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Current Alzheimer Research


ISSN (Print): 1567-2050
ISSN (Online): 1875-5828

The Serum Protein and Lipid Oxidation Marker Levels in Alzheimers Disease and Effects of Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Antipsychotic Drugs Therapy

Author(s): F. Sinem, K. Dildar, E. Gokhan, B. Melda, Y. Orhan and M. Filiz

Volume 7 , Issue 5 , 2010

Page: [463 - 469] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/156720510791383822

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Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimers disease (AD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the serum oxidation marker levels in patients with AD. Both untreated patients (n: 15) and patients who received treatment (n: 62) had higher Malondialdehyde (p < 0.01 and p < 0.001), Oxidized LDL (ox-LDL; p < 0.0001 and p < 0.0001), F2-isoprostane (p < 0.0001 and p < 0.001), and Nitric oxide (NOx; p < 0.0001 and p < 0.0001) levels compared with those of age-matched controls (n: 15). Protein Carbonyl and Asymmetrical Dimethyl-L-Arginine levels in Alzheimer patients were not found to be different from the controls. Short-term cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEIs) therapy (7, 5 ±1, 5 months, n: 12) resulted in a reduction in ox-LDL and NOx levels (p < 0.05 and p < 0.01) from baseline. Long-term ChEItherapy group (50, 4± 30, 5 months, n: 33) has higher ox-LDL, NOx and F2-isoprostane levels than short-term treated group (p < 0.01, p < 0.001 and p < 0.05, respectively). Ox-LDL levels were also found to be lower in ChEI patients who were given antipsychotic treatment (n: 15) than in the group who were ChEIs-alone treatment group (p < 0.0001). MMSE scores showed negative correlation with both NOx (p < 0.05) and ox-LDL (p < 0.05) levels. There was positive correlation between NOx and both MDA (p < 0.05) and ox-LDL (p < 0.05), and between F2-isoprostane and 3-NT (p < 0.05). In conclusion, our results suggest that serum NOx-induced lipid oxidation levels were increased in AD and use of antipsychotic drugs may cause lower ox-LDL levels in patients having combination therapy with ChEis. However, it is required further studies for the determination of clinical importance of these markers.

Keywords: Alzheimer, oxidation markers, cholinesterase inhibitors, protein oxidation, lipid oxidation

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