Correlation of statin-increased platelet APP ratios and reduced blood lipids in AD patients

F. Baskin, R. N. Rosenberg, X. Fang, L. S. Hynan, C. B. Moore, M. Weiner, G. L. Vega

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Abstract

Platelets, like neurons, contain 120- to 130- and 110-kd amyloid precursor proteins (APPs). Their ratio is reduced in AD, further reductions correlating with reduced Mini-Mental Status Examination scores [r(11) = 0.69, p < 0.05]. As statins alter APP processing, platelet APPs were analyzed in patients with AD given anticholesterol drugs for 6 weeks. APP ratios increased [t(37) = -3.888, p = 0.0004], proportionally with reduced cholesterol [r(36) = -0.45, p = 0.005]. Longer trials may reveal slowed cognitive loss, validating this index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2006-2007
Number of pages2
JournalNeurology
Volume60
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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