We genotyped for the C9ORF72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion a population of 156 non-demented elderly subjects, recruited in a geriatric unit as control group for association studies in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and found two carriers (1.2%). The first was referred for subjective memory complaints, at age 81. He was followed up until age 84 and did not develop dementia. The second was an 80-year old volunteer (spouse and caregiver of a patient with AD), non-demented at time of recruitment. We have not had information on her condition since that time. These results suggest that the penetrance of the mutation is definitely incomplete.
- C9ORF72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion
- frontotemporal lobar degeneration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Geriatrics and Gerontology
- Clinical Psychology