Apolipoprotein E genotype, gender and age modulate connectivity of the hippocampus in healthy adults.
Important risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) are ageing and the Apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele, with female APOE ε4 carriers having the greatest risk. In this study we investigated effects of AD risk factors on connectivity of the hippocampus, a structure that shows early AD related pathology. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging data from 86 cognitively healthy subjects aged 30 to 78years were analysed. Female APOE ε4 carriers showed over...Expand abstract
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