Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

Neuropathological studies supported by experimental animal studies show that the constituents of the innate immunity are intimately involved in the early steps of the pathological cascade of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To show the evidence that constituents of the innate immunity contribute to the etiology of late-onset AD. Evaluation of the relationship between the constituents of the innate immunity and genetic risk factors for late-onset AD. Complement activation and activated microglia are early neuropathogical events in AD brains. Genome-wide association studies have demonstrated gene loci that are linked to the complement system. The production capacity for inflammatory cytokines is under genetic control and the offspring with a parental history of late-onset AD have a higher production capacity for inflammatory cytokines. Epidemiological and genetic data suggest that the innate immunity is involved in the etiology of late-onset AD. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.


Piet Eikelenboom, Erik van Exel, Rob Veerhuis, Annemieke J M Rozemuller, Willem A van Gool, Jeroen J M Hoozemans. Innate immunity and the etiology of late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Neuro-degenerative diseases. 2012;10(1-4):271-3

Expand section icon Mesh Tags

Expand section icon Substances

PMID: 22261470

View Full Text