Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Biomarker, Neuroimaging

Our new paper was published in journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy as Research Article in 07 February 2023
Posted onFeb 09,2023

Dr. Cai's latest paper was published in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. This paper explored what roles β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques and tau tangles play in longitudinal tau accumulation inside and outside the medial temporal lobe (MTL) as well as how age, sex, apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 (APOE-ε4), and Klotho-VS heterozygosity (KL-VShet) modulate these relationships. In entorhinal, amygdala, and parahippocampal (early tau-deposited regions of temporal meta-ROI), we found that baseline Aβ and tau deposition were positively linked to more rapid tau increases in A+/T− participants.


Additionally, compared to the KL-VShet− group, KL-VShet+ individuals showed a significantly lower rate of tau accumulation associated with baseline entorhinal tau in fusiform and inferior temporal regions.