Publication
Title
The pursuit of susceptibility genes for Alzheimer's disease: progress and prospects
Author
Abstract
The recent discoveries in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of novel susceptibility loci (CLU, CR1 and PICALM) for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have elicited considerable interest in the AD community. But what are the implications of these purely epidemiological findings for our understanding of disease etiology and patient care? In this review, we attempt to place these findings in the context of current and future AD genetics research. CLU, CR1 and PICALM support existing hypotheses about the amyloid, lipid, chaperone and chronic inflammatory pathways in AD pathogenesis. We discuss how these and future findings can be translated into efforts to ameliorate patient care by genetic profiling for risk prediction and pharmacogenetics and by guiding drug development.`
Language
English
Source (journal)
Trends in genetics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2010
ISSN
0168-9525
Volume/pages
26:2(2010), p. 84-93
ISI
000274987400007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 14.04.2010
Last edited 13.07.2017
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