What is it about?

We used blood samples to investigate the levels of ADAM10 in Brazilian older adults with Alzheimer's disease (AD). People with AD had lower ADAM10 levels compared with healthy participants. We suggest that ADAM10 can help to diagnosis AD, together with the classical biomarkers.

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Why is it important?

This study can provide new insights for AD diagnosis.


This was the first of several articles that I published on the Alzheimer's disease biomarkers theme.

Dr Marcia R Cominetti
Federal University of Sao Carlos

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This page is a summary of: ADAM10 as a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Study with Brazilian Elderly, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, January 2013, Karger Publishers,
DOI: 10.1159/000345983.
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