Citalopram for the Treatment of Agitation in Alzheimer Dementia: Genetic Influences.
Baltimore, United States. In J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol, 23 Sep 2015
Six functional genetic variants were studied in the following genes: serotonin receptor 2A (HTR2A-T102C), serotonin receptor 2C (HTR2C-Cys23Ser), serotonin transporter (5HTT-LPR), brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF-Val66Met), apolipoprotein E (ε2, ε3, ε4 variants), and cytochrome P450 (CYP2C19).
Cholesterol and metal ions in Alzheimer's disease.
Ann Arbor, United States. In Chem Soc Rev, Nov 2014
For example, (a) cholesterol has been shown to be misregulated in AD-afflicted brains, and the aberrant activity of proteins (particularly, apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase (HMGR)) has been linked to cholesterol-related AD exacerbation; (b) dyshomeostasis of metal ions associated with misfolded proteins (i.e., amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregates) found in the brains of AD patients is shown to promote oxidative stress leading to the malfunction of multiple proteins, including cytochrome c oxidase (CcO), and Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1); (c) metal ion misregulation has also been observed to disrupt the activity of proteins (e.g., HMGR, low-density lipoproteins (LDL)), required for cholesterol production and regulation.
Rockville, United States. In Unknown Journal, 0001
OBJECTIVE: We assessed four pharmacogenetic tests: 1) cytochrome P450, subfamily IIC, polypeptide 9 (CYP2C9), 2) vitamin K epoxide reductase subunit protein 1 (VKORC1), 3) apolipoprotein E (Apo E), and 4) methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) for their associations with patient’s response to therapy with warfarin (CYP2C9 and VKORC1), statins (Apo E), or antifolate chemotherapy (MTHFR).