Cadmium exposure persistently modulates the gut-liver axis in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

Angela Zhang, Megumi Matsushita, Zhengui Xia, Liang Zhang, Xiaojian Shi, Haiwei Gui & Julia Yue Cui
The human Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) variant is the strongest known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Cadmium (Cd) has been shown to impair learning and memory at a greater extent in humanized ApoE4 knock-in (ApoE4-KI) mice as compared to the ApoE3 (common allele)-KI mice. In this study, we determined the extent that cadmium interacts with the ApoE4 gene variants to modify the gut-liver axis, which is important for xenobiotic biotransformation and nutrient homeostasis. Large...
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