Title

KIF6 719Arg carrier status association with homocysteine and C-Reactive protein in amnestic mild cognitive impairment and alzheimer's disease patients

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Recent research has demonstrated associations between statin use, KIF6 719Arg carrier status, and cholesterol levels and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. The association between 719Arg carrier status with homocysteine (tHcy) and c-reactive protein (CRP) levels in aMCI and AD has not been previously investigated. Data from 175 aMCI and AD patients were used for the analysis. 719Arg carriers had significantly lower levels of tHcy than noncarriers (P = 0.02). No significant difference in CRP levels between 719Arg carriers and noncarriers was present (P = 0.37). Logistic regression yielded no significant effect for 719Arg status on CRP [OR = 1.79 (0.85, 3.83), P = 0.13 ] but did demonstrate a significant effect for tHcy [OR = 0.44 (0.23, 0.83), P = 0.01 ] after adjusting for ApoE ε 4 carrier status, age, gender, and statin use. This study is the first to explore the relationship between KIF6 719Arg carrier status with tHcy and CRP levels. 719Arg carriers were more likely to have normal tHcy levels after adjusting for ApoE ε 4 status, age, gender, and statin use. These results suggest that the KIF6 gene might influence cardiovascular pathways associated with AD. © 2013 Michael Malek-Ahmadi et al.

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Publication Title

International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

E-ISSN

20900252

Volume

2013

PubMed ID

24455405

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1155/2013/242303

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