. 1, no 4-5, 218-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Fällmar, David
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Haller, Sven
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology. Univ Med Ctr Freiburg, Dept Neuroradiol, Freiburg, Germany.; Univ Geneva, Fac Med, Geneva, Switzerland.; Affidea CDRC Ctr Diagnost Radiol Carouge, Carouge, Switzerland..
    Lilja, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences. Hermes Med Solut, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Danfors, Torsten
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Tolboom, Nelleke
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, Med Ctr, Neurosci Campus, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Egger, Karl
    Univ Med Ctr Freiburg, Dept Neuroradiol, Freiburg, Germany.
    Kellner, Elias
    Univ Freiburg, Dept Radiol, Med Ctr, Fac Med,Med Phys, Freiburg, Germany.
    Croon, Philip M
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, Med Ctr, Neurosci Campus, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Verfaillie, Sander C J
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Alzheimer Ctr Amsterdam, Dept Neurol, Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    van Berckel, Bart N M
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, Med Ctr, Neurosci Campus, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Ossenkoppele, Rik
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Alzheimer Ctr Amsterdam, Dept Neurol, Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Barkhof, Frederik
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Radiol & Nucl Med, Med Ctr, Neurosci Campus, Amsterdam, Netherlands.; UCL, Inst Neurol & Healthcare Engn, London, England..
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Arterial spin labeling-based Z-maps have high specificity and positive predictive value for neurodegenerative dementia compared to FDG-PET.2017In: European Radiology, ISSN 0938-7994, E-ISSN 1432-1084, Vol. 27, no 10, 4237-4246 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: Cerebral perfusion analysis based on arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI has been proposed as an alternative to FDG-PET in patients with neurodegenerative disease. Z-maps show normal distribution values relating an image to a database of controls. They are routinely used for FDG-PET to demonstrate disease-specific patterns of hypometabolism at the individual level. This study aimed to compare the performance of Z-maps based on ASL to FDG-PET.

    METHODS: Data were combined from two separate sites, each cohort consisting of patients with Alzheimer's disease (n = 18 + 7), frontotemporal dementia (n = 12 + 8) and controls (n = 9 + 29). Subjects underwent pseudocontinuous ASL and FDG-PET. Z-maps were created for each subject and modality. Four experienced physicians visually assessed the 166 Z-maps in random order, blinded to modality and diagnosis.

    RESULTS: Discrimination of patients versus controls using ASL-based Z-maps yielded high specificity (84%) and positive predictive value (80%), but significantly lower sensitivity compared to FDG-PET-based Z-maps (53% vs. 96%, p < 0.001). Among true-positive cases, correct diagnoses were made in 76% (ASL) and 84% (FDG-PET) (p = 0.168).

    CONCLUSION: ASL-based Z-maps can be used for visual assessment of neurodegenerative dementia with high specificity and positive predictive value, but with inferior sensitivity compared to FDG-PET.

    KEY POINTS: • ASL-based Z-maps yielded high specificity and positive predictive value in neurodegenerative dementia. • ASL-based Z-maps had significantly lower sensitivity compared to FDG-PET-based Z-maps. • FDG-PET might be reserved for ASL-negative cases where clinical suspicion persists. • Findings were similar at two study sites.

  • 23.
    Fällmar, David
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Lilja, Johan
    Hermes Medical Solutions, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Danfors, Torsten
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Lubberink, Mark
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Sörensen, Jens
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Validation of true low-dose 18F-FDG PET of the brain2016In: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 2160-8407, Vol. 6, no 5, 269-276 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The dosage of F-18-FDG must be sufficient to ensure adequate PET image quality. For younger patients and research controls, the lowest possible radiation dose should be used. The purpose of this study was to find a protocol for FDG-PET of the brain with reduced radiation dose and preserved quantitative characteristics. Eight patients with neurodegenerative disorders and nine controls (n= 17) underwent FDG-PET/ CT twice on separate occasions, first with normal-dose (3 MBq/ kg), and second with low-dose (0.75 MBq/ kg, 25% of the original). Five additional controls (total n= 22) underwent FDG-PET twice, using normal-dose and ultra-low-dose (0.3 MBq/ kg, 10% of original). All subjects underwent MRI. Ten-minute summation images were spatially normalized and intensity normalized. Regional standard uptake value ratios (SUV-r) were calculated using an automated atlas. SUV-r values from the normal-and low-dose images were compared pairwise. No clinically significant bias was found in any of the three groups. The mean absolute difference in regional SUV-r values was 0.015 (1.32%) in controls and 0.019 (1.67%) in patients. The ultra-low-dose protocol produced a slightly higher mean difference of 0.023 (2.10%). The main conclusion is that 0.75 MBq/ kg (56 MBq for a 75-kg subject) is a sufficient FDG dose for evaluating regional SUV-ratios in brain PET scans in adults with or without neurodegenerative disease, resulting in a reduction of total PET/ CT effective dose from 4.54 to 1.15 mSv. The ultra-low-dose (0.5 mSv) could be useful in research studies requiring serial PET in healthy controls or children.

  • 24.
    Gunnarsson, Malin Degerman
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Blennow, Kaj
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Univ Hosp, Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Clin Neurochem Lab, SE-43180 Molndal, Sweden..
    Basun, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    High tau levels in cerebrospinal fluid predict nursing home placement and rapid progression in Alzheimer's disease2016In: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, ISSN 0065-6755, E-ISSN 1758-9193, Vol. 8, 22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Increased concentrations of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) total tau (t-tau) and phosphorylated tau, as well as decreased amyloid-beta 42 peptide, are biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, but few studies have shown an association with AD progression rate. We hypothesized that high CSF tau, as a marker of ongoing neurodegeneration, would predict a more aggressive course of AD, using time to nursing home placement (NHP) as the main outcome. Methods: Our sample inlcuded 234 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to AD (n = 134) or mild to moderate AD (n = 100) who underwent lumbar puncture at a memory clinic and were followed for 2-11 years (median 4.9 years). Results: Individuals with CSF t-tau in the highest quartile (>= 900 ng/L) had a higher ratio of NHP, both in the total cohort and in patients with MCI only (adjusted HR 2.17 [95 % CI 1.24-3.80]; HR 2.37 [95 % CI 1.10-5.09], respectively), than the lowest quartile. The association between high t-tau levels and future steep deterioration was confirmed in analyses with conversion to moderate dementia (HR 1.66; 95 % CI 1.08-2.56), rapid decline in Mini Mental State Examination score (>= 4-point drop/12 months), and dying in severe dementia as outcomes. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first study to show that high CSF t-tau levels predict early NHP and conversion to moderate dementia in an AD cohort. Selecting patients with high CSF t-tau, indicating more aggressive neurodegeneration and steeper decline, for AD immunotherapy trials might increase the possibility of showing contrast between active treatment and placebo.

  • 25.
    Hagström, Emil
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, UCR-Uppsala Clinical Research Center. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Nylander, Ruta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Michaëlsson, Karl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Melhus, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical pharmacogenomics and osteoporosis.
    Ahlström, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Johansson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular epidemiology.
    Arnlöv, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Molecular epidemiology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, UCR-Uppsala Clinical Research Center.
    Plasma Parathyroid Hormone Is Associated with Vascular Dementia and Cerebral Hyperintensities in Two Community-Based Cohorts2014In: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN 0021-972X, E-ISSN 1945-7197, Vol. 99, no 11, 4181-4189 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Context:

    In diseases with increased PTH such as hyperparathyroidism and chronic renal failure, dementia is common. Little is known of PTH and dementia in the community.

    Objective:

    We sought to investigate relations between PTH, clinical dementia and cerebral micro-vascular disease.

    Setting and Design:

    The Uppsala Longitudinal Study Of Adult Men (ULSAM) was prospective, baseline, 1991-1995; followup, 15.8 years. The Prospective Investigation Of The Vasculature In Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS) was cross-sectional, baseline, 2001. Both settings were community based.

    Participants and Main Outcome Measure:

    In the ULSAM study of 998 men (age 71) the association between PTH and dementia was investigated. In the PIVUS study of 406 men and women (age 70) the relation between PTH and magnetic resonance imaging signs of cerebral small vascular disease was investigated.

    Results:

    During followup, 56 individuals were diagnosed with vascular, 91 with Alzheimer's, and 59 with other dementias. In Cox-regression analyses, higher PTH was associated with vascular dementia (hazard ratio per 1 SD increase of PTH, 1.41; P < .01), but not with other dementias. The top tertile of PTH accounted for 18.5% of the population-attributable risk for vascular dementia, exceeding all other risk factors. In linear regression analysis in PIVUS, PTH was associated with increasing white matter hyperintensities (WMHI), reflecting increasing burden of cerebral small vessel disease (1 SD PTH increase, 0.31 higher category of WMHI; P = .016). All models were adjusted for vascular risk factors and mineral metabolism.

    Conclusions:

    In two community-based samples, PTH predicted clinically diagnosed and neuroimaging indices of vascular dementia and cerebral small vessel disease. Our data suggest a role for PTH in the development of vascular dementia.

  • 26.
    Hagström, Emil
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, UCR-Uppsala Clinical Research Center.
    Ärnlöv, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Plasma parathyroid hormone and the risk of cerebrovascular diseases in the community2012In: European Heart Journal, ISSN 0195-668X, E-ISSN 1522-9645, Vol. 33, no Suppl 1, 236-236 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Hogenkamp, Pleunie S.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Benedict, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Sjögren, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular epidemiology.
    Schiöth, Helgi B.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Late-life alcohol consumption and cognitive function in elderly men2014In: Age (Omaha), ISSN 0161-9152, E-ISSN 1574-4647, Vol. 36, no 1, 243-249 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Moderate alcohol consumption (one to two drinks per day) has been associated with better cognitive function and lower risk of developing dementia in the elderly. In light of alcohol's well-known neurotoxic properties, more evidence from well-controlled population-based studies is required. The objective of this study was to examine whether self-reported alcohol intake at age 70 is linked to cognitive function (assessed by trail making tests (TMTs) A and B, which are measures of attention, mental speed, and flexibility) in a population-based cohort consisting of 652 cognitively healthy elderly men. Linear regression models were used to assess both cross-sectional (i.e., age 70) and prospective (i.e., age 77) associations between alcohol intake and cognitive function. The analyses were adjusted for education, body mass index, energy intake, self-reported physical activity, smoking, a history of hypertension or diabetes, apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 status, and cholesterol levels at the age of 70. Baseline data were obtained from 1990 to 1996. Self-reported alcohol intake (mean 6.9 +/- 7.1 g/day) was associated with better performance on TMT-B at ages 70 and 77 (beta = -0.87, p < 0.001). In contrast, alcohol intake was not predictive of the difference in performance on these tests between ages 70 and 77. Despite cross-sectional associations with performance in a test of executive functioning, moderate intake of alcohol was not linked to differences in cognitive performance between ages 70 and 77 in the present study. Thus, our findings do not support the view that daily moderate alcohol consumption is a recommendable strategy to slow cognitive aging in elderly populations.

  • 28.
    Kilander, L
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    [Can better antihypertensive treatment prevent dementia? A question under investigation]1999In: Lakartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 96, no 48, 5357-60 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29. Makitalo, Signar
    et al.
    Mellgren, Asa
    Borgh, Ellen
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Skillback, Tobias
    Zetterberg, Henrik
    Gisslen, Magnus
    The cerebrospinal fluid biomarker profile in an HIV-infected subject with Alzheimer's disease2015In: AIDS research and therapy, ISSN 1742-6405, E-ISSN 1742-6405, Vol. 12, 23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is a challenge to differentiate between HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and other types of neurocognitive disease in the ageing HIV-infected population. Here we describe a 63 year old HIV-infected woman who had a history, neuropsychological test result, and PET examination consistent with characteristic Alzheimer's disease (AD). The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker profile was analogous to the profile typically found in AD in HIV-negative patients with increased t-tau and p-tau, a decreased level of A beta 42 and normal levels of CSF neurofilament light protein and sAPP alpha and sAPP beta, distinctly different from findings in HIV-associated dementia (HAD). Assessment of CSF biomarkers may be a valuable tool for clinicians to distinguish between HAD and AD.

