Effect of 5-haplotype of dysbindin gene (DTNBP1) polymorphisms for the susceptibility to bipolar I disorder.
We investigated a possible association between dysbindin gene (DTNBP1) variants and bipolar I disorder (BID). Five SNPs within DTNBP1 (rs3213207, rs1011313, rs2005976, rs760761, and rs2619522) were genotyped for 151 patients with BID and 478 controls. We observed a significant protective association of the haplotype A-C-G-T-A (all SNPs, P = 0.00016) and particularly G-T-A (the last three SNP, P = 0.00007) within DTNBP1 variants investigated. Single marker and subgroup (e.g., psychotic features, age at onset, family history, etc.) analyses showed no significant association. Although the association was due to a small number of subjects, specific DTNBP1 haplotypes, previously associated with schizophrenia, may be also associated with BID. Adequately powered studies from different ethnicities will be necessary to confirm our findings.
Pae, C-U; Serretti, A; Mandelli, L; Yu, H-S; Patkar, AA; Lee, C-U; Lee, S-J; Jun, T-Y; Lee, C; Paik, I-H; Kim, J-J
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