Epigenetics May Tie Diabetes to Dementia – John Gever

 – October 27, 2013  –– 

According to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, altered genomic regulation of expression of key synaptic proteins may be responsible for the increased risk of dementia seen in diabetic individuals. "Based on our findings, it is plausible that the epigenetic alterations in diabetic brains make them more susceptible to the peptides and amino acids that cause Alzheimer’s disease,” said Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the study’s lead researcher.
-Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Professor, Neurology; Psychiatry, Neuroscience; Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Learn more