  • 30.
    Olsson, Erika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Byberg, Liisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Karlström, Brita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Cederholm, Tommy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Melhus, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical pharmacogenomics and osteoporosis.
    Sjögren, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Vitamin D is not associated with incident dementia or cognitive impairment: an 18-y follow-up study in community-living old men2017In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 0002-9165, E-ISSN 1938-3207, Vol. 105, no 4, 936-943 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Vitamin D has been implicated as being important for maintaining cognitive function in old age. Results from longitudinal studies examining the association of vitamin D with incident dementia and cognitive impairment have been inconsistent. Objective: We investigated the relation between vitamin D, assessed in 3 different ways, and the risk of dementia. Design: We measured plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] with the use of high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, assessed dietary vitamin D intake with the use of 7-d dietary records, and created a vitamin D-synthesis genetic risk score (GRS) at baseline (1991-1995) in a cohort of 1182 Swedish men (mean age: 71 y). In a maximum of 18 y (median: 12 y) of follow-up, 116 men developed Alzheimer disease, 64 men developed vascular dementia, and 250 men developed all-cause dementia. An additional 80 men declined in cognitive function as assessed with the use of the Mini-Mental State Examination. Adjusted HRs and ORs were calculated with the use of Cox and logistic regressions. Results: The mean +/- SD plasma 25(OH) D concentration was 68.7 +/- 19.1 nmol/L. Plasma 25(OH) D, dietary vitamin D intake, and vitamin D-synthesis GRS were not associated with any cognitive outcomes (crude and adjusted HRs and ORs were similar to 1.0 for all continuous exposures). The adjusted HR for all-cause dementia was 0.88 (95% CI: 0.59, 1.31) in men with plasma 25(OH) D concentrations <= 50 compared with >75 nmol/L. The adjusted HR for all-cause dementia was 0.92 (95% CI: 0.63, 1.32) for the lowest compared with highest tertiles of vitamin D intake. The adjusted HR for the continuous GRS for all-cause dementia was 1.04 (95% CI: 0.91, 1.19). Conclusion: In this cohort study, we show that there is no association between baseline vitamin D status and long-term risk of dementia or cognitive impairment over an 18-y period of time.

  • 31.
    Olsson, Erika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Karlström, Brita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics.
    Cederholm, Tommy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Sjögren, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kostmönster och risk för utveckling av demenssjukdom: en 12 års uppföljning av 70 åriga män2011In: Svenska läkaresällskapets riksstämma, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Samband mellan kost och demenssjukdom är inte tydligt fastställda. Studiens syfte var att prospektivt undersöka hur tre olika kostmönster relaterar till utvecklingen av demenssjukdom, inkl. Alzheimers sjukdom (AD), eller alla typer av kognitiv störning hos äldre friska män.

  • 32.
    Olsson, Erika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Karlström, Brita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Byberg, Liisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Cederholm, Tommy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Sjögren, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Dietary Patterns and Cognitive Dysfunction in a 12-Year Follow-up Study of 70 Year Old Men2015In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, ISSN 1387-2877, E-ISSN 1875-8908, Vol. 43, no 1, 109-119 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Adherence to dietary patterns has been associated with cognitive decline and dementia, but studies are inconsistent.

    Objective:

    Dietary patterns, i.e., WHO recommendations (Healthy Diet Indicator), a Mediterranean-like diet (modified Mediterranean Diet Score, mMDS), and a low carbohydrate high protein diet (LCHP), were related to incident cognitive dysfunction, as indicated by Alzheimer's disease (AD), all-type dementia, and all-type cognitive impairment, in a cohort of 1,138 elderly Swedish men.

    Methods:

    Dietary patterns were derived from 7-day records. Risk relations were calculated by Cox and logistic regression analyses, adjusted for potential confounders. Sensitivity analysis was performed in a subpopulation (n = 564) with energy intake according to the Goldberg cut-off.

    Results:

    During a mean follow-up of 12 years, 84, 143, and 198 men developed AD, all-type dementia, and all-type cognitive impairment, respectively. There was no association between Healthy Diet Indicator and any of the outcomes. Hazard ratios associated with 1 standard deviation (SD) increment in the LCHP score were 1.16 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.95, 1.43) for AD and 1.16 (95% CI: 0.99, 1.37) for all-type dementia. mMDS was not associated with dementia diagnosis. Odds ratio (OR)/1 SD increase for mMDS and all-type cognitive impairment was 0.82 (95% CI: 0.65, 1.05). In the subpopulation OR for mMDS and all-type cognitive impairment was 0.32 (95% CI: 0.11, 0.89).

    Conclusion:

    We found no strong associations with development of cognitive dysfunction for any of the dietary patterns investigated. However, there was a potentially beneficial association for a Mediterranean-like diet on the development of cognitive dysfunction in the subpopulation.

  • 33.
    Olsson, Erika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Karlström, Brita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Byberg, Liisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Cederholm, Tommy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Sjögren, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Dietary Patterns And Cognitive Dysfunction In A Prospective Study Of 70-Year-Old Swedish Men2013In: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, ISSN 0250-6807, E-ISSN 1421-9697, Vol. 63, no Suppl. 1, 862-862 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 34. Religa, Dorota
    et al.
    Fereshtehnejad, Seyed-Mohammad
    Cermakova, Pavla
    Edlund, Ann-Katrin
    Garcia-Ptacek, Sara
    Granqvist, Nicklas
    Hallback, Anne
    Kawe, Kerstin
    Farahmand, Bahman
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Mattsson, Ulla-Britt
    Nagga, Katarina
    Nordstrom, Peter
    Wijk, Helle
    Wimo, Anders
    Winblad, Bengt
    Eriksdotter, Maria
    SveDem, the Swedish Dementia Registry - A Tool for Improving the Quality of Diagnostics, Treatment and Care of Dementia Patients in Clinical Practice2015In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 10, no 2, e0116538Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background The Swedish Dementia Registry (SveDem) was developed with the aim to improve the quality of diagnostic work-up, treatment and care of patients with dementia disorders in Sweden. Methods SveDem is an internet based quality registry where several indicators can be followed over time. It includes information about the diagnostic work-up, medical treatment and community support (www.svedem.se). The patients are diagnosed and followed-up yearly in specialist units, primary care centres or in nursing homes. Results The database was initiated in May 2007 and covers almost all of Sweden. There were 28 722 patients registered with a mean age of 79.3 years during 2007-2012. Each participating unit obtains continuous online statistics from its own registrations and they can be compared with regional and national data. A report from SveDem is published yearly to informmedical and care professionals as well as political and administrative decision-makers about the current quality of diagnostics, treatment and care of patients with dementia disorders in Sweden. Conclusion SveDem provides knowledge about current dementia care in Sweden and serves as a framework for ensuring the quality of diagnostics, treatment and care across the country. It also reflects changes in quality dementia care over time. Data from SveDem can be used to further develop the national guidelines for dementia and to generate new research hypotheses.

  • 35. Rosén, Christoffer
    et al.
    Farahmand, Bahman
    Skillbäck, Tobias
    Nägga, Katarina
    Mattsson, Niklas
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Religa, Dorota
    Wimo, Anders
    Blennow, Kaj
    Winblad, Bengt
    Zetterberg, Henrik
    Eriksdotter, Maria
    Benchmarking biomarker-based criteria for Alzheimer's disease: Data from the Swedish Dementia Registry, SveDem2015In: Alzheimer's & Dementia, ISSN 1552-5260, E-ISSN 1552-5279, Vol. 11, no 12, 1470-1479 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    INTRODUCTION: New research guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) include biomarker evidence of amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau pathology. The aim of this study was to investigate what proportion of AD patients diagnosed in clinical routine in Sweden that had an AD-indicative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker profile.

    METHODS: By cross-referencing a laboratory database with the Swedish Dementia Registry (SveDem), 2357 patients with data on CSF Aβ and tau biomarkers and a clinical diagnosis of AD with dementia were acquired.

    RESULTS: Altogether, 77.2% had pathologic Aβ42 and total tau or phosphorylated tau in CSF. These results were stable across age groups. Female sex and low mini-mental state examination score increased the likelihood of pathologic biomarkers.

    CONCLUSION: About a quarter of clinically diagnosed AD patients did not have an AD-indicative CSF biomarker profile. This discrepancy may partly reflect incorrect (false positive) clinical diagnosis or a lack in sensitivity of the biomarker assays.

  • 36.
    Rönnemaa, E
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Zethelius, B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Sundelöf, J
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Sundström, J
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
    Degerman-Gunnarsson, M
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Berne, C
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
    Lannfelt, L
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Kilander, L
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Impaired insulin secretion increases the risk of Alzheimer disease2008In: Neurology, ISSN 0028-3878, E-ISSN 1526-632X, Vol. 71, no 14, 1046-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: Subjects with diabetes are reported to have an increased risk of dementia and cognitive impairment. However, the underlying causes remain unknown. We investigated the longitudinal associations between midlife insulin secretion, glucose metabolism, and the subsequent development of Alzheimer disease (AD) and dementia. METHODS: The population-based Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men started 1970 when the 2,322 participants were 50 years old. Investigation at baseline included determinations of acute insulin response and glucose tolerance using the IV glucose tolerance test and Homeostasis Model Assessment insulin resistance index. During a median follow up of 32 years, 102 participants were diagnosed with AD, 57 with vascular dementia, and 394 with any dementia or cognitive impairment. Associations were analyzed using Cox proportional hazard models. RESULTS: A low insulin response at baseline was associated with a higher cumulative risk of AD (hazard ratio for 1 SD decrease, 1.31; 95% CI, 1.10-1.56) also after adjustment for age, systolic blood pressure, body mass index, serum cholesterol, smoking, education level, and insulin resistance. This association was stronger in subjects without the APOE epsilon4 allele. Impaired glucose tolerance increased the risk of vascular dementia (hazard ratio for 1 SD decrease, 1.45; 95% CI, 1.05-2.00) but not AD. Impaired insulin secretion, glucose intolerance, and estimates of insulin resistance were all associated with higher risk of any dementia and cognitive impairment. CONCLUSIONS: In this longitudinal study, impaired acute insulin response at midlife was associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer disease (AD) up to 35 years later suggesting a causal link between insulin metabolism and the pathogenesis of AD.

  • 37.
    Rönnemaa, Elina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Zethelius, Björn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Vascular Risk Factors and Dementia: 40-Year Follow-Up of a Population-Based Cohort2011In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, ISSN 1420-8008, E-ISSN 1421-9824, Vol. 31, no 6, 460-466 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: Our aim was to evaluate the longitudinal associations of individual and multiple vascular risk factors with the subsequent development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Methods: The Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men started in 1970 when the 2,268 participants were 50 years old. Baseline investigations included determinations of blood pressure, fasting glucose, cholesterol, BMI and smoking status. Over a maximum follow-up of 40 years, 349 participants were diagnosed with dementia, out of which 127 had AD. Analyses were repeated using a re-examination of the cohort at 70 years of age as a baseline. Results: No associations between vascular risk factors and AD were found. For all-type dementia, the association between high systolic blood pressure and dementia was the most consistent. High fasting glucose was associated with increased risk of all-type dementia only when measured at 70 years. Individuals with both an APOE epsilon 4 allele and vascular risk factors had the greatest dementia risk. Conclusion: Vascular risk factors influence the future risk of dementia, in particular vascular and mixed-type rather than AD. The impact of vascular risk factors on dementia in a longitudinal study depends on the age at baseline and the length of follow-up. Copyright

  • 38.
    Rönnemaa, Elina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Zethelius, Björn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Vessby, Bengt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Byberg, Liisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Serum fatty-acid composition and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal population based study2012In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 0954-3007, E-ISSN 1476-5640, Vol. 66, no 8, 885-890 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:

    It is unknown if a specific fatty-acid composition influences the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Nutrition is a possible target for prevention of dementia and especially omega-3-based fatty acids (n-3 FAs) have previously been suggested to be beneficial for cognition. The objective was to ascertain whether serum FAs predicts the risk of incident AD and dementia in a longitudinal population-based cohort.

    SUBJECTS/METHODS:

    Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men started in 1970. The proportions of FAs in serum cholesteryl esters were estimated in men (n=2009) who were 50 years old at baseline. During a 35 year follow-up time, 213 men had developed dementia, out of which 91 AD. The associations were analyzed with Cox proportional hazards and logistic regression; adjusted for age, education and vascular risk factors.

    RESULTS:

    Subjects with a higher proportion of saturated FAs had a decreased risk of AD in crude and multi-adjusted models (hazard ratio for 1-s.d. increase in palmitic acid 0.72; 95% confidence intervals: 0.59-0.89). These associations persisted even in the group of approximately 85-year-old survivors. n-3 FAs FAs were not associated with decreased risk of AD or dementia.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    In contrast to experimental studies, saturated FAs were inversely associated with risk of AD. No evidence of a protective effect of n-3 FAs against dementia was found. The results remained essentially unchanged if competing risk from mortality was taken into account.

  • 39.
    Santillo, Alexander Frizell
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Gambini, Juan Pablo
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Långström, Bengt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry.
    Ulla-Marja, Luohija
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Engler, Henry
    In vivo imaging of astrocytosis in Alzheimer's disease: an ¹¹C-L-deuteriodeprenyl and PIB PET study2011In: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 38, no 12, 2202-2208 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE:

    Astrocytosis is an important feature of the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), yet there is currently no way of detecting this phenomenon in vivo.

    METHODS:

    In this study we examine the retention of the positron emission tomography (PET) tracer (11)C-L-deuteriodeprenyl (DED), thought to bind activated astrocytes, in 9 patients with moderate to severe AD compared with 11 healthy controls. As a measure of amyloid load, (11)C-labelled Pittsburgh Compound B (PIB) retention was determined.

    RESULTS:

    Results show a significantly higher (11)C-L-DED retention in the frontal (35.1% increase, p = 0.001), parietal (35.2%, p = 0.001), temporal (30.9%, p = 0.0001) and medial temporal lobes (22.3%, p = 0.001) in AD compared to healthy controls after blood flow correction. DED retention in the sensorimotor and occipital cortices, and in white matter and subcortical structures, did not differ between groups. There was a moderate but statistically significant (r = 0.492, p = 0.01) correlation between DED and PIB retention values.

