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Correlation of longitudinal cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers with cognitive decline in healthy older adults.
Arch Neurol 2010; 67(2):217-23AN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker levels predict development of Alzheimer disease with good accuracy and are thought to precede cognitive deterioration.

OBJECTIVE

To investigate whether changes in CSF biomarker levels over time in healthy older adults are associated with a concurrent decline in cognitive performance.

DESIGN

Retrospective analysis of longitudinal CSF biomarker levels and clinical data.

SETTING

A combined academic dementia disorder research center and dementia clinic.

PARTICIPANTS

Thirty-seven cognitively healthy older volunteers (mean age, 73 years).

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Longitudinal CSF total tau protein, hyperphosphorylated tau protein 181, and beta-amyloid(1-42) protein levels and cognitive assessments at baseline and at follow-up 4 years later.

RESULTS

Low levels of CSF beta-amyloid(1-42) protein at follow-up were associated with decreased delayed word recall score on the Alzheimer Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale (r(s) = -0.437, P < .01) and with slower results on A Quick Test of Cognitive Speed (r(s) = -0.540, P < .001). Individuals with a decrease during the 4-year study of 15% or more in CSF beta-amyloid(1-42) protein level performed worse on the Alzheimer Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale delayed word recall (z = -2.18, P < .05) and A Quick Test of Cognitive Speed (z = -2.35, P < .05) at follow-up. An increase over time of 20% or more in CSF hyperphosphorylated tau protein 181 level correlated with slower results on A Quick Test of Cognitive Speed at follow-up (z = -2.13, P < .05). Furthermore, the presence of the APOE-epsilon4 (OMIM 107741) allele was associated with a greater longitudinal decrease in CSF beta-amyloid(1-42) protein level (chi(2) = 10.47, P < .05) and with a higher CSF total tau protein level at follow-up (chi(2) = 8.83, P < .05). No correlation existed between baseline CSF biomarker levels and baseline or follow-up cognitive scores.

CONCLUSIONS

In this group of healthy older adults, changes in CSF biomarker levels previously associated with Alzheimer disease correlated with a decline in cognitive functions. Changes in CSF biomarker levels may identify early neurodegenerative processes of Alzheimer disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Clinical Memory Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö University Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. erik.stomrud@med.lu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20142530

Citation

Stomrud, Erik, et al. "Correlation of Longitudinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers With Cognitive Decline in Healthy Older Adults." Archives of Neurology, vol. 67, no. 2, 2010, pp. 217-23.
Stomrud E, Hansson O, Zetterberg H, et al. Correlation of longitudinal cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers with cognitive decline in healthy older adults. Arch Neurol. 2010;67(2):217-23.
Stomrud, E., Hansson, O., Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Minthon, L., & Londos, E. (2010). Correlation of longitudinal cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers with cognitive decline in healthy older adults. Archives of Neurology, 67(2), pp. 217-23. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2009.316.
Stomrud E, et al. Correlation of Longitudinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers With Cognitive Decline in Healthy Older Adults. Arch Neurol. 2010;67(2):217-23. PubMed PMID: 20142530.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Correlation of longitudinal cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers with cognitive decline in healthy older adults. AU - Stomrud,Erik, AU - Hansson,Oskar, AU - Zetterberg,Henrik, AU - Blennow,Kaj, AU - Minthon,Lennart, AU - Londos,Elisabet, PY - 2010/2/10/entrez PY - 2010/2/10/pubmed PY - 2010/3/6/medline SP - 217 EP - 23 JF - Archives of neurology JO - Arch. Neurol. VL - 67 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker levels predict development of Alzheimer disease with good accuracy and are thought to precede cognitive deterioration. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether changes in CSF biomarker levels over time in healthy older adults are associated with a concurrent decline in cognitive performance. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of longitudinal CSF biomarker levels and clinical data. SETTING: A combined academic dementia disorder research center and dementia clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-seven cognitively healthy older volunteers (mean age, 73 years). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Longitudinal CSF total tau protein, hyperphosphorylated tau protein 181, and beta-amyloid(1-42) protein levels and cognitive assessments at baseline and at follow-up 4 years later. RESULTS: Low levels of CSF beta-amyloid(1-42) protein at follow-up were associated with decreased delayed word recall score on the Alzheimer Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale (r(s) = -0.437, P < .01) and with slower results on A Quick Test of Cognitive Speed (r(s) = -0.540, P < .001). Individuals with a decrease during the 4-year study of 15% or more in CSF beta-amyloid(1-42) protein level performed worse on the Alzheimer Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale delayed word recall (z = -2.18, P < .05) and A Quick Test of Cognitive Speed (z = -2.35, P < .05) at follow-up. An increase over time of 20% or more in CSF hyperphosphorylated tau protein 181 level correlated with slower results on A Quick Test of Cognitive Speed at follow-up (z = -2.13, P < .05). Furthermore, the presence of the APOE-epsilon4 (OMIM 107741) allele was associated with a greater longitudinal decrease in CSF beta-amyloid(1-42) protein level (chi(2) = 10.47, P < .05) and with a higher CSF total tau protein level at follow-up (chi(2) = 8.83, P < .05). No correlation existed between baseline CSF biomarker levels and baseline or follow-up cognitive scores. CONCLUSIONS: In this group of healthy older adults, changes in CSF biomarker levels previously associated with Alzheimer disease correlated with a decline in cognitive functions. Changes in CSF biomarker levels may identify early neurodegenerative processes of Alzheimer disease. SN - 1538-3687 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20142530/Correlation_of_longitudinal_cerebrospinal_fluid_biomarkers_with_cognitive_decline_in_healthy_older_adults_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/10.1001/archneurol.2009.316 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -