In the present study, we examined whether the ARNTL (BMAL1) rs2278749 T/C polymorphism was associated with the susceptibility to Alzheimer disease (AD). This case-control study examined the genotypes of apolipoprotein E (APOE e4) and BMAL1 rs2278749 T/C using restriction fragment length polymorphism and the TaqMan assay, respectively. A total of 296 unrelated AD patients and 423 control subjects were included.
To examine the expression and clinical significance of plasma 3-nitrotyrosine (3-NT) and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) levels in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), we examined 48 AD patients and 37 healthy control subjects. The Mini-Mental State Examination, Activities of Daily Living Scale, and Hachinski Ischemic Scale were examined in all subjects. AD patients were classified using the Global Deterioration Scale. The concentrations of plasma 3-NT and ox-LDL were detected using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.