    CONCLUSION:

    Our conclusion is that DED may serve as an in vivo marker for astrocytosis in AD, providing a window into intermediate processes between amyloidosis and neuronal loss and a means of monitoring immunotherapy.

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    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
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    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Naj, Adam C.
    Univ Penn, Perelman Sch Med, Ctr Clin Epidemiol & Biostat, Dept Biostat & Epidemiol, Philadelphia, PA USA.;Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Bellenguez, Celine
    Risk Factors & Mol Determinants Aging Related Dis, RID AGE, U1167, INSERM, Lille, France.;Inst Pasteur, Lille, France.;Univ Lille, Excellence Lab LabEx DISTALZ, U1167, Lille, France..
    Badarinarayan, Nandini
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Jakobsdottir, Johanna
    Iceland Heart Assoc, Kopavogur, Iceland. Univ Miami, John P Hussman Inst Human Gen, Miami, FL USA..
    Kunkle, Brian W.
    Boland, Anne
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Raybould, Rachel
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Bis, Joshua C.
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Cardiovasc Hlth Res Unit, Seattle, WA USA. Univ Miami, Dept Human Genet, Dr John T Macdonald Fdn, Miami, FL USA..
    Martin, Eden R.
    Grenier-Boley, Benjamin
    Risk Factors & Mol Determinants Aging Related Dis, RID AGE, U1167, INSERM, Lille, France.;Inst Pasteur, Lille, France.;Univ Lille, Excellence Lab LabEx DISTALZ, U1167, Lille, France..
    Heilmann-Heimbach, Stefanie
    Univ Bonn, Inst Human Genet, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Life & Brain Ctr, Dept Gen, Bonn, Germany..
    Chouraki, Vincent
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA 02118 USA.;Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA..
    Kuzma, Amanda B.
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Sleegers, Kristel
    VIB, Dept Mol Genet, Neurodegenerat Brain Dis Grp, Antwerp, Belgium.;Univ Antwerp, Inst Born Bunge, Antwerp, Belgium..
    Vronskaya, Maria
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Ruiz, Agustin
    Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Res Ctr, Barcelona, Spain.;Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Memory Clin Fundacio ACE, Barcelona, Spain..
    Graham, Robert R.
    Genentech Inc, Immunol Biomarkers Grp, San Francisco, CA USA..
    Olaso, Robert
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Hoffmann, Per
    Univ Bonn, Inst Human Genet, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Life & Brain Ctr, Dept Gen, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Basel, Div Med Genet, Univ Hosp, Basel, Switzerland.;Univ Basel, Dept Biomed, Basel, Switzerland..
    Grove, Megan L.
    Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston, Human Genet Ctr, Sch Publ Hlth, Houston, TX USA..
    Vardarajan, Badri N.
    Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, Taub Inst Alzheimers Dis & Aging Brain, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Gertrude H Sergievsky Ctr, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, New York, NY USA..
    Hiltunen, Mikko
    Univ Eastern Finland, Inst Biomed, Kuopio, Finland.;Kuopio Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Kuopio, Finland..
    Noethen, Markus M.
    Univ Bonn, Inst Human Genet, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Life & Brain Ctr, Dept Gen, Bonn, Germany..
    White, Charles C.
    Brigham & Womens Hosp, Dept Neurol & Psychiat, Inst Neurosci, Program Translat NeuroPsychiatr Gen, Boston, MA USA..
    Hamilton-Nelson, Kara L.
    Epelbaum, Jacques
    Univ Paris 05, INSERM, Ctr Psychiat & Neurosci, UMR 894, Paris, France..
    Maier, Wolfgang
    German Ctr Neurodegenerat Dis DZNE, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Bonn, Germany..
    Choi, Seung-Hoan
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA 02118 USA.;Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Beecham, Gary W.
    Dulary, Cecile
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Herms, Stefan
    Univ Bonn, Inst Human Genet, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Life & Brain Ctr, Dept Gen, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Basel, Div Med Genet, Univ Hosp, Basel, Switzerland.;Univ Basel, Dept Biomed, Basel, Switzerland..
    Smith, Albert V.
    Iceland Heart Assoc, Kopavogur, Iceland. Univ Miami, John P Hussman Inst Human Gen, Miami, FL USA.;Univ Iceland, Fac Med, Reykjavik, Iceland..
    Funk, Cory C.
    Inst Syst Biol, Seattle, WA USA..
    Derbois, Celine
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Forstner, Andreas J.
    Univ Bonn, Inst Human Genet, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Life & Brain Ctr, Dept Gen, Bonn, Germany..
    Ahmad, Shahzad
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Li, Hongdong
    Inst Syst Biol, Seattle, WA USA..
    Bacq, Delphine
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Harold, Denise
    Dublin City Univ, Sch Biotechnol, Dublin, Ireland..
    Satizabal, Claudia L.
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA 02118 USA.;Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA..
    Valladares, Otto
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Squassina, Alessio
    Univ Cagliari, Dept Biomed Sci, Sect Neurosci & Clin Pharmacol, Cagliari, Italy..
    Thomas, Rhodri
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Brody, Jennifer A.
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Cardiovasc Hlth Res Unit, Seattle, WA USA. Univ Miami, Dept Human Genet, Dr John T Macdonald Fdn, Miami, FL USA..
    Qu, Liming
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Sanchez-Juan, Pascual
    Neurol Serv, Santander, Spain.;Univ Cantabria, Marques Valdecilla Univ Hosp, CIBERNED, Santander, Spain.;IFIMAV, Santander, Spain..
    Morgan, Taniesha
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Wolters, Frank J.
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Zhao, Yi
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Sanchez Garcia, Florentino
    Hosp Univ Doctor Negrin, Dept Immunol, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain..
    Denning, Nicola
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Fornage, Myriam
    Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston, Brown Fdn Inst Mol Med, Houston, TX 77030 USA..
    Malamon, John
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Deniz Naranjo, Maria Candida
    Hosp Univ Doctor Negrin, Dept Immunol, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain..
    Majounie, Elisa
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Mosley, Thomas H.
    Univ Mississippi, Med Ctr, Dept Med, Jackson, MS 39216 USA.;Univ Mississippi, Med Ctr, Dept Geriatr, Jackson, MS 39216 USA.;Univ Mississippi, Med Ctr, Dept Gerontol & Neurol, Jackson, MS 39216 USA..
    Dombroski, Beth
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Wallon, David
    Ctr Hos Rouvray, Sotteville Ies Rouen, France.;Normandy Univ, IRIB, Rouen Univ, U1079,INSERM, Rouen, France..
    Lupton, Michelle K.
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, Dept Basic & Clin Neurosci, London, England.;QIMR Berghofer Med Res Inst, Genet Epidemiol, Herston, Qld, Australia..
    Dupuis, Josee
    Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Whitehead, Patrice
    Fratiglioni, Laura
    Karolinska Univ Hosp Huddinge, Dept Geriatr Med, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, Dept Neurobiol, Care Sci & Soc, Aging Res Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden.;Stockholm Univ, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Medway, Christopher
    Univ Nottingham, Queens Med Ctr, Inst Genet, Nottingham, England..
    Jian, Xueqiu
    Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston, Brown Fdn Inst Mol Med, Houston, TX 77030 USA..
    Mukherjee, Shubhabrata
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Seattle, WA USA..
    Keller, Lina
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Neurobiol, Care Sci & Soc, Aging Res Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden.;Stockholm Univ, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Brown, Kristelle
    Univ Nottingham, Queens Med Ctr, Inst Genet, Nottingham, England..
    Lin, Honghuang
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Dept Med, Sect Computat Biomed, Boston, MA 02118 USA..
    Cantwell, Laura B.
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Panza, Francesco
    Univ Bari Aldo Moro, Dept Basic Med Neurosci & Sense Organs, Neurodegenerat Dis Unit, Bari, Italy..
    McGuinness, Bernadette
    Queens Univ, Sch Med Dent & Biomed Sci, Ctr Publ Hlth, Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland..
    Moreno-Grau, Sonia
    Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Res Ctr, Barcelona, Spain.;Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Memory Clin Fundacio ACE, Barcelona, Spain..
    Burgess, Jeremy D.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Solfrizzi, Vincenzo
    Univ Bari Aldo Moro, Geriatr Med Memory Unit, Bari, Italy.;Univ Bari Aldo Moro, Rare Dis Ctr, Bari, Italy..
    Proitsi, Petra
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, Dept Basic & Clin Neurosci, London, England..
    Adams, Hieab H.
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Allen, Mariet
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Seripa, Davide
    IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, Geriatr Unit, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.;IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, Dept Med Sci, Gerontol Geriatr Res Lab, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy..
    Pastor, Pau
    Univ Perugia, Dept Med, Sect Gerontol & Geriatr, Perugia, Italy..
    Cupples, L. Adrienne
    Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Price, Nathan D.
    Inst Syst Biol, Seattle, WA USA..
    Hannequin, Didier
    Normandy Univ, IRIB, Rouen Univ, U1079,INSERM, Rouen, France.;Rouen Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Rouen, France..
    Frank-Garcia, Ana
    Univ Autonoma Madrid, Univ Hosp La Paz, Dept Neurol, Madrid, Spain.;Inst Invest Sanitaria Hosp la Paz IdiPAZ, Madrid, Spain.;Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain..
    Levy, Daniel
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA 02118 USA.;Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA.;NHLBI, Bldg 10, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA..
    Chakrabarty, Paramita
    Univ Florida, Dept Neurosci, Ctr Translat Res Neurodegenerat Dis, Gainesville, FL 32610 USA..
    Caffarra, Paolo
    Univ Parma, Dept Neurosci, Parma, Italy.;AUSL, Ctr Cognit Disorders, Parma, Italy..
    Giegling, Ina
    Martin Luther Univ Halle Wittenberg, Dept Psychiat, Halle, Germany..
    Beiser, Alexa S.
    Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Giedraitis, Vilmantas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Hampel, Harald
    AXA Res Fund & UPMC Chair, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Sorbonne Univ, Paris, France.;Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Inst Memoire & Malad Alzheimer IM2A, Paris, France.;Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Inst Cerveau & Moelle Epiniere ICM, Dept Neurol, Paris, France..
    Garcia, Melissa E.
    NIA, Lab Epidemiol & Populat Sci, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA..
    Wang, Xue
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Mecocci, Patrizia
    Univ Perugia, Dept Med, Sect Gerontol & Geriatr, Perugia, Italy..
    Eiriksdottir, Gudny
    Iceland Heart Assoc, Kopavogur, Iceland. Univ Miami, John P Hussman Inst Human Gen, Miami, FL USA..
    Crane, Paul K.
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Seattle, WA USA..
    Pasquier, Florence
    Ctr Hosp Univ Lille, Epidemiol & Publ Hlth Dept, Lille, France.;CNR Maj, INSERM, UMRS 1171, Lille, France..
    Boccardi, Virginia
    Univ Perugia, Dept Med, Sect Gerontol & Geriatr, Perugia, Italy..
    Henandez, Isabel
    Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Res Ctr, Barcelona, Spain.;Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Memory Clin Fundacio ACE, Barcelona, Spain..
    Barber, Robert C.
    Univ North Texas, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Pharmacol & Neurosci, Ft Worth, TX USA..
    Scherer, Martin
    Univ Med Ctr Hamburg Eppendorf, Dept Primary Med Care, Hamburg, Germany..
    Tarraga, Lluis
    Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Res Ctr, Barcelona, Spain.;Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Memory Clin Fundacio ACE, Barcelona, Spain..
    Adams, Perrie M.
    Univ Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas, Dept Psychiat, Dallas, TX USA..
    Leber, Markus
    Univ Cologne, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Cologne, Germany..
    Chen, Yuning
    Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Albert, Marilyn S.
    Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept Neurol, Baltimore, MD 21218 USA..
    Riedel-Heller, Steffi
    Univ Leipzig, Inst Social Med Occupat Hlth & Publ Hlth, Leipzig, Germany..
    Emilsson, Valur
    Iceland Heart Assoc, Kopavogur, Iceland. Univ Miami, John P Hussman Inst Human Gen, Miami, FL USA.;Univ Iceland, Fac Pharmaceut Sci, Reykjavik, Iceland..
    Beekly, Duane
    Univ Washington, Natl Alzheimers Coordinating Ctr, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Braae, Anne
    Univ Nottingham, Sch Life Sci, Nottingham, England.;Univ Nottingham, Sch Med, Nottingham, England..
    Schmidt, Reinhold
    Med Univ Graz, Dept Neurol, Clin Div Neurogeriatr, Graz, Austria..
    Blacker, Deborah
    Harvard Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Boston, MA USA.;Harvard Med Sch, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Dept Psychiat, Boston, MA USA..
    Masullo, Carlo
    Univ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Dept Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Schmidt, Helena
    Med Univ Graz, Inst Mol Biol & Biochem, Graz, Austria..
    Doody, Rachelle S.
    Baylor Coll Med, Alzheimers Dis & Memory Disorders Ctr, Houston, TX 77030 USA..
    Spalletta, Gianfranco
    IRCCS, Santa Lucia Fdn, Expt Neuropsychiat Lab, Dept Clin & Behav Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Longstreth, W. T., Jr.
    Univ Washington, Dept Neurol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.;Univ Washington, Dept Epidemiol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Fairchild, Thomas J.
    Univ North Texas, Hlth Sci Ctr, Off Strategy & Measurement, Ft Worth, TX USA..
    Bossu, Paola
    IRCCS, Santa Lucia Fdn, Expt Neuropsychiat Lab, Dept Clin & Behav Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Lopez, Oscar L.
    Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Psychiat, Pittsburgh, PA USA.;Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Neurol, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA..
    Frosch, Matthew P.
    Massachusetts Gen Hosp, CS Kubik Lab Neuropathol, Charlestown, MA USA..
    Sacchinelli, Eleonora
    IRCCS, Santa Lucia Fdn, Expt Neuropsychiat Lab, Dept Clin & Behav Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Ghetti, Bernardino
    Indiana Univ, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA..
    Yang, Qiong
    Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Huebinger, Ryan M.
    Univ Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas, Dept Surg, Dallas, TX USA..
    Jessen, Frank
    German Ctr Neurodegenerat Dis DZNE, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Cologne, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Cologne, Germany..
    Li, Shuo
    Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Kamboh, M. Ilyas
    Univ Pittsburgh, Alzheimers Dis Res Ctr, Pittsburgh, PA USA.;Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Human Genet, Pittsburgh, PA USA..
    Morris, John
    Washington Univ, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, St Louis, MO 63110 USA.;Washington Univ, Sch Med, Hope Ctr Program Prot Aggregat & Neurodegenerat, St Louis, MO USA..
    Sotolongo-Grau, Oscar
    Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Res Ctr, Barcelona, Spain.;Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Memory Clin Fundacio ACE, Barcelona, Spain..
    Katz, Mindy J.
    Albert Einstein Coll Med, Dept Neurol, Bronx, NY 10467 USA..
    Corcoran, Chris
    Utah State Univ, Dept Math & Stat, Logan, UT 84322 USA..
    Dunstan, Melanie
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Braddel, Amy
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Thomas, Charlene
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Meggy, Alun
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Marshall, Rachel
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Gerrish, Amy
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Chapman, Jade
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Aguilar, Miquel
    Fundacio Recerca Biomed & Social Mutua Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.;Hosp Univ Mutua Terrassa, Dept Neurol, Memory Unit, Barcelona, Spain..
    Taylor, Sarah
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Hill, Matt
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Diez Fairen, Mnica
    Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;Fundacio Recerca Biomed & Social Mutua Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain..
    Hodges, Angela
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, Dept Old Age Psychiat, London, England..
    Vellas, Bruno
    Univ Toulouse, INSERM, U558, Toulouse, France..
    Soininen, Hilkka
    Kuopio Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Kuopio, Finland..
    Kloszewska, Iwona
    Med Univ Lodz, Elderly & Psychiat Disorders Dept, Lodz, Poland..
    Daniilidou, Makrina
    Univ Leicester, Dept Hlth Sci, Psychiat Elderly, Leicester, Leics, England..
    Uphill, James
    UCL Inst Neurol, MRC Prion Unit, Dept Neurodegenerat Dis, London, England..
    Patel, Yogen
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, Dept Basic & Clin Neurosci, London, England..
    Hughes, Joseph T.
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, Dept Basic & Clin Neurosci, London, England..
    Lord, Jenny
    Univ Nottingham, Queens Med Ctr, Inst Genet, Nottingham, England..
    Turton, James
    Univ Nottingham, Queens Med Ctr, Inst Genet, Nottingham, England..
    Hartmann, Annette M.
    Martin Luther Univ Halle Wittenberg, Dept Psychiat, Halle, Germany..
    Cecchetti, Roberta
    Univ Perugia, Dept Med, Sect Gerontol & Geriatr, Perugia, Italy..
    Fenoglio, Chiara
    Univ Milan, IRCCS Osped Policlin, Fdn Ca Granda, Dept Pathophysiol & Transplantat, Milan, Italy..
    Serpente, Maria
    Univ Milan, IRCCS Osped Policlin, Fdn Ca Granda, Dept Pathophysiol & Transplantat, Milan, Italy..
    Arcaro, Marina
    Univ Milan, IRCCS Osped Policlin, Fdn Ca Granda, Dept Pathophysiol & Transplantat, Milan, Italy..
    Caltagirone, Carlo
    IRCCS, Santa Lucia Fdn, Expt Neuropsychiat Lab, Dept Clin & Behav Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Orfei, Maria Donata
    IRCCS, Santa Lucia Fdn, Expt Neuropsychiat Lab, Dept Clin & Behav Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Ciaramella, Antonio
    IRCCS, Santa Lucia Fdn, Expt Neuropsychiat Lab, Dept Clin & Behav Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Pichler, Sabrina
    Univ Hosp, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Saarland, Germany..
    Mayhaus, Manuel
    Univ Hosp, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Saarland, Germany..
