Confirmation of the association between bleomycin hydrolase genotype and Alzheimer's disease

Papassotiropoulos, A. and Bagli, M. and Jessen, F. and Frahnert, C. and Rao, M. L. and Maier, W. and Heun, R.. (2000) Confirmation of the association between bleomycin hydrolase genotype and Alzheimer's disease. Molecular psychiatry, Vol. 5, H. 2. pp. 213-215.

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Bleomycin hydrolase (BH), a cysteine protease from the papain superfamily, is considered to be a candidate for the beta-secretase, which is presumably involved in the production of beta-amyloid peptide. The G/G genotype of BH was identified as a significant risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in subjects not carrying the apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele (apoE-epsilon4). However, this finding was recently challenged. We studied this polymorphism in a homogenous sample of German AD patients and controls. The over-representation of the G/G genotype in AD patients could be confirmed, however it was more pronounced in apoE-epsilon4 carriers. Additional studies should be undertaken to increase the confidence that the BH polymorphism is associated with AD and to explore the relationship between BH and apoE.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Services Biozentrum > Life Sciences Training Facility (Papassotiropoulos)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Molecular Neuroscience (Papassotiropoulos)
UniBasel Contributors:Papassotiropoulos, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
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