Published Papers

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is proud to present a list of published papers that result from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Most of the papers grow out of the Alzheimer’s Genome Project™ (AGP), as that is where most of our investment has gone. The AGP has met its goal of identifying most of the remaining genes that affect risk or provide protection from Alzheimer’s disease in three years for about $3 million. Some 70 genes have been newly identified and now are available for follow up by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund-supported researchers and others.

The other papers represent innovative and in most cases collaborative investigations of more “translational” research–research enabled by the discovery of the first four genes that have been known to the field for some time. These papers point to ways for potentially faster development of therapies that affect the disease mechanism, not just the symptoms.

We thank all the researchers and lab personnel for their dedication and commitment to the common mission of ending this disease, and we congratulate all of them for the important work reflected in these papers. We also are grateful to all of those who literally made this work possible. Without those of you who have supported Cure Alzheimer’s Fund projects through your generosity, these papers and the momentum forward they represent would not exist.

2011

Sarajärvi T, Tuusa JT, Haapasalo A, Lackman JJ, Sormunen R, Helisalmi S, Roehr JT, Parrado AR, Mäkinen P, Bertram L, Soininen H, Tanzi RE, Petäjä-Repo UE, Hiltunen M, Cysteine 27 Variant of the δ-Opioid Receptor Affects Amyloid Precursor Protein Processing through Altered Endocytic Trafficking, Mol Cell Biol., 31(11), June 2011, 2326–2340
A. Li, C. Zhou, J. Moore, P. Zhang, T.-H. Tsai, H.-C. Lee, D.M. Romano, M.L. McKee, D.A. Schoenfeld, M.J. Serra,3 K. Raygor, H.F. Cantiello, J.G. Fujimoto, and R.E. Tanzi, Changes in the Expression of the Alzheimer’s Disease- Associated Presenilin Gene in Drosophila Heart Leads to Cardiac Dysfunction, NIHPA Author Manuscripts , 8/3, May 1, 2011, 313-322
Thomas Pfeiffer, Lars Bertram, John P. A. Ioannidis, Quantifying Selective Reporting and the Proteus Phenomenon for Multiple Datasets with Similar Bias, Plos One, 6:3 , March 29, 2011
Viswanathan J, Haapasalo A, Bottcher C, Miettinen R, Kurkinen KMA, Lu A, Thomas A, Maynard CJ, Romano D, Hyman BT, Berezovska O, Nertram L, Soininen H, Dantuma NP, Tanzi RE, Hiltunen M, Alzheimer's Disease-Associated Ubiquilin-1 Regulates Presenilin-1 Accumulation and Aggresome Formation, Traffic, 12(3), Mar 12, 2011, 330-48
Jing L. Guo and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Seeding of Normal Tau by Pathological Tau Conformers Drives Pathogenesis of Alzheimer-like Tangles, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286/17, March 3, 2011, 15317-15331
Brit-Maren M. Schjeide, BS; Cathrin Schnack, PhD; Jean-Charles Lambert, PhD; Christina M. Lill, MD; Julia Kirchheiner, MD, PhD; Hayrettin Tumani, MD; Markus Otto, MD; Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD; Hans Lehrach, PhD; Philippe Amouyel, PhD; Christine A. F. von Arnim, MD; Lars Bertram, MD, The Role of Clusterin, Complement Receptor 1, and Phosphatidylinositol Binding Clathrin Assembly Protein in Alzheimer Disease Risk and Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarker Levels, Arch Gen Psychiatry, 68(2), February 7, 2011, 207-213
Mannix RC, Zhang J, Park J, Zhang X, Bilal K, Walker K, Tanzi RE, Tesco G, Whalen MJ, Age-dependent effect of apolipoprotein E4 on functional outcome after controlled cortical impact in mice, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 31, January 2011, 351–61

