The link between c-reactive protein and alzheimer's disease among mexican americans

Sidney O'Bryant, Leigh A. Johnson, Melissa Edwards, Holly Soares, Michael D. Devous, Sarah Elizabeth Ross, Geoffrey Rohlfing, James Hall

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the link between C-reactive protein (CRP) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among Mexican Americans. Methods: Non-fasting serum CRP levels, Mini-Mental State Examination scores, and Clinical Dementia Rating scale (CDR) scores were analyzed from 1,066 participants (Mexican American n = 471; non-Hispanic n = 595) of the Texas Alzheimer's Research & Care Consortium. Results: Among the total cohort, CRP levels among AD cases were significantly decreased as compared to normal controls (p < 0.001) and MCI cases (p = 0.002). CRP levels among MCI cases were decreased relative to controls (p = 0.03). Among Mexican American and non-Hispanic AD cases, CRP levels were significantly decreased among AD cases as compared to controls. CRP levels were only associated with disease severity (CDR scores) among non-Hispanics (p = 0.03) AD cases. Conclusions: These results show that while CRP levels are decreased among Mexican American AD cases, CRP does not appear to be related to clinical variables as it is among non-Hispanic whites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-706
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • C-reactive protein
  • Mexican American
  • neuropsychology

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The link between c-reactive protein and alzheimer's disease among mexican americans. / O'Bryant, Sidney; Johnson, Leigh A.; Edwards, Melissa; Soares, Holly; Devous, Michael D.; Ross, Sarah Elizabeth; Rohlfing, Geoffrey; Hall, James.

In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Vol. 34, No. 3, 01.01.2013, p. 701-706.

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