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Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 (APOE4) genotype, the stronger genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, negatively affects cerebrospinal levels of tau protein in a sex-dependent manner, whereby the effect of APOE4 is stronger in women than men.
Financial Disclosure: Internal Medicine Alert’s Physician Editor Stephen Brunton, MD, is a retained consultant for Abbott, Acadia, Allergan, AstraZeneca, Avadel, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Mylan, and Salix; he serves on the speakers bureau of AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Lilly, and Novo Nordisk. Peer Reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; Editor Jonathan Springston; Executive Editor Leslie Coplin; Accreditations Manager Amy M. Johnson, MSN, RN, CPN; and Editorial Group Manager Terrey L. Hatcher report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.