2010

Schwetye KE, Cirrito JR, Esparza TJ, Mac Donald CL, Holtzman DM, Brody DL, Traumatic brain injury reduces soluble extracellular amyloid-β in mice: A methodologically novel combined microdialysis-controlled cortical impact study, Neurobiology of Disease, Volume 40, Issue 3, Dec 2010, 555-564
Bertram L, Lill CM, Tanzi RE, The Genetics of Alzheimer Disease: Back to the Future, Neuron, 68(2), Oct 21, 2010, 270-81
Kwangwook Ahn, Christopher C. Shelton, Yuan Tian, Xulun Zhang, M. Lane Gilchrist, Sangram S. Sisodia, and Yue-Ming Li, Activation and Intrinsic γ-Secretase Activity of Presenilin 1, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA, 50, Oct 15, 2010, 21435–21440
Lane RF, Raines SM, Steele JW, Ehrlich ME, Lah JA, Small SA, Tanzi RE, Attie AD, Gandy S, Diabetes-Associated SorCS1 Regulates Alzheimer's Amyloid-β Metabolism: Evidence for Involvement of SorL1 and the Retromer Complex, The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(39), Sep 29, 2010, 13110-13115
Zhang C, Browne A, Child D, Tanzi RE, Curcumin Decreases Amyloid-β Peptide Levels by Attenuating the Maturation of Amyloid-β Precursor Protein, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285(37), Sep 10, 2010, 28472-80
Hu WT, McMillan C, Libon D, Leight S, Forman M, Lee VM-Y, Trojanowski JQ, Grossman M, Multimodal predictors for Alzheimer disease in nonfluent primary progressive aphasia, Neurology, 75(7), Aug 17, 2010, 595-602
Kessels HW, Nguyen LN, Nabavi S, Malinow R, The prion protein as a receptor for beta-amyloid, Nature, 466(7308), Aug 12, 2010, E3-E5
Huttunen HJ, Hutter-Paier B, Barren C, Peach C, Havas D, Duller S, Xia W, Frosch MP, Windisch M, Kovacs DM., The acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase inhibitor CI-1011 reverses diffuse brain amyloid pathology in aged amyloid precursor protein transgenic mice, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 69(8), August 2010, 777-88
Gandy S, Simon AJ, Steele JW, Lublin AL, Lah JJ, Walker LC, Levey AI, Krafft GA, Levy E, Checler F, Glabe C, Bilker WB, Abel T, Schmeidler J, Ehrlich ME, Days to criterion as an indicator of toxicity associated with human Alzheimer amyloid-β oligomers, Annals of Neurology, Volume 68, Issue 2, August 2010
Dolan SM, Hollegaard MV, Merialdi M, Betran AP, Allen T, Abelow C, Nace J, Lin BK, Khoury MJ, Ioannidis JP, Bagade S, Zheng X, Dubin RA, Bertram L, Velez Edwards DR, Menon R, Synopsis of preterm birth genetic association studies: the preterm birth genetics knowledge base (PTBGene), Public Health Genomics, 13(7-8), May 20, 2010, 514-23
Moncaster JA, Pineda R, Moir RD, Lu S, Burton MA, Ghosh JG, Ericsson M, Soscia SJ, Mocofanescu A, Folkerth RD, Robb RM, Kuszak JR, Clark JI, Tanzi RE, Hunter DG, Goldstein LE, Alzheimer's Disease Amyloid-β Links Lens and Brain Pathology in Down Syndrome, PLoS ONE, 5(5), May 20, 2010
Gimbel DA, Nygaard HB, Coffey EE, Gunther EC, Lauren J, Gimbel ZA, Strittmatter SM, Memory Impairment in Transgenic Alzheimer Mice Requires Cellular Prion Protein, The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(18), May 5, 2010, 6367-6374