    Gu, Wei
    Univ Hosp, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Saarland, Germany..
    Lleo, Alberto
    Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Memory Unit, Dept Neurol, Barcelona, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Hosp Santa Creu & St Pau, St Pau Biomed Res Inst, Barcelona, Spain..
    Forte, Juan
    Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Memory Unit, Dept Neurol, Barcelona, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Hosp Santa Creu & St Pau, St Pau Biomed Res Inst, Barcelona, Spain..
    Blesa, Rafael
    Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Memory Unit, Dept Neurol, Barcelona, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Hosp Santa Creu & St Pau, St Pau Biomed Res Inst, Barcelona, Spain..
    Barber, Imelda S.
    Univ Nottingham, Sch Life Sci, Nottingham, England.;Univ Nottingham, Sch Med, Nottingham, England..
    Brookes, Keeley
    Univ Nottingham, Sch Life Sci, Nottingham, England.;Univ Nottingham, Sch Med, Nottingham, England..
    Cupidi, Chiara
    ASP Catanzaro, Reg Neurogenet Ctr CRN, Lamezia Terme, Italy..
    Maletta, Raffaele Giovanni
    ASP Catanzaro, Reg Neurogenet Ctr CRN, Lamezia Terme, Italy..
    Carrell, David
    Univ Washington, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Sorbi, Sandro
    Univ Florence, NEUROFARBA, Dept Neurosci Psychol Drug Res & Child Hlth, Florence, Italy.;IRCCS Don Carlo Gnocchi, Florence, Italy..
    Moebus, Susanne
    Univ Duisburg Essen, Univ Hosp Essen, Inst Med Informat Biometry & Epidemiol, Essen, Germany..
    Urbano, Maria
    IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, Geriatr Unit, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.;IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, Dept Med Sci, Gerontol Geriatr Res Lab, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy..
    Pilotto, Alberto
    IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, Geriatr Unit, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.;IRCCS Casa Sollievo Sofferenza, Dept Med Sci, Gerontol Geriatr Res Lab, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy..
    Kornhuber, Johannes
    Univ Erlangen Nurnberg, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Erlangen, Germany..
    Bosco, Paolo
    Assoc Oasi Maria Santissima Srl, IRCCS, Troina, Italy..
    Todd, Stephen
    Queens Univ, Sch Med Dent & Biomed Sci, Ctr Publ Hlth, Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland..
    Craig, David
    Queens Univ, Sch Med Dent & Biomed Sci, Ctr Publ Hlth, Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland..
    Johnston, Janet
    Queens Univ, Sch Med Dent & Biomed Sci, Ctr Publ Hlth, Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland..
    Gill, Michael
    St James Hosp, Mercers Inst Res Aging, Dublin, Ireland.;Trinity Coll Dublin, Dublin, Ireland..
    Lawlor, Brian
    St James Hosp, Mercers Inst Res Aging, Dublin, Ireland.;Trinity Coll Dublin, Dublin, Ireland..
    Lynch, Aoibhinn
    St James Hosp, Mercers Inst Res Aging, Dublin, Ireland.;Trinity Coll Dublin, Dublin, Ireland..
    Fox, Nick C.
    UCL, Inst Neurol, Dept Mol Neurosci, London, England..
    Hardy, John
    UCL, Inst Neurol, Dept Mol Neurosci, London, England..
    Albin, Roger L.
    Univ Michigan, Dept Neurol, Ann Arbor, MI USA.;VAAAHS, GRECC, Ann Arbor, MI USA.;Michigan Alzheimer Dis Ctr, Ann Arbor, MI USA..
    Apostolova, Liana G.
    Indiana Univ Sch Med, Indiana Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA.;Indiana Univ, Dept Med & Mol Genet, Indianapolis, IN USA.;Indiana Univ, Dept Neurol, Indianapolis, IN USA.;Indiana Univ, Dept Radiol & Imaging Sci, Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA..
    Arnold, Steven E.
    Univ Penn, Dept Psychiat, Perelman Sch Med, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Asthana, Sanjay
    Univ Wisconsin, GRECC, Madison, WI USA.;Univ Wisconsin, Dept Med, Madison, WI USA.;Wisconsin Alzheimers Dis Res Ctr, Madison, WI USA..
    Atwood, Craig S.
    Univ Wisconsin, GRECC, Madison, WI USA.;Univ Wisconsin, Dept Med, Madison, WI USA.;Wisconsin Alzheimers Dis Res Ctr, Madison, WI USA..
    Baldwin, Clinton T.
    Boston Univ, Dept Med, Genet Program, Boston, MA USA..
    Barnes, Lisa L.
    Rush Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Neurol Sci, Chicago, IL 60612 USA.;Rush Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Behav Sci, Chicago, IL 60612 USA.;Rush Univ, Rush Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Med Ctr, Chicago, IL 60612 USA..
    Barral, Sandra
    Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, Taub Inst Alzheimers Dis & Aging Brain, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Gertrude H Sergievsky Ctr, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, New York, NY USA..
    Beach, Thomas G.
    Banner Sun Hlth Res Inst, Civin Lab Neuropathol, Phoenix, AZ USA..
    Becker, James T.
    Univ Pittsburgh, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, Pittsburgh, PA USA.;Univ Pittsburgh, Sch Med, Dept Neurol, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA.;Univ Pittsburgh, Sch Med, Dept Psychol, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA..
    Bigio, Eileen H.
    Northwestern Univ, Feinberg Sch Med, Dept Pathol, Chicago, IL 60611 USA.;Northwestern Univ, Feinberg Sch Med, Cognit Neurol & Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Chicago, IL 60611 USA..
    Bird, Thomas D.
    Univ Washington, Dept Neurol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.;VA Puget Sound Hlth Care Syst GRECC, Seattle, WA USA..
    Boeve, Bradley F.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurol, Rochester, MN USA..
    Bowen, James D.
    Swedish Med Ctr, Seattle, WA USA..
    Boxer, Adam
    Univ Calif San Francisco, Dept Neurol, San Francisco, CA USA..
    Burke, James R.
    Duke Univ, Dept Med, Durham, NC USA..
    Burns, Jeffrey M.
    Univ Kansas, Med Ctr, Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Kansas City, KS 66103 USA..
    Buxbaum, Joseph D.
    Mt Sinai Sch Med, Dept Genet & Genom Sci, New York, NY USA.;Mt Sinai Sch Med, Dept Neurosci, New York, NY USA.;Mt Sinai Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, New York, NY USA..
    Cairns, Nigel J.
    Washington Univ, Dept Pathol & Immunol, St Louis, MO USA..
    Cao, Chuanhai
    Univ S Florida, USF Hlth Byrd Alzheimers Inst, Tampa, FL USA..
    Carlson, Chris S.
    Fred Hutchinson Canc Res Ctr, 1124 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104 USA..
    Carlsson, Cynthia M.
    Univ Wisconsin, Dept Med, Madison, WI USA.;Wisconsin Alzheimers Dis Res Ctr, Madison, WI USA..
    Carney, Regina M.
    Univ Miami, Miller Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Miami, FL 33136 USA..
    Carrasquillo, Minerva M.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Carroll, Steven L.
    Med Univ South Carolina, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Charleston, SC 29425 USA..
    Diaz, Carolina Ceballos
    Univ Florida, Dept Neurosci, Ctr Translat Res Neurodegenerat Dis, Gainesville, FL 32610 USA..
    Chui, Helena C.
    Univ Southern Calif, Dept Neurol, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Clark, David G.
    Med Univ South Carolina, Dept Neurol, Charleston, SC 29425 USA.;Ralph H Johnson VA Med Ctr, Dept Neurol, Charleston, SC USA..
    Cribbs, David H.
    Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Neurol, Irvine, CA 92717 USA..
    Crocco, Elizabeth A.
    Univ Miami, Miller Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Miami, FL 33136 USA..
    DeCarli, Charles
    Univ Calif Davis, Dept Neurol, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA..
    Dick, Malcolm
    Univ Calif Irvine, Inst Memory Impairments & Neurol Disorder, Irvine, CA USA..
    Duara, Ranjan
    Mt Sinai Med Ctr, Wien Ctr Alzheimers Dis & Memory Disorders, Miami Beach, FL 33140 USA..
    Evans, Denis A.
    Rush Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Internal Med, Rush Inst Hlth Aging, Chicago, IL 60612 USA..
    Faber, Kelley M.
    Indiana Univ, Dept Med & Mol Genet, Indianapolis, IN USA..
    Fallon, Kenneth B.
    Univ Alabama Birmingham, Dept Pathol, Birmingham, AL USA..
    Fardo, David W.
    Univ Kentucky, Sanders Brown Ctr Aging, Dept Biostat, Lexington, KY 40536 USA..
    Farlow, Martin R.
    Indiana Univ, Dept Neurol, Indianapolis, IN USA..
    Ferris, Steven
    NYU, Dept Psychiat, 550 1St Ave, New York, NY 10016 USA..
    Foroud, Tatiana M.
    Indiana Univ, Dept Med & Mol Genet, Indianapolis, IN USA..
    Galasko, Douglas R.
    Univ Calif San Diego, Dept Neurosci, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA..
    Gearing, Marla
    Emory Univ, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA.;Emory Univ, Emory Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA..
    Geschwind, Daniel H.
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, Neurogenet Program, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Gilbert, John R.
    Graff-Radford, Neill R.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA.;Mayo Clin, Dept Neurol, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Green, Robert C.
    Brigham & Womens Hosp, Dept Med, Div Genet, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115 USA.;Brigham & Womens Hosp, Partners Ctr Personalized Genet Med, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115 USA.;Harvard Med Sch, Boston, MA USA..
    Growdon, John H.
    Harvard Med Sch, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Dept Neurol, Boston, MA USA..
    Hamilton, Ronald L.
    Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Pathol Neuropathol, Pittsburgh, PA USA..
    Harrell, Lindy E.
    Univ Alabama Birmingham, Dept Neurol, Birmingham, AL USA..
    Honig, Lawrence S.
    Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, Taub Inst Alzheimers Dis & Aging Brain, New York, NY USA..
    Huentelman, Matthew J.
    Translat Genom Res Inst, Neurogenom Div, Phoenix, AZ USA..
    Hulette, Christine M.
    Duke Univ, Dept Pathol, Durham, NC 27706 USA..
    Hyman, Bradley T.
    Harvard Med Sch, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Dept Neurol, Boston, MA USA..
    Jarvik, Gail P.
    Univ Washington, Dept Genome Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.;Univ Washington, Dept Med Med Genet, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Abner, Erin
    Univ Kentucky, Sanders Brown Ctr Aging, Coll Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Lexington, KY 40536 USA..
    Jin, Lee-Way
    Univ Calif Davis, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA..
    Jun, Gyungah
    Boston Univ, Dept Med, Genet Program, Boston, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA 02215 USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Ophthalmol, Boston, MA USA..
    Karydas, Anna
    Univ Calif San Francisco, Dept Neurol, San Francisco, CA USA..
    Kaye, Jeffrey A.
    Oregon Hlth & Sci Univ, Dept Neurol, Portland, OR 97201 USA.;Portland VA Med Ctr, Dept Neurol, Portland, OR USA..
    Kim, Ronald
    Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Irvine, CA USA..
    Kowall, Neil W.
    Boston Univ, Dept Neurol, Boston, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Pathol, Boston, MA USA..
    Kramer, Joel H.
    Univ Calif San Francisco, Dept Neuropsychol, San Francisco, CA 94143 USA..
    LaFerla, Frank M.
    Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Neurobiol & Behav, Irvine, CA USA..
    Lah, James J.
    Emory Univ, Dept Neurol, Atlanta, GA USA..
    Leverenz, James B.
    Cleveland Clin, Cleveland Clin Lou Ruvo Ctr Brain Hlth, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA..
    Levey, Allan I.
    Emory Univ, Dept Neurol, Atlanta, GA USA..
    Li, Ge
    Univ Washington, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.;VA Puget Sound Hlth Care Syst GRECC, Seattle, WA USA..
    Lieberman, Andrew P.
    Univ Michigan, Dept Pathol, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA..
    Lunetta, Kathryn L.
    Boston Univ, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA 02215 USA..
    Lyketsos, Constantine G.
    Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept Psychiat, Baltimore, MD USA..
    Marson, Daniel C.
    Univ Alabama Birmingham, Dept Neurol, Birmingham, AL USA..
    Martiniuk, Frank
    NYU, Dept Med Pulm, New York, NY USA..
    Mash, Deborah C.
    Univ Miami, Dept Neurol, Miami, FL USA..
    Masliah, Eliezer
    Univ Calif San Diego, Dept Neurosci, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA.;Univ Calif San Diego, Dept Pathol, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA..
    McCormick, Wayne C.
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Seattle, WA USA..
    McCurry, Susan M.
    Univ Washington, Sch Nursing, Northwest Res Grp Aging, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    McDavid, Andrew N.
    Fred Hutchinson Canc Res Ctr, 1124 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104 USA..
    Mckee, Ann C.
    Boston Univ, Dept Neurol, Boston, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Pathol, Boston, MA USA..
    Mesulam, Marsel
    Northwestern Univ, Feinberg Sch Med, Cognit Neurol & Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Chicago, IL 60611 USA.;Northwestern Univ, Feinberg Sch Med, Dept Neurol, Chicago, IL USA..
    Miller, Bruce L.
    Univ Calif San Francisco, Dept Neurol, San Francisco, CA USA..
    Miller, Carol A.
    Univ Southern Calif, Dept Pathol, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA..
    Miller, Joshua W.
    Univ Calif Davis, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA..
    Morris, John C.
    Washington Univ, Dept Pathol & Immunol, St Louis, MO USA.;Washington Univ, Dept Neurol, St Louis, MO USA..
    Murrell, Jill R.
    Indiana Univ, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA.;Indiana Univ, Dept Med & Mol Genet, Indianapolis, IN USA..
    Myers, Amanda J.
    Univ Miami, Miller Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Miami, FL 33136 USA..
    O'Bryant, Sid
    Univ North Texas, Hlth Sci Ctr, Div Geriatr, Internal Med, Ft Worth, TX USA..
    Pankratz, Vernon S.
    Univ Calif Davis, Dept Neurol, Sacramento, CA 95817 USA.;Univ New Mexico, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Internal Med, Albuquerque, NM 87131 USA..
    Parisi, Joseph E.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Lab Med & Pathol, Rochester, MN USA..
    Paulson, Henry L.
    Univ Michigan, Dept Neurol, Ann Arbor, MI USA.;Michigan Alzheimer Dis Ctr, Ann Arbor, MI USA..
    Perry, William
    Peskind, Elaine
    Univ Washington, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Pierce, Aimee
    Univ Calif Irvine, Dept Neurol, Irvine, CA 92717 USA..
    Poon, Wayne W.
    Univ Calif Irvine, Inst Memory Impairments & Neurol Disorder, Irvine, CA USA..
    Potter, Huntington
    Univ Colorado, Sch Med, Dept Neurol, Aurora, CO USA..
    Quinn, Joseph F.
    Oregon Hlth & Sci Univ, Dept Neurol, Portland, OR 97201 USA.;Portland VA Med Ctr, Dept Neurol, Portland, OR USA..
    Raj, Ashok
    Univ S Florida, USF Hlth Byrd Alzheimers Inst, Tampa, FL USA..
    Raskind, Murray
    Univ Washington, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Reisberg, Barry
    NYU, Dept Psychiat, 550 1St Ave, New York, NY 10016 USA.;NYU, Alzheimers Dis Ctr, New York, NY USA..
    Reitz, Christiane
    Columbia Univ, Gertrude H Sergievsky Ctr, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Dept Epidemiol, New York, NY USA..
    Ringman, John M.
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Neurol, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA..
    Roberson, Erik D.
    Univ Alabama Birmingham, Dept Neurol, Birmingham, AL USA..
    Rogaeva, Ekaterina
    Univ Toronto, Tanz Ctr Res Neurodegenerat Dis, Toronto, ON, Canada..
    Rosen, Howard J.
    Univ Calif San Francisco, Dept Neurol, San Francisco, CA USA..
    Rosenberg, Roger N.
    Univ Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas, Dept Neurol, Dallas, TX USA..
    Sager, Mark A.
    Univ Wisconsin, Dept Med, Madison, WI USA..
    Saykin, Andrew J.
    Indiana Univ, Dept Med & Mol Genet, Indianapolis, IN USA.;Indiana Univ, Dept Radiol & Imaging Sci, Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA..
    Schneider, Julie A.
    Rush Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Neurol Sci, Chicago, IL 60612 USA.;Rush Univ, Rush Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Med Ctr, Chicago, IL 60612 USA.;Rush Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Pathol Neuropathol, Chicago, IL 60612 USA..
    Schneider, Lon S.
    Univ Southern Calif, Dept Neurol, Los Angeles, CA USA.;Univ Southern Calif, Dept Psychiat, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Seeley, William W.
    Univ Calif San Francisco, Dept Neurol, San Francisco, CA USA..
    Smith, Amanda G.
    Univ S Florida, USF Hlth Byrd Alzheimers Inst, Tampa, FL USA..
    Sonnen, Joshua A.
    Univ Washington, Dept Pathol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Spina, Salvatore
    Indiana Univ, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA..
    Stern, Robert A.
    Boston Univ, Dept Neurol, Boston, MA USA..
    Swerdlow, Russell H.
    Univ Kansas, Med Ctr, Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Kansas City, KS 66103 USA..
    Tanzi, Rudolph E.
    Harvard Med Sch, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Dept Neurol, Boston, MA USA..
    Thornton-Wells, Tricia A.
    Novartis Inst Biomed Res, Translat Med, Cambridge, MA USA..
    Trojanowski, John Q.
    Univ Penn, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Perelman Sch Med, Philadelphia, PA USA..
    Troncoso, Juan C.
    Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept Pathol, Baltimore, MD USA..
    Van Deerlin, Vivianna M.
    Univ Penn, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Perelman Sch Med, Philadelphia, PA USA..
    Van Eldik, Linda J.
    Univ Kentucky, Sanders Brown Ctr Aging, Dept Anat & Neurobiol, Lexington, KY 40536 USA..
    Vinters, Harry V.
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Neurol, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA.;Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Vonsattel, Jean Paul
    Columbia Univ, Dept Pathol, Taub Inst Alzheimers Dis & Aging Brain, New York, NY USA..
    Weintraub, Sandra
    Northwestern Univ, Feinberg Sch Med, Cognit Neurol & Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Chicago, IL 60611 USA.;Northwestern Univ, Dept Psychiat, Feinberg Sch Med, Chicago, IL USA..
    Welsh-Bohmer, Kathleen A.
    Duke Univ, Dept Med, Durham, NC USA.;Duke Univ, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Durham, NC USA..
    Wilhelmsen, Kirk C.
    Univ North Carolina Chapel Hill, Dept Genet, Chapel Hill, NC USA..
    Williamson, Jennifer
    Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, Taub Inst Alzheimers Dis & Aging Brain, New York, NY USA..
    Woltjer, Randall L.
    Emory Univ, Dept Neurol, Atlanta, GA USA..
    Wright, Clinton B.
    Oregon Hlth & Sci Univ, Dept Pathol, Portland, OR 97201 USA..
    Yu, Chang-En
    Univ Miami, Miller Sch Med, Dept Neurol, Evelyn F McKnight Brain Inst, Miami, FL 33136 USA..
    Yu, Lei
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Seattle, WA USA..
    Garzia, Fabienne
    Rush Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Neurol Sci, Chicago, IL 60612 USA.;Rush Univ, Rush Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Med Ctr, Chicago, IL 60612 USA..
    Golamaully, Feroze
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Septier, Gislain
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Engelborghs, Sebastien
