Mitochondrial Genomic Analysis of Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Reveals Protective Haplogroups H6A1A/H6A1B: The Cache County Study on Memory in Aging.
OPEN PloS one | 3 Oct 2012
PG Ridge, TJ Maxwell, CD Corcoran, MC Norton, JT Tschanz, E O'Brien, RA Kerber, RM Cawthon, RG Munger and JS Kauwe
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and AD risk clusters within families. Part of the familial aggregation of AD is accounted for by excess maternal vs. paternal inheritance, a pattern consistent with mitochondrial inheritance. The role of specific mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants and haplogroups in AD risk is uncertain.
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