Genome-wide association study confirms SNPs in SNCA and the MAPT region as common risk factors for Parkinson disease.

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Parkinson disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder with a cumulative prevalence of greater than one per thousand. To date three independent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have investigated the genetic susceptibility to PD. These studies implicated several genes as PD risk loci with strong, but not genome-wide significant, associations. In this study, we combined data from two previously published GWAS of Caucasian subjects with our GWAS of 604 cases and 619 controls for a joint analysis with a combined sample size of 1752 cases and 1745 controls. SNPs in SNCA (rs2736990, p-value = 6.7 x 10(-8); genome-wide adjusted p = 0.0109, odds ratio (OR) = 1.29 [95% CI: 1.17-1.42] G vs. A allele, population attributable risk percent (PAR%) = 12%) and the MAPT region (rs11012, p-value = 5.6 x 10(-8); genome-wide adjusted p = 0.0