beta-Amyloid binding in elderly subjects with declining or stable episodic memory function measured with PET and [C-11]AZD2184
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, ISSN 1619-7070, E-ISSN 1619-7089, Vol. 42, no 10, 1507-1511 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose Cognitive decline has been suggested as an early marker for later onset of Alzheimer's disease. We therefore explored the relationship between decline in episodic memory and beta-amyloid using positron emission tomography (PET) and [C-11]AZD2184, a radioligand with potential to detect low levels of amyloid deposits. Methods Healthy elderly subjects with declining (n = 10) or stable (n = 10) episodic memory over 15 years were recruited from the population-based Betula study and examined with PET. Brain radioactivity was measured after intravenous administration of [C-11]AZD2184. The binding potential BP (ND) was calculated using linear graphical analysis with the cerebellum as reference region. Results The binding of [C-11]AZD2184 in total grey matter was generally low in the declining group, whereas some binding could be observed in the stable group. Mean BP (ND) was significantly higher in the stable group compared to the declining group (p = 0.019). An observation was that the three subjects with the highest BPND were ApoE epsilon 4 allele carriers. Conclusions We conclude that cognitive decline in the general population does not seem to stand by itself as an early predictor for amyloid deposits.
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2015. Vol. 42, no 10, 1507-1511 p.
Aging, Amyloid, Cognitive decline, Positron emission tomography
Clinical Medicine Neurology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120179DOI: 10.1007/s00259-015-3103-9ISI: 000358735100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-120179DiVA: diva2:851594