Hutton M, Busfield F, Wragg M, Crook R, Perez-Tur J, Clark RF, Prihar G, Talbot C, Phillips H, Wright K, Baker M, Lendon C, Duff K, Martinez A, Houlden H, Nichols A, Karran E, Roberts G, Roques P, Rossor M, Venter JC, Adams MD, Cline RT, Phillips CA, Goate A
Complete analysis of the presenilin 1 gene in early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Neuroreport. 1996-02-29; 7.3: 801-5.
The presenilin 1 gene has recently been identified as the locus on chromosome 14 which is responsible for a large proportion of early onset, autosomal dominantly inherited Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have elucidated the intron/exon structure of the gene and designed intronic primers to enable direct sequencing of the entire coding region (10 exons) of the presenilin gene in a large number of families. This strategy has enabled us to find a further two novel mutations in the gene. We discuss the distribution of mutations and the proportions of autosomal dominant AD with a mean age of onset below 60 years caused by mutations in this gene.