    Univ Antwerp, Inst Born Bunge, Antwerp, Belgium.;Hosp Network Antwerp, Dept Neurol, Antwerp, Belgium.;Hosp Network Antwerp, Memory Clin, Antwerp, Belgium..
    Vandenberghe, Rik
    Hosp Network Antwerp, Dept Neurol, Antwerp, Belgium.;Hosp Network Antwerp, Memory Clin, Antwerp, Belgium.;Univ Leuven, Dept Neurol, Lab Cognit Neurol, Leuven, Belgium..
    De Deyn, Peter P.
    Univ Antwerp, Inst Born Bunge, Antwerp, Belgium.;Hosp Network Antwerp, Dept Neurol, Antwerp, Belgium.;Hosp Network Antwerp, Memory Clin, Antwerp, Belgium..
    Munoz Fernadez, Carmen
    Hosp Univ Doctor Negrin, Dept Immunol, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain..
    Aladro Benito, Yoland
    Hosp Univ Doctor Negrin, Dept Immunol, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain..
    Thonberg, Hakan
    Karolinska Univ, Hosp Huddinge, Genet Unit, Dept Geriatr Med, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, KIADRC, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Forsell, Charlotte
    Karolinska Univ, Hosp Huddinge, Genet Unit, Dept Geriatr Med, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, KIADRC, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Lilius, Lena
    Karolinska Univ, Hosp Huddinge, Genet Unit, Dept Geriatr Med, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, KIADRC, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Kinhult-Stahlbom, Anne
    Karolinska Univ, Hosp Huddinge, Genet Unit, Dept Geriatr Med, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, KIADRC, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Brundin, RoseMarie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Concari, Letizia
    Univ Parma, Dept Neurosci, Parma, Italy.;AUSL, Ctr Cognit Disorders, Parma, Italy..
    Helisalmi, Seppo
    Kuopio Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Kuopio, Finland.;Univ Eastern Finland, Inst Clin Med Neurol, Kuopio, Finland..
    Koivisto, Anne Maria
    Kuopio Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Kuopio, Finland.;Univ Eastern Finland, Inst Clin Med Neurol, Kuopio, Finland..
    Haapasalo, Annakaisa
    Kuopio Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Kuopio, Finland.;Univ Eastern Finland, Inst Clin Med Neurol, Kuopio, Finland..
    Dermecourt, Vincent
    CHU Lille, Memory Ctr Lille, Ctr Memoire Ressources & Rech, Lille, France..
    Fievet, Nathalie
    Risk Factors & Mol Determinants Aging Related Dis, RID AGE, U1167, INSERM, Lille, France.;Inst Pasteur, Lille, France.;Univ Lille, Excellence Lab LabEx DISTALZ, U1167, Lille, France.;Univ Paris 05, Hop Broca, AP HP, Geriatr Dept,EA 4468, Paris, France..
    Hanon, Olivier
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA 02118 USA.;Univ Paris 05, Hop Broca, AP HP, Geriatr Dept,EA 4468, Paris, France..
    Dufouil, Carole
    Univ Bordeaux, Neuroepidemiol, Bordeaux, France.;INSERM, UMR 897, Neuroepidemiol, Bordeaux, France..
    Brice, Alexis
    Univ Paris 06, UPMC, Sorbonne Univ,CNRS,UMR 7225,UMRS 1127, Inst Cerveau & Moelle Epinisre,INSERM,U1127, Paris, France.;Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, AP HP, Dept Genet, Paris, France..
    Ritchie, Karen
    La Colombiere Hosp, INSERM, U1061, Montpellier, France..
    Dubois, Bruno
    Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, AP HP, Dept Neurol, Inst Memoire & Malad Alzheimer IM2A, Paris, France.;Inst Cerveau & Moelle Epiniere ICM, Inst Neurosci Translationnelles Paris IHU A ICM, Paris, France.;Inst Cerveau & Moelle Epiniere ICM, CNRS, UMRS 975, INSERM, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, AP HP, Sorbonne Univ, Paris, France..
    Himali, Jayanadra J.
    Keene, C. Dirk
    Univ Washington, Dept Pathol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Tschanz, Joann
    Utah State Univ, Dept Math & Stat, Logan, UT 84322 USA..
    Fitzpatrick, Annette L.
    Univ Washington, Dept Epidemiol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.;Univ Washington, Dept Family Med, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Kukull, Walter A.
    Univ Washington, Dept Epidemiol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Norton, Maria
    Utah State Univ, Dept Math & Stat, Logan, UT 84322 USA..
    Aspelund, Thor
    Iceland Heart Assoc, Kopavogur, Iceland. Univ Miami, John P Hussman Inst Human Gen, Miami, FL USA.;Univ Iceland, Ctr Publ Hlth, Reykjavik, Iceland..
    Larson, Eric B.
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Seattle, WA USA.;Grp Hlth, Res Inst, Seattle, WA USA..
    Munger, Ron
    Utah State Univ, Dept Math & Stat, Logan, UT 84322 USA..
    Rotter, Jerome I.
    Harbor UCLA Med Ctr, Los Angeles BioMed Res Inst, Inst Translat Genom & Populat Sci, Torrance, CA 90509 USA..
    Lipton, Richard B.
    Albert Einstein Coll Med, Dept Neurol, Bronx, NY 10467 USA..
    Bullido, Maria J.
    Inst Invest Sanitaria Hosp la Paz IdiPAZ, Madrid, Spain.;Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;UAM, CSIC, Ctr Biol Mol Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain..
    Hofman, Albert
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Montine, Thomas J.
    Univ Washington, Dept Pathol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Coto, Eliecer
    Univ Cent Asturias, Mol Genet Lab Hosp, Oviedo, Spain..
    Boerwinkle, Eric
    Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr Houston, Human Genet Ctr, Sch Publ Hlth, Houston, TX USA.;Baylor Coll Med, Human Genome Sequencing Ctr, Houston, TX 77030 USA..
    Petersen, Ronald C.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurol, Rochester, MN USA..
    Alvarez, Victoria
    Univ Cent Asturias, Mol Genet Lab Hosp, Oviedo, Spain..
    Rivadeneira, Fernando
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands.;Erasmus Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Internal Med, Rotterdam, Netherlands.;Netherlands Consortium Hlth Aging & Natl Genom In, Leiden, Netherlands..
    Reiman, Eric M.
    Translat Genom Res Inst, Neurogenom Div, Phoenix, AZ USA.;Arizona Alzheimers Consortium, Phoenix, AZ USA.;Banner Alzheimers Inst, Phoenix, AZ USA.;Univ Arizona, Dept Psychiat, Phoenix, AZ USA..
    Gallo, Maura
    ASP Catanzaro, Reg Neurogenet Ctr CRN, Lamezia Terme, Italy..
    O'Donnell, Christopher J.
    Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA..
    Reisch, Joan S.
    Univ Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas, Dept Clin Sci, Dallas, TX 75390 USA..
    Bruni, Amalia Cecilia
    ASP Catanzaro, Reg Neurogenet Ctr CRN, Lamezia Terme, Italy..
    Royall, Donald R.
    Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr San Antonio, Dept Psychiat, San Antonio, TX 78229 USA.;Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr San Antonio, Dept Med, San Antonio, TX 78229 USA.;Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr San Antonio, Dept Family & Community Med, San Antonio, TX 78229 USA.;Univ Texas Hlth Sci Ctr San Antonio, South Texas Vet Hlth Adm, GRECC, San Antonio, TX 78229 USA..
    Dichgans, Martin
    Klinikum Univ Munchen, Inst Stroke & Dementia Res, Munich, Germany.;German Ctr Neurodegenerat Dis DZNE, Munich, Germany..
    Sano, Mary
    Mt Sinai Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, New York, NY USA..
    Galimberti, Daniela
    Univ Milan, IRCCS Osped Policlin, Fdn Ca Granda, Dept Pathophysiol & Transplantat, Milan, Italy..
    St George-Hyslop, Peter
    Univ Toronto, Tanz Ctr Res Neurodegenerat Dis, Toronto, ON, Canada.;Univ Cambridge, Cambridge Inst Med Res, Cambridge, England..
    Scarpini, Elio
    Univ Milan, IRCCS Osped Policlin, Fdn Ca Granda, Dept Pathophysiol & Transplantat, Milan, Italy..
    Tsuang, Debby W.
    Univ Washington, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.;Univ Wisconsin, Dept Med, Madison, WI USA.;VA Puget Sound Hlth Care Syst GRECC, Seattle, WA USA..
    Mancuso, Michelangelo
    Univ Pisa, Neurol Inst, Dept Expt & Clin Med, Pisa, Italy..
    Bonuccelli, Ubaldo
    Univ Pisa, Neurol Inst, Dept Expt & Clin Med, Pisa, Italy..
    Winslow, Ashley R.
    Pfizer Worldwide Res & Dev, PharmaTherapeut Clin Res, Cambridge, MA USA..
    Daniele, Antonio
    Univ Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Inst Neurol, Rome, Italy..
    Wu, Chuang-Kuo
    Texas Tech Univ, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Neurol, Lubbock, TX 79430 USA.;Texas Tech Univ, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Pharmacol & Neurosci, Lubbock, TX 79430 USA..
    Peters, Oliver
    Charite, Dept Psychiat, Berlin, Germany..
    Nacmias, Benedetta
    Univ Florence, NEUROFARBA, Dept Neurosci Psychol Drug Res & Child Hlth, Florence, Italy.;IRCCS Don Carlo Gnocchi, Florence, Italy..
    Riemenschneider, Matthias
    Univ Hosp, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Saarland, Germany..
    Heun, Reinhard
    Univ Bonn, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Bonn, Germany..
    Brayne, Carol
    Univ Cambridge, Inst Publ Hlth, Cambridge, England..
    Rubinsztein, David C.
    Univ Cambridge, Cambridge Inst Med Res, Cambridge, England..
    Bras, Jose
    UCL, Inst Neurol, Dept Mol Neurosci, London, England.;Univ Aveiro, Inst Biomed iBiMED, Dept Med Sci, Aveiro, Portugal..
    Guerreiro, Rita
    UCL, Inst Neurol, Dept Mol Neurosci, London, England.;Univ Aveiro, Inst Biomed iBiMED, Dept Med Sci, Aveiro, Portugal..
    Al-Chalabi, Ammar
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, London, England..
    Shaw, Christopher E.
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, London, England..
    Collinge, John
    UCL Inst Neurol, MRC Prion Unit, Dept Neurodegenerat Dis, London, England..
    Mann, David
    Univ Manchester, Inst Brain Behav & Mental Hlth, Clin & Cognit Neurosci Res Grp, Manchester, Lancs, England..
    Tsolaki, Magda
    Aristotle Univ Thessaloniki, Med Sch, Dept Neurol 3, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Clarimon, Jordi
    Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Memory Unit, Dept Neurol, Barcelona, Spain.;Autonomous Univ Barcelona, Hosp Santa Creu & St Pau, St Pau Biomed Res Inst, Barcelona, Spain..
    Sussams, Rebecca
    Univ Southampton, Sch Med, Div Clin Neurosci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Lovestone, Simon
    Univ Oxford, Dept Psychiat, Oxford, England..
    O'Donovan, Michael C.
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Owen, Michael J.
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Behrens, Timothy W.
    Genentech Inc, Immunol Biomarkers Grp, San Francisco, CA USA..
    Mead, Simon
    UCL Inst Neurol, MRC Prion Unit, Dept Neurodegenerat Dis, London, England..
    Goate, Alison M.
    Mt Sinai Sch Med, Dept Neurosci, New York, NY USA..
    Uitterlinden, Andre G.
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands.;UCL Inst Neurol, MRC Prion Unit, Dept Neurodegenerat Dis, London, England.;Univ Milan, IRCCS Osped Policlin, Fdn Ca Granda, Dept Pathophysiol & Transplantat, Milan, Italy..
    Holmes, Clive
    VA Puget Sound Hlth Care Syst GRECC, Seattle, WA USA..
    Cruchaga, Carlos
    Washington Univ, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, St Louis, MO 63110 USA.;Washington Univ, Sch Med, Hope Ctr Program Prot Aggregat & Neurodegenerat, St Louis, MO USA..
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Bennett, David A.
    Rush Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Neurol Sci, Chicago, IL 60612 USA.;Rush Univ, Rush Alzheimers Dis Ctr, Med Ctr, Chicago, IL 60612 USA..
    Powell, John
    Kings Coll London, Inst Psychiat Psychol & Neurosci, Dept Basic & Clin Neurosci, London, England..
    Golde, Todd E.
    Univ Florida, Dept Neurosci, Ctr Translat Res Neurodegenerat Dis, Gainesville, FL 32610 USA.;Florida Alzheimers Dis Res Ctr, Gainesville, FL USA..
    Graff, Caroline
    Karolinska Univ Hosp Huddinge, Dept Geriatr Med, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, KIADRC, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc, Stockholm, Sweden..
    De Jager, Philip L.
    Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, Med Ctr, Ctr Translat & Syst Neuroimmunol, New York, NY USA..
    Morgan, Kevin
    Univ Nottingham, Queens Med Ctr, Inst Genet, Nottingham, England..
    Ertekin-Taner, Nilufer
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA.;Mayo Clin, Dept Neurol, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Combarros, Onofre
    Neurol Serv, Santander, Spain.;Univ Cantabria, Marques Valdecilla Univ Hosp, CIBERNED, Santander, Spain.;IFIMAV, Santander, Spain..
    Psaty, Bruce M.
    Univ Washington, Dept Med, Cardiovasc Hlth Res Unit, Seattle, WA USA. Univ Miami, Dept Human Genet, Dr John T Macdonald Fdn, Miami, FL USA.;Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;Univ Washington, Dept Epidemiol, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.;Univ Washington, Dept Hlth Serv, Seattle, WA 98195 USA..
    Passmore, Peter
    Queens Univ, Sch Med Dent & Biomed Sci, Ctr Publ Hlth, Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland..
    Younkin, Steven G.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA.;Mayo Clin, Dept Neurol, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Berr, Claudine
    Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, AP HP, Dept Neurol, Inst Memoire & Malad Alzheimer IM2A, Paris, France.;Hosp Gui de Chauliac, Dept Neurol, CMRR Montpellier, Memory Res & Resources Ctr, Montpellier, France.;Montpellier Univ, Dept Neurol, Montpellier, France..
    Gudnason, Vilmundur
    Iceland Heart Assoc, Kopavogur, Iceland. Univ Miami, John P Hussman Inst Human Gen, Miami, FL USA.;Univ Iceland, Fac Med, Reykjavik, Iceland..
    Rujescu, Dan
    Martin Luther Univ Halle Wittenberg, Dept Psychiat, Halle, Germany..
    Dickson, Dennis W.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Neurosci, Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA..
    Dartigues, Jean-Francois
    CMRR Bordeaux, Memory Res & Resources Ctr, Bordeaux, France..
    DeStefano, Anita L.
    Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA USA..
    Ortega-Cubero, Sara
    Inst Salud Carlos III, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Enfermedades Neurodegenerat, Madrid, Spain.;Univ Navarra, Sch Med, Ctr Appl Med Res, Neurogenet Lab,Div Neurosci, Pamplona, Spain.;Complejo Asistencial Univ Palencia, Dept Neurol, Palencia, Spain..
    Hakonarson, Hakon
    Childrens Hosp Philadelphia, Ctr Appl Genom, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Campion, Dominique
    Ctr Hos Rouvray, Sotteville Ies Rouen, France.;Normandy Univ, IRIB, Rouen Univ, U1079,INSERM, Rouen, France..
    Boada, Merce
    Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Res Ctr, Barcelona, Spain.;Inst Catala Neurociencies Aplicades, Memory Clin Fundacio ACE, Barcelona, Spain..
    Kauwe, John Keoni
    Brigham Young Univ, Dept Biol, Provo, UT 84602 USA.;Brigham Young Univ, Dept Neurosci, Provo, UT 84602 USA..
    Farrer, Lindsay A.
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA 02118 USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Med, Genet Program, Boston, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Biostat, Boston, MA 02215 USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Ophthalmol, Boston, MA USA.;Boston Univ, Dept Neurol, Boston, MA USA..
    Van Broeckhoven, Christine
    VIB, Dept Mol Genet, Neurodegenerat Brain Dis Grp, Antwerp, Belgium.;Univ Antwerp, Inst Born Bunge, Antwerp, Belgium..
    Ikram, M. Arfan
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands.;Erasmus MC Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Neurol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Jones, Lesley
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Haines, Jonathan L.
    Case Western Reserve Univ, Dept Epidemiol & Biostat, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA..
    Tzourio, Christophe
    Univ Paris 06, UPMC, Sorbonne Univ,CNRS,UMR 7225,UMRS 1127, Inst Cerveau & Moelle Epinisre,INSERM,U1127, Paris, France.;Univ Bordeaux, UMR 897, Neuroepidemiol, Bordeaux, France..
    Launer, Lenore J.
    NIA, Lab Epidemiol & Populat Sci, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA..
    Escott-Price, Valentina
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Mayeux-, Richard
    Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, Taub Inst Alzheimers Dis & Aging Brain, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Gertrude H Sergievsky Ctr, New York, NY USA.;Columbia Univ, Dept Neurol, New York, NY USA..
    Deleuze, Jean-Francois
    Ctr Natl Genotypage, Inst Genom, CEA, Evry, France..
    Amin, Najaf
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Holmans, Peter A.
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Pericak-Vance, Margaret A.
    Amouyel, Philippe
    Risk Factors & Mol Determinants Aging Related Dis, RID AGE, U1167, INSERM, Lille, France.;Inst Pasteur, Lille, France.;Univ Lille, Excellence Lab LabEx DISTALZ, U1167, Lille, France.;Ctr Hosp Univ Lille, Epidemiol & Publ Hlth Dept, Lille, France..
    van Duijn, Cornelia M.
    Erasmus MC, Dept Epidemiol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Ramirez, Alfredo
    Univ Bonn, Inst Human Genet, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Bonn, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Bonn, Germany.;Univ Cologne, Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy, Cologne, Germany..
    Wang, Li-San
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Lambert, Jean-Charles
    Risk Factors & Mol Determinants Aging Related Dis, RID AGE, U1167, INSERM, Lille, France.;Inst Pasteur, Lille, France..
    Seshadri, Sudha
    Boston Univ, Sch Med, Boston, MA 02118 USA.;Framingham Heart Dis Epidemiol Study, Framingham, MA USA..
    Williams, Julie
    Cardiff Univ, MRC Ctr Neuropsychiat Genet & Gen, Inst Psychol Med & Clin Neurosci, Cardiff, S Glam, Wales..
    Schellenberg, Gerard D.
    Univ Penn, Sch Med, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Penn Neurodegenerat Genom Ctr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Rare coding variants in PLCG2, ABI3, and TREM2 implicate microglial-mediated innate immunity in Alzheimer's disease2017In: Nature Genetics, ISSN 1061-4036, E-ISSN 1546-1718, Vol. 49, no 9, 1373-+ p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We identified rare coding variants associated with Alzheimer's disease in a three-stage case-control study of 85,133 subjects. In stage 1, we genotyped 34,174 samples using a whole-exome microarray. In stage 2, we tested associated variants (P < 1 x 10(-4)) in 35,962 independent samples using de novo genotyping and imputed genotypes. In stage 3, we used an additional 14,997 samples to test the most significant stage 2 associations (P < 5 x 10(-8)) using imputed genotypes. We observed three new genome-wide significant nonsynonymous variants associated with Alzheimer's disease: a protective variant in PLCG2 (rs72824905: p. Pro522Arg, P = 5.38 x 10(-10), odds ratio (OR) = 0.68, minor allele frequency (MAF) cases = 0.0059, MAFcontrols = 0.0093), a risk variant in ABI3 (rs616338: p. Ser209Phe, P = 4.56 x 10-10, OR = 1.43, MAFcases = 0.011, MAFcontrols = 0.008), and a new genome-wide significant variant in TREM2 (rs143332484: p. Arg62His, P = 1.55 x 10(-14), OR = 1.67, MAFcases = 0.0143, MAFcontrols = 0.0089), a known susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's disease. These protein-altering changes are in genes highly expressed in microglia and highlight an immune-related protein-protein interaction network enriched for previously identified risk genes in Alzheimer's disease. These genetic findings provide additional evidence that the microglia-mediated innate immune response contributes directly to the development of Alzheimer's disease.

