Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

By Rudolph E. Tanzi; Ann B. Parson | Go to book overview
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Index
20/20, 238
ABC News, 178
A-beta peptide, 99, 101, 107
in animals, 139, 243-244
in cell membrane, 108-109
extra DNA sequence, 91-92
fibrils, 124
free-floating form, 123-124
isolation of, 87-89, 104, 122
lengths, 164-165
as normal, 12, 155-156, 220
toxicity, 107-108, 122-125, 215
See also APP-amyloid gene
A-beta 40 peptide, 164-165, 183-184
A-beta 42 peptide, 165, 186-189, 202, 225
prevention, 199-200
Abraham, Carmela, 148, 152
Acetylcholine, 31-32, 140
Acrocentric chromosomes, 54
ACT. See Alphal-antichymotrypsin
Adams, Douglas, 188
Adenine (A), xv, 49
ADRDA. See Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association
Aga Khan, Yasmin, 33
Aging factors, 30-31, 76, 210, 224, 243-244
AIDS virus, 76
Alanine, 46
Albert, Marilyn, 42, 141, 193, 203, 204-205, 223, 245
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 28, 32, 103, 131, 244
Ali, Muhammad, 195-196
Alleles, 12, 62, 101-102
Allen, Paul, 178
Alois Awards, 232
Alphal-antichymotrypsin (ACT), 148, 152, 204
Alpha2-macroglobulin (A2M), 223-224, 230-231, 241-242
Alpha-secretase, 109-110
Altstiel, Larry, 214
Aluminum, 197
Alzheimer, Alois, 26-27, 30, 44, 47, 69
Alzheimer's Association, 32, 41, 216, 220
Alzheimer's disease
brain section, 29
costs, 216
diagnostic techniques, 35-36, 38, 220, 244-246
as epidemic, 33, 207, 215-216
estimates, 141
life expectancy and, 30-31, 195
order of pathological events, 41-42, 44, 71-73, 202
patients, 73-74
pneumonia, 44
postmortem diagnosis, 36, 38
prevention, 199-203
suicide, 41-42
in women, 200-201

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