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Keywords:

  • Parkinson disease;
  • apolipoprotein E;
  • age at onset

Abstract

We investigated the association between apolipoprotein E (APOE) alleles and genotypes and Parkinson disease (PD) in 229 unrelated Mexican Mestizo PD patients and 229 controls. Results showed that both APOE-ε4 allele and APOE ε4/ε3 genotype are associated with PD (OR = 1.736, P = 0.011; OR = 1.688, P = 0.019, respectively). Mean age at onset of PD was not associated to any APOE allele or genotype, but was significantly earlier in familial PD when compared to sporadic cases (P = 0.025). © 2006 Movement Disorder Society