Antioxidants (Basel) 2022 Jun 20;11(6). Epub 2022 Jun 20.
Department of Geriatric and Orthopedic Sciences, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Francesco Vito, 1, 00168 Rome, Italy.
Down Syndrome (DS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by an accelerated aging process, frequently associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Previous studies evidenced that DS patients have various metabolic anomalies, easily measurable in their serum samples, although values that were found in DS patients were compared with those of age-matched non-DS patients, thus hampering to discriminate the physiologic age-related changes of serum metabolites from those that are truly caused by the pathologic processes associated with DS. In the present study we performed a targeted metabolomic evaluation of serum samples from DS patients without dementia of two age classes (Younger DS Patients, YDSP, aging 20-40 years; Aged DS Patients, ADSP, aging 41-60 years), comparing the results with those that were obtained in two age classes of non-DS patients (Younger non-DS Patients, YnonDSP, aging 30-60 years; Aged-nonDS Patients, AnonDSP, aging 75-90 years). Read More