The -491A/T polymorphism of the Apolipoprotein E gene is associated with the ApoEepsilon4 allele and Alzheimer's disease.
Several studies have attempted to confirm the association between the recently reported polymorphism located at position -491 in the transcriptional regulatory region of the Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Results have been inconclusive, possibly due to the use of clinically diagnosed subjects and controls only. In this retrospective case-control study of 149 (96 AD and 53 controls) brain samples we show that homozygosity for the -491A variant is associated with an ...Expand abstract
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