Genome-wide analysis of genetic correlation in dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
Neurobiol. Aging 38, 214.e7-214.e10 (2016)
The similarities between dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and both Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are many and range from clinical presentation, to neuropathological characteristics, to more recently identified, genetic determinants of risk. Because of these overlapping features, diagnosing DLB is challenging and has clinical implications since some therapeutic agents that are applicable in other diseases have adverse effects in DLB. Having shown that DLB shares some genetic risk with PD and AD, we have now quantified the amount of sharing through the application of genetic correlation estimates, and show that, from a purely genetic perspective, and excluding the strong association at the APOE locus, DLB is equally correlated to AD and PD.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Alzheimer's Disease ; Dementia With Lewy Bodies ; Genetic Correlation ; Parkinson's Disease
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0197-4580
Zeitschrift Neurobiology of Aging
Quellenangaben Band: 38, Seiten: 214.e7-214.e10
Verlagsort New York, NY [u.a.]