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APOE genotype influences acquisition and recall following traumatic brain injury.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
0028-3878
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - American Academy of Neurology
Publication Date
Volume
58
Issue
7
Pages
1115–1118
Identifiers
PMID: 11940706
Source
Medline

Abstract

APOE has been demonstrated to influence traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcome. The relationship between APOE genotype and memory following TBI was examined in 110 participants in the Defense and Veterans' Head Injury Program. Memory performance was worse in those who had an APOE epsilon 4 allele (n = 30) than those who did not (n = 80), whereas genotype groups did not differ on demographic or injury variables or on measures of executive functioning. These data support a specific role for the APOE protein in memory outcome following TBI, and suggest an APOE isoform-specific effect on neuronal repair processes.

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