  • 41. Sjögren, M
    et al.
    Hesse, C
    Basun, H
    Kol, G
    Thostrup, H
    Kilander, L
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
    Marcusson, J
    Edman, A
    Wallin, A
    Karlsson, I
    Troell, M
    Wachtmaister, G
    Ekdahl, A
    Olofsson, H
    Sandström, A
    Andreasen, N
    Minthon, L
    Blennow, K
    Tacrine and rate of progression in Alzheimer's disease--relation to ApoE allele genotype.2001In: J Neural Transm, ISSN 0300-9564, Vol. 108, no 4, 451-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Skillback, Tobias
    et al.
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Dept Neurochem, Clin Neurochem Lab,Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Molndal, Sweden..
    Farahmand, Bahman Y.
    Karolinska Inst, Div Clin Geriatr, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Rosen, Christoffer
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Dept Neurochem, Clin Neurochem Lab,Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Molndal, Sweden..
    Mattsson, Niklas
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Dept Neurochem, Clin Neurochem Lab,Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Molndal, Sweden.;Univ Calif San Francisco, Dept Vet Affairs Med Ctr, Ctr Imaging Neurodegenerat Dis, San Francisco, CA 94143 USA..
    Nagga, Katarina
    Lund Univ, Dept Clin Sci Malmo, Clin Memory Res Unit, Malmo, Sweden..
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Religa, Dorota
    Karolinska Inst, Div Neurogeriatr, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Huddinge, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Geriatr Med, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Wimo, Anders
    Karolinska Inst, Div Neurogeriatr, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Winblad, Bengt
    Karolinska Inst, Div Neurogeriatr, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Huddinge, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Geriatr Med, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Schott, Jonathan M.
    UCL Inst Neurol, London WC1N 3BG, England..
    Blennow, Kaj
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Dept Neurochem, Clin Neurochem Lab,Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Molndal, Sweden..
    Eriksdotter, Maria
    Karolinska Inst, Div Clin Geriatr, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Huddinge, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Geriatr Med, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Zetterberg, Henrik
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Dept Neurochem, Clin Neurochem Lab,Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Molndal, Sweden.;UCL Inst Neurol, London WC1N 3BG, England..
    Cerebrospinal fluid tau and amyloid-beta(1-42) in patients with dementia2015In: Brain, ISSN 0006-8950, E-ISSN 1460-2156, Vol. 138, no 9, 2716-2731 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Progressive cognitive decline in combination with a cerebrospinal fluid biomarker pattern of low levels of amyloid-beta(1-42) and high levels of total tau and phosphorylated tau is typical of Alzheimer's disease. However, several neurodegenerative disorders may overlap with Alzheimer's disease both in regards to clinical symptoms and neuropathology. In a uniquely large cohort of dementia patients, we examined the associations of cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease molecular pathology with clinical dementia diagnoses and disease severity. We cross-referenced the Swedish Dementia Registry with the clinical laboratory database at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The final data set consisted of 5676 unique subjects with a clinical dementia diagnosis and a complete set of measurements for cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-beta(1-42), total tau and phosphorylated tau. In cluster analysis, disregarding clinical diagnosis, the optimal natural separation of this data set was into two clusters, with the majority of patients with early onset Alzheimer's disease (75%) and late onset Alzheimer's disease (73%) assigned to one cluster and the patients with vascular dementia (91%), frontotemporal dementia (94%), Parkinson's disease dementia (94%) and dementia with Lewy bodies (87%) to the other cluster. Frontotemporal dementia had the highest cerebrospinal fluid levels of amyloid-beta(1-42) and the lowest levels of total tau and phosphorylated tau. The highest levels of total tau and phosphorylated tau and the lowest levels of amyloid-beta(1-42) and amyloid-beta(1-42):phosphorylated tau ratios were found in Alzheimer's disease. Low amyloid-beta(1-42), high total tau and high phosphorylated tau correlated with low Mini-Mental State Examination scores in Alzheimer's disease. In Parkinson's disease dementia and vascular dementia low cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-beta(1-42) was associated with low Mini-Mental State Examination score. In the vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia groups 53%, 34%, 67% and 53% of the subjects, respectively had abnormal amyloid-beta(1-42) levels, 41%, 41%, 28% and 28% had abnormal total tau levels, and 29%, 28%, 25% and 19% had abnormal phosphorylated tau levels. Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers were strongly associated with specific clinical dementia diagnoses with Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia showing the greatest difference in biomarker levels. In addition, cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-beta(1-42), total tau, phosphorylated tau and the amyloid-beta(1-42):phosphorylated tau ratio all correlated with poor cognitive performance in Alzheimer's disease, as did cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-beta(1-42) in Parkinson's disease dementia and vascular dementia. The results support the use of cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers to differentiate between dementias in clinical practice, and to estimate disease severity.