Kurup P, Zhang Y, Xu J, Venkitaramani DV, Haroutunian V, Greengard P, Nairn AC, Lombroso PJ, Aβ-Mediated NMDA Receptor Endocytosis in Alzheimer's Disease Involves Ubiquitination of the Tyrosine Phosphatase STEP, The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(17), Apr 28 2010, 5948-5957
Zhang C, Browne A, Child D, DiVito JR, Stevenson JA, Tanzi RE, Loss-of-Function of ATXN1 Increases Amyloid-Beta Levels by Potentiating Beta-Secretase Processing of APP, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285(12), Mar 19, 2010, 8515-26
Kim SH, Fraser PE, Westaway D, George-Hyslop PH, Ehrlich ME, Gandy S, Group II Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Stimulation Triggers Production and Release of Alzheimer's Amyloid β42 from Isolated Intact Nerve Terminals, The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(11), Mar 17, 2010, 3870-3875
Gianni D, Li A, Tesco G, McKay KM, Moore J, Raygor K, Rota M, Gwathmey JK, Dec GW, Aretz T, Leri A, Semigran MJ, Anversa P, Macgillivray TE, Tanzi RE, delMonte F., Protein Aggregates and Novel Presenilin Gene Variants in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 121(10), Mar 16, 2010, 1216-26
Zeng C, Pan F, Jones LA, Lim MM, Griffin EA, Sheline YI, Mintun MA, Holtzman DM, Mach RH, Evaluation of 5-ethynyl-2′-deoxyuridine staining as a sensitive and reliable method for studying cell proliferation in the adult nervous system, Brain Research, Volume 1319, Mar 10 2010, 21-32
Sleegers K, Lambert J-C, Bertram L, Cruts M, Amouyel P, Broeckhoven CV, The pursuit of susceptibility genes for Alzheimer's disease: progress and prospects, Trends in Genetics, Volume 26, Issue 2, February 2010, 84-93
Wei W, Nguyen L, Kessels HW, Hagiwara H, Sisodia S, Malinow R, Amyloid beta from axons and dendrites reduces local spine number and plasticity, Nature Neuroscience, 13(2), Feb 2010, 190-196
Castaldi PJ, Cho MH, Cohn M, Langerman F, Moran S, Tarragona N, Moukhachen H, Venugopal R, Hasimja D, Kao E, Wallace B, Hersh CP, Bagade S, Bertram L, Silverman EK, Trikalinos TA, The COPD genetic association compendium: a comprehensive online database of COPD genetic associations, Hum. Mol. Genet., 10.1093/hmg/ddp519, Feb 1, 2010
Silva S, Alacoque X, Fourcade O, Samii K, Marque P, Woods R, Mazziotta J, Chollet F, Loubinoux I, Wakefulness and loss of awareness: Brain and brainstem interaction in the vegetative state, Neurology, 74(4), Jan 26, 2010, 313-20
Giedraitis V, Glaser A, Sarajarvi T, Brundin R, Gunnarsson MD, Schjeide B-M, Tanzi RE, Helisalmi S, Pirttila T, Kilander L, Lannfelt L, Soininen H, Bertram L, Ingelsson M, Hiltunen M, CALHM1 P86L polymorphism does not alter amyloid-β or tau in cerebrospinal fluid, Neuroscience Letters, Volume 469, Issue 2, Jan 22 2010, 265-267
Lublin AL, Gandy S, Amyloid-β Oligomers: Possible Role as Key Neurotoxins in Alzheimer's Disease, Mount Sinai Joural of Medicine, 77, January 2010, 43-9
Lill CM, Bertram L, Online databases and systematic meta-analyses of genetically complex diseases, Medizin Genet, 22, 2010, 235-241

