Gene-wide analysis detects two new susceptibility genes for Alzheimer's disease

Valentina Escott-Price, Céline Bellenguez, Li San Wang, Seung Hoan Choi, Denise Harold, Lesley Jones, Peter Holmans, Amy Gerrish, Alexey Vedernikov, Alexander Richards, Anita L. DeStefano, Jean Charles Lambert, Carla A. Ibrahim-Verbaas, Adam C. Naj, Rebecca Sims, Gyungah Jun, Joshua C. Bis, Gary W. Beecham, Benjamin Grenier-Boley, Giancarlo RussoTricia A. Thornton-Wells, Nicola Denning, Albert V. Smith, Vincent Chouraki, Charlene Thomas, M. Arfan Ikram, Diana Zelenika, Badri N. Vardarajan, Yoichiro Kamatani, Chiao Feng Lin, Helena Schmidt, Brian Kunkle, Melanie L. Dunstan, Maria Vronskaya, Andrew D. Johnson, Agustin Ruiz, Marie Thérèse Bihoreau, Christiane Reitz, Florence Pasquier, Paul Hollingworth, Olivier Hanon, Annette L. Fitzpatrick, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Dominique Campion, Paul K. Crane, Clinton Baldwin Tim Becker, Vilmundur Gudnason, Carlos Cruchaga, David Craig, Najaf Amin, Claudine Berr, Oscar L. Lopez, Philip L. De Jager, Vincent Deramecourt, Janet A. Johnston, Denis Evans, Simon Lovestone, Luc Letenneur, Isabel Hernández, David C. Rubinsztein, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Kristel Sleegers, Alison M. Goate, Nathalie Fiévet, Matthew J. Huentelman, Michael Gill, Kristelle Brown, M. Ilyas Kamboh, Lina Keller, Pascale Barberger-Gateau, Bernadette McGuinness, Eric B. Larson, Amanda J. Myers, Carole Dufouil, Stephen Todd, David Wallon, Seth Love, Ekaterina Rogaeva, John Gallacher, Peter St George-Hyslop, Jordi Clarimon, Alberto Lleo, Anthony Bayer, Debby W. Tsuang, Lei Yu, Magda Tsolaki, Paola Bossù, Gianfranco Spalletta, Petra Proitsi, John Collinge, Sandro Sorbi, Florentino Sanchez Garcia, Nick C. Fox, John Hardy, Maria Candida Deniz Naranjo, Paolo Bosco, Robert Clarke, Carol Brayne, Daniela Galimberti, Elio Scarpini

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Background: Alzheimer's disease is a common debilitating dementia with known heritability, for which 20 late onset susceptibility loci have been identified, but more remain to be discovered. This study sought to identify new susceptibility genes, using an alternative gene-wide analytical approach which tests for patterns of association within genes, in the powerful genome-wide association dataset of the International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project Consortium, comprising over 7 m genotypes from 25,580 Alzheimer's cases and 48,466 controls. Principal Findings: In addition to earlier reported genes, we detected genome-wide significant loci on chromosomes 8 (TP53INP1, p = 1.4×10-6) and 14 (IGHV1-67 p = 7.9×10-8) which indexed novel susceptibility loci. Significance: The additional genes identified in this study, have an array of functions previously implicated in Alzheimer's disease, including aspects of energy metabolism, protein degradation and the immune system and add further weight to these pathways as potential therapeutic targets in Alzheimer's disease.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere94661
JournalPloS one
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2014


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