  • 43. Skillbäck, T
    et al.
    Farahmand, B
    Bartlett, JW
    Rosén, C
    Mattsson, N
    Nägga, K
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Religa, D
    Wimo, A
    Winblad, B
    Rosengren, L
    Schott, JM
    Blennow, K
    Eriksdotter, M
    Zetterberg, H
    CSF neurofilament light differs in neurodegenerative diseases and predicts severity and survival2014In: Neurology, ISSN 0028-3878, E-ISSN 1526-632X, Vol. 83, no 21, 1945-1953 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: We hypothesized that CSF neurofilament light (NFL) levels would be elevated in dementias with subcortical involvement, including vascular dementia (VaD), but less elevated in dementias primarily affecting gray matter structures, such as Alzheimer disease (AD), and that elevated CSF NFL would correlate with disease severity and shorter survival time irrespective of clinical diagnosis.

    Methods: We included 3,356 individuals with dementia who had CSF NFL analyzed in our laboratory between 2005 and 2012. Clinical diagnoses and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores were obtained from the Swedish Dementia Registry, and in selected cases (n = 478), date of death from the Swedish Mortality Registry.

    Results: CSF NFL differed among clinical diagnoses, with the highest levels seen in frontotemporal dementia, VaD, and mixed AD and VaD. Early-onset AD (younger than 65 years) had the lowest levels. High CSF NFL correlated with low MMSE score and short survival time irrespective of diagnosis, and was also particularly evident in AD.

    Conclusions: CSF NFL differs among different neurodegenerative diseases and is especially high in dementias engaging subcortical brain regions, such as VaD and mixed AD and VaD, but also in frontotemporal dementia. The association of high CSF NFL levels with disease severity and short survival supports the notion that high CSF NFL levels indicate more aggressive disease processes.