2009

Hata S, Fujishige S, Araki Y, Kato N, Araseki M, Nishimura M, Hartmann D, Saftig P, Fahrenholz F, Taniguchi M, Urakami K, Akatsu H, Martins R, Yamamoto K, Maeda M, Yamamoto T, Nakaya T, Gandy S, Suzuki T, Alcadein cleavages by amyloid beta-precursor protein (APP) alpha- and gamma-secretases generate small peptides, p3-Alcs, indicating Alzheimer disease-related gamma-secretase dysfunction, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284(52), Dec 25, 2009, 36024-33
Choi SH, Li Y, Parada LF, Sisodia SS, Regulation of hippocampal progenitor cell survival, proliferation and dendritic development by BDNF, Mol Neurodegener, 4, Dec 21, 2009, 52
Steele JW, Kim HS, Cirrito JR, Verges DK, Restivo JL, Westaway D, Fraser P, Hyslop PSG, Sano M, Bezprozvanny I, Ehrlich ME, Holtzman DM, Gandy S, Acute dosing of latrepirdine (Dimebon), a possible Alzheimer therapeutic, elevates extracellular amyloid-beta levels in vitro and in vivo, Molecular Neurodegeneration, 4:51, Dec 17, 2009
Kaufer D, Gandy S., APOE ε4 and bapineuzumab: Infusing pharmacogenomics into Alzheimer disease therapeutics, Neurology, 73(24), Dec 15, 2009, 2052-3
Clifford DB, Fagan AM, Holtzman DM, Morris JC, Teshome M, Shah AR, Kauwe JSK, CSF biomarkers of Alzheimer disease in HIV-associated neurologic disease, Neurology, 73(23), December 8, 2009, 1982-7
Kang JE, Lim MM, Bateman RJ, Lee JJ, Smyth LP, Cirrito JR, Fujiki N, Nishino S, Holtzman DM, Amyloid-beta dynamics are regulated by orexin and the sleep-wake cycle, Science, 326(5955), Nov 13, 2009, 1005-7
Zhang Y-w, Liu Shijie, Zhang X, Li W-B, Chen Y, Huang X, Sun L, Luo W, Netzer WJ, Threadgill R, Wiegand G, Wang R, Cohen S, Greengard P, Liao F-F, Li L, Xu H, A Functional Mouse Retroposed Gene Rps23r1 Reduces Alzheimer's β-Amyloid Levels and Tau Phosphorylation, Neuron, 64(3), Nov 12, 2009, 328-40
Won S, Bertram L, Becker D, Tanzi RE, Lange C., Maximizing the Power of Genome-Wide Association Studies: A Novel Class of Powerful Family - Based Association Tests, Statistics in Biosciences, 1(2), Nov 2009, 125-143
Nygaard HB, Strittmatter SM, Cellular Prion Protein Mediates the Toxicity of β-Amyloid Oligomers, Archives of Neurology, 66(11), Nov 2009, 1325-8
Liao M-C, Ahmed M, Smith SO, Norstrand WEV, Degradation of Amyloid β Protein by Purified Myelin Basic Protein, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284(42), October 16, 2009, 28917-28925
Bertram, L, Tanzi RE, Genome-wide association studies in Alzheimer's disease, Human Molecular Genetics, Vol 18, Review Issue 2, Oct 15, 2009
Kim M, Suh J, Romano D, Truong MH, Mullin K, Hooli B, Norton D, Tesco G, Elliot K, Wagner SL, Moir RD, Becker KD, Tanzi RE., Potential late-onset Alzheimer's disease-associated mutations in the ADAM10 gene attenuate alpha-secretase activity., Human Molecular Genetics, Vol 18, Oct 15, 2009
Yan P, Bero AW, Cirrito JR, Xiao Q, Hu X, Wang Y, Gonzales E, Holtzman DM, Lee J-M, Characterizing the Appearance and Growth of Amyloid Plaques in APP/PS1 Mice, The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(34), Aug 26 2009, 10706-10714
Hooli BV, Tanzi RE, A current view of Alzheimer's disease, F1000 Biology Rep., 1, July 8, 2009, 54
Cao C, Cirrito JR, Lin X, Wang L, Verges DK, Dickson A, Mamcarz M, Zhang C, Mori T, Arendash GW, Holtzman DM, Potter H, Caffeine suppresses beta-amyloid levels in plasma and brain of Alzheimer's transgenic mice., Journal of Alzheimer's disease, July 2009
Hoos MD, Ahmed M, Smith SO, Van Nostrand WE, Myelin basic protein binds to and inhibits the fibrillar assembly of Aß42 in vitro, Biochemistry, 48, June 9, 2009, 4720-4727