Determining the association between risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Neprilysin gene polymorphisms

Takeaway

  • Presence of specific alleles of Neprilysin (NEP) gene loci may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the Tibetan male population.

Why this matters

  • A greater knowledge of NEP polymorphisms in different ethnicities will allow better understanding of the genetic risk of AD in various populations.