Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Concerning Genetics

Some of the following articles may be available freely (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or a payment.

The Bibliographic Citations

Li, Q. Huang, P. He, QC. [et al] (2014). Association between the CETP polymorphisms and the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, carotid atherosclerosis, longevity, and the efficacy of statin therapy. Neurobiology of Aging. January 3rd 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Canevelli, M. Piscopo, P. Talarico, G. [et al] (2014). Familial Alzheimer’s disease sustained by presenilin 2 mutations: Systematic review of literature and genotype-phenotype correlation. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. March 2nd 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Jin, C. Wu, CZ. Liu, X. [et al] (2014). GAB2 polymorphism rs2373115 confers susceptibility to sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience Letters. November 27th 2013; 556: 216-20.

Chouraki, V. De Bruijn, RF. Chapuis, J. [et al] (2014). A genome-wide association meta-analysis of plasma Aβ peptides concentrations in the elderly. Molecular Psychiatry. February 18th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

European Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (EADI); Genetic and Environmental Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease; Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Consortium; Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology. Meta-analysis of 74,046 individuals identifies 11 new susceptibility loci for Alzheimer’s disease. Nature Genetics. December 2013; 45(12): 1452-8.

Zhu, ZG. Ai, QL. Wang, WM. [et al] (2014). Meta-analysis supports association of a functional SNP (rs1801133) in the MTHFR gene with Parkinson’s disease. Gene. November 15th 2013; 531(1): 78-83.

Dichgans, M. Malik, R. König, IR. [et al]; METASTROKE Consortium; CARDIoGRAM consortium; C4D consortium; International Stroke Genetics Consortium. (2014). Shared genetic susceptibility to ischemic stroke and coronary artery disease: a genome-wide analysis of common variants. Stroke. January 2014; 45(1): 24-36. Review.

Alzheimer’s Research UK Animation

Alzheimer’s Research UK has produced an animation about research into the genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Full Text Link


Unravelling the genetics of Alzheimer’s: animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK. London: Department of Health, March, 26th 2014.

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 11, June 2014].

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