  • 44.
    Skillbäck, Tobias
    et al.
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Dept Neurochem, Molndal, Sweden.;Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Clin Neurochem Lab, Molndal, Sweden..
    Delsing, Louise
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Dept Neurochem, Molndal, Sweden.;Univ Skovde, Sch Biosci, Syst Biol Res Ctr, Box 408, S-54128 Skovde, Sweden..
    Synnergren, Jane
    Univ Skovde, Sch Biosci, Syst Biol Res Ctr, Box 408, S-54128 Skovde, Sweden..
    Mattsson, Niklas
    Lund Univ, Dept Clin Sci Malmo, Clin Memory Res Unit, Malmo, Sweden.;Skane Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Lund, Sweden..
    Janelidze, Shorena
    Lund Univ, Dept Clin Sci Malmo, Clin Memory Res Unit, Malmo, Sweden..
    Nägga, Katarina
    Lund Univ, Dept Clin Sci Malmo, Clin Memory Res Unit, Malmo, Sweden..
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Hicks, Ryan
    AstraZeneca, IMED Biotech Unit, Discovery Sci, Molndal, Sweden..
    Wimo, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Research and Development, Gävleborg. Karolinska Inst, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Div Neurogeriatr, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Winblad, Bengt
    Karolinska Inst, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Div Neurogeriatr, Huddinge, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Geriatr Med, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Hansson, Oskar
    Lund Univ, Dept Clin Sci Malmo, Clin Memory Res Unit, Malmo, Sweden.;Skane Univ Hosp, Dept Neurol, Lund, Sweden..
    Blennow, Kaj
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Dept Neurochem, Molndal, Sweden.;Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Clin Neurochem Lab, Molndal, Sweden..
    Eriksdotter, Maria
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Geriatr Med, Huddinge, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, Ctr Alzheimer Res, Dept Neurobiol Care Sci & Soc NVS, Div Clin Geriatr, Huddinge, Sweden..
    Zetterberg, Henrik
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Inst Neurosci & Physiol, Dept Neurochem, Molndal, Sweden.;Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Clin Neurochem Lab, Molndal, Sweden.;UCL Inst Neurol, Dept Mol Neurosci, London, England.;UCL, UK Dementia Res Inst, London, England..
    CSF/serum albumin ratio in dementias: a cross-sectional study on 1861 patients2017In: Neurobiology of Aging, ISSN 0197-4580, E-ISSN 1558-1497, Vol. 59, 1-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A connection between dementias and blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction has been suggested, but previous studies have yielded conflicting results. We examined cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)/serum albumin ratio in a large cohort of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD, early onset [EAD, n = 130], late onset AD [LAD, n = 666]), vascular dementia (VaD, n = 255), mixed AD and VaD (MIX, n = 362), Lewy body dementia (DLB, n = 50), frontotemporal dementia (FTD, n = 56), Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD, n = 23), other dementias (other, n = 48), and dementia not otherwise specified (NOS, n = 271). We compared CSF/serum albumin ratio to 2 healthy control groups (n = 292, n = 20), between dementia diagnoses, and tested biomarker associations. Patients in DLB, LAD, VaD, MIX, other, and NOS groups had higher CSF/serum albumin ratio than controls. CSF/serum albumin ratio correlated with CSF neurofilament light in LAD, MIX, VaD, and other groups but not with AD biomarkers. Our data show that BBB leakage is common in dementias. The lack of association between CSF/serum albumin ratio and AD biomarkers suggests that BBB dysfunction is not inherent to AD but might represent concomitant cerebrovascular pathology.

  • 45.
    Sundelöf, Johan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Giedraitis, Vilmantas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Irizarry, Michael C
    Sundström, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Rönnemaa, Elina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Arnlöv, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Gunnarsson, Malin Degerman
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Hyman, Bradley T
    Basun, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Plasma β Amyloid and the Risk of Alzheimer Disease and Dementia in Elderly Men: A Prospective, Population-Based Cohort Study2008In: Archives of Neurology, ISSN 0003-9942, E-ISSN 1538-3687, Vol. 65, no 2, 256-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Beta amyloid (Abeta) protein accumulates in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer disease (AD) and is detectable in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma. OBJECTIVE: To examine plasma levels of Abeta peptides Abeta(40) and Abeta(42) as predictors of incident AD and other types of dementia. DESIGN: Prospective, population-based cohort study. SETTING: The Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men. PARTICIPANTS: Plasma Abeta(40) and Abeta(42) levels were analyzed as predictors of incident AD in 1045 men at age 70 years and 680 men at age 77 years using Cox proportional hazards analyses. Alzheimer disease and other types of dementia were diagnosed by standardized screening, clinical evaluation, and medical record review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Hazard ratios of AD (primary outcome) and vascular dementia or other dementia (secondary outcomes) according to baseline levels of plasma Abeta(40) and Abeta(42). RESULTS: From the age of 77 years at baseline, 46 individuals developed AD at follow-up (median, 5.3 years). A low plasma Abeta(40) level at age 77 years was associated with higher incidence of AD. The multivariate-adjusted hazard ratio was 4.87 (95% confidence interval, 1.63-14.6) for the lowest Abeta(40) tertile compared with the highest tertile. On follow-up from age 70 years at baseline (median, 11.2 years), 82 individuals developed AD. Plasma Abeta(40) and Abeta(42) levels measured at age 70 years were not significantly associated with incident AD. CONCLUSIONS: Low plasma Abeta(40) levels predicted incident AD in elderly men independently of potential confounders. Plasma Abeta(42) levels were not significantly associated with AD incidence. The clinical value of Abeta measurement in plasma remains to be established in future studies.

  • 46.
    Söllvander, Sofia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Ekholm-Pettersson, Frida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Brundin, Rose-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Westman, Gabriel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Infectious Diseases.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Paulie, Staffan
    Mabtech AB, Nacka Strand, Sweden..
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Sehlin, Dag
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics. Uppsala Univ, Rudbeck Lab, Dept Publ Hlth & Caring Sci Mol Geriatr, S-75185 Uppsala, Sweden..
    Increased Number of Plasma B Cells Producing Autoantibodies Against A beta(42) Protofibrils in Alzheimer's Disease2015In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, ISSN 1387-2877, E-ISSN 1875-8908, Vol. 48, no 1, 63-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related peptide amyloid-beta (A beta) has a propensity to aggregate into various assemblies including toxic soluble A beta protofibrils. Several studies have reported the existence of anti-A beta antibodies in humans. However, it is still debated whether levels of anti-A beta antibodies are altered in AD patients compared to healthy individuals. Formation of immune complexes with plasma A beta makes it difficult to reliably measure the concentration of circulating anti-A beta antibodies with certain immunoassays, potentially leading to an underestimation. Here we have investigated anti-A beta antibody production on a cellular level by measuring the amount of anti-A beta antibody producing cells instead of the plasma level of anti-A beta antibodies. To our knowledge, this is the first time the anti-A beta antibody response in plasma has been compared in AD patients and age-matched healthy individuals using the enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot) technique. Both AD patients and healthy individuals had low levels of B cells producing antibodies binding A beta(40) monomers, whereas the number of cells producing antibodies toward A beta(42) protofibrils was higher overall and significantly higher in AD compared to healthy controls. This study shows, by an alternative and reliable method, that there is a specific immune response to the toxic A beta protofibrils, which is significantly increased in AD patients.

  • 47.
    Titova, Olga E
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Ax, Erika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Brooks, Samantha J
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Sjögren, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Cederholm, Tommy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kullberg, Joel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Johansson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Ahlström, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
    Schiöth, Helgi B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Benedict, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Mediterranean diet habits in older individuals: Associations with cognitive functioning and brain volumes2013In: Experimental Gerontology, ISSN 0531-5565, E-ISSN 1873-6815, Vol. 48, no 12, 1443-1448 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To examine the association between dietary habits, cognitive functioning and brain volumes in older individuals, data from 194 cognitively healthy individuals who participated in the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors cohort were used. At age 70, participants kept diaries of their food intake for 1week. These records were used to calculate a Mediterranean diet (MeDi) score (comprising dietary habits traditionally found in Mediterranean countries, e.g. high intake of fruits and low intake of meat), with higher scores indicating more pronounced MeDi-like dietary habits. Five years later, participants' cognitive capabilities were examined by the seven minute screening (7MS) (a cognitive test battery used by clinicians to screen for dementia), and their brain volumes were measured by volumetric magnetic resonance imaging. Multivariate linear regression analyses were constructed to examine the association between the total MeDi score and cognitive functioning and brain volumes. In addition, possible associations between MeDi's eight dietary features and cognitive functioning and brain volumes were investigated. From the eight dietary features included in the MeDi score, pertaining to a low consumption of meat and meat products was linked to a better performance on the 7MS test (P=0.001) and greater total brain volume (P=0.03), i.e. the sum of white and gray matter. Integrating all dietary features of MeDi into score did not explain additional variance. These observational findings suggest that keeping to a low meat intake could prove to be an impact-driven public health policy to support healthy cognitive aging, when confirmed by longitudinal studies. Further, they suggest that the MeDi score is a construct that may mask possible associations of single MeDi features with brain health domains in elderly populations.

  • 48.
    Titova, Olga E
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Sjögren, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Brooks, Samantha J
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Kullberg, Joel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Ax, Erika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Riserus, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Cederholm, Tommy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Johansson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Ahlström, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular epidemiology.
    Schiöth, Helgi B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Benedict, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Dietary intake of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids is linked to gray matter volume and cognitive function in elderly2013In: Age (Omaha), ISSN 0161-9152, E-ISSN 1574-4647, Vol. 35, no 4, 1495-1505 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present study, we tested whether elderly with a high dietary intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) would have higher cognitive test scores and greater brain volume than those with low dietary intake of these fatty acids. Data were obtained from the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS) cohort. The dietary intake of EPA and DHA was determined by a 7-day food protocol in 252 cognitively healthy elderly (122 females) at the age of 70 years. At age 75, participants' global cognitive function was examined, and their brain volumes were measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Three different multivariate linear regression models were applied to test our hypothesis: model A (adjusted for gender and age), model B (additionally controlled for lifestyle factors, e.g., education), and model C (further controlled for cardiometabolic factors, e.g., systolic blood pressure). We found that the self-reported 7-day dietary intake of EPA and DHA at the age of 70 years was positively associated with global gray matter volume (P < 0.05, except for model C) and increased global cognitive performance score (P < 0.05). However, no significant associations were observed between the dietary intake of EPA and DHA and global white matter, total brain volume, and regional gray matter, respectively. Further, no effects were observed when examining cognitively impaired (n = 27) elderly as separate analyses. These cross-sectional findings suggest that dietary intake of EPA and DHA may be linked to improved cognitive health in late life but must be confirmed in patient studies.

  • 49.
    Velickaite, Vilma
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Giedraitis, Vilmantas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Ström, K
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Alafuzoff, Irina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology. Univ Uppsala Hosp, Dept Pathol, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Zetterberg, H
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Dept Psychiat & Neurochem, Molndal, Sweden.;Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Clin Neurochem Lab, Molndal, Sweden.; UCL Inst Neurol, Dept Mol Neurosci, Queen Sq, London, England.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Larsson, Elna-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Radiology.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Cognitive function in very old men does not correlate to biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease2017In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 17, no 1, 208Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain displays atrophy with amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau deposition, whereas decreased Aβ42 and increased tau are measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The aim of this study was to relate cognitive performance to the degree of brain atrophy, CSF biomarker levels and neuropathology in a cohort of aged men.

    METHODS: Fifty-eight 86-92-year-old men from the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men (ULSAM) cohort underwent cognitive testing, brain computed tomography and lumbar puncture. Atrophy was graded with established scales. Concentrations of CSF Aβ42, t-tau and p-tau were measured by ELISA. Thirteen brains were examined post mortem.

    RESULTS: Forty-six of the individuals were considered non-demented, whereas twelve were diagnosed with dementia, either at baseline (n = 4) or during follow-up (n = 8). When comparing subjects with and without dementia, there were no differences in the degree of atrophy, although the mini mental state examination (MMSE) scoring correlated weakly with the degree of medial temporal atrophy (MTA) (p = 0.04). Moreover, the CSF biomarker levels did not differ significantly between healthy (n = 27) and demented (n = 8) subjects (median values 715 vs 472 pg/ml for Aβ42, 414 vs 427 pg/ml for t-tau and 63 vs 60 pg/ml for p-tau). Similarly, there were no differences in the biomarker levels between individuals with mild (n = 24) and severe (n = 11) MTA (median values 643 vs 715 pg/ml for Aβ42, 441 vs 401 pg/ml for t-tau and 64 vs 53 pg/ml for p-tau). Finally, the neuropathological changes did not correlate with any of the other measures.

    CONCLUSION: In this cohort of aged men only a weak correlation could be seen between cognitive performance and MTA, whereas the various neuroradiological, biochemical and neuropathological measures did not correlate with each other. Thus, AD biomarkers seem to be less informative in subjects of an advanced age.

  • 50.
    Westman, Gabriel
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Infectious Diseases. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Lidehall, Anna-Karin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Magnusson, Peetra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical Immunology.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Kilander, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Lannfelt, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Korsgren, Olle
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical Immunology.
    Eriksson, Britt-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Infectious Diseases.
    Decreased Proportion of Cytomegalovirus Specific CD8 T-Cells but No Signs of General Immunosenescence in Alzheimer's Disease2013In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 8, no 10, e77921- p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been suggested as a contributing force behind the impaired immune responsiveness in the elderly, with decreased numbers of naive T-cells and an increased proportion of effector T-cells. Immunological impairment is also implicated as a part of the pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this study was to investigate whether AD patients present with a different CMV-specific CD8 immune profile compared to non-demented controls. Blood samples from 50 AD patients and 50 age-matched controls were analysed for HLA-type, CMV serostatus and systemic inflammatory biomarkers. Using multi-colour flow cytometry, lymphocytes from peripheral blood mononuclear cells were analysed for CMV-specific CD8 immunity with MHC-I tetramers A01, A02, A24, B07, B08 and B35 and further classified using CD27, CD28, CD45RA and CCR7 antibodies. Among CMV seropositive subjects, patients with AD had significantly lower proportions of CMV-specific CD8 T-cells compared to controls, 1.16 % vs. 4.13 % (p=0.0057). Regardless of dementia status, CMV seropositive subjects presented with a lower proportion of naive CD8 cells and a higher proportion of effector CD8 cells compared to seronegative subjects. Interestingly, patients with AD showed a decreased proportion of CMV-specific CD8 cells but no difference in general CD8 differentiation.

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