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Genomics: New light on alzheimer’s disease research
- Genomics: New light on alzheimer’s disease research
- Jung, Yeong Ju; Kim, Yoon Ha; Bhalla, Mridula; Lee, Sung-Bae; Seo, Jinsoo
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- Lee, Sung-Bae; Seo, Jinsoo
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- International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(12)
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- Genetic risk factors; Genomics; GWAS; Aging; Epigenetic modification; Alzheimer’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that represents a major cause of death in many countries. AD is characterized by profound memory loss, disruptions in thinking and reasoning, and changes in personality and behavior followed by malfunctions in various bodily systems. Although AD was first identified over 100 years ago, and tremendous efforts have been made to cure the disease, the precise mechanisms underlying the onset of AD remain unclear. The recent development of next-generation sequencing tools and bioinformatics has enabled us to investigate the role of genetics in the pathogenesis of AD. In this review, we discuss novel discoveries in this area, including the results of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) that have implicated a number of novel genes as risk factors, as well as the identification of epigenetic regulators strongly associated with the onset and progression of AD. We also review how genetic risk factors may interact with age-associated, progressive decreases in cognitive function in patients with AD. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
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