Gene dose of apolipoprotein E type 4 allele and the risk of Alzheimer's disease in late onset families
The apolipoprotein E type 4 allele (APOE-epsilon 4) is genetically associated with the common late onset familial and sporadic forms of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Risk for AD increased from 20% to 90% and mean age at onset decreased from 84 to 68 years with increasing number of APOE-epsilon 4 alleles in 42 families with late onset AD. Thus APOE-epsilon 4 gene dose is a major risk factor for late onset AD and, in these families, homozygosity for APOE-epsilon 4 was virtually sufficient to cause AD by age 80.
دوز ژن آپولیپوپروتئین a از نوع ۴ و خطر ابتلا به بیماری Alzheimer's در خانوادههای با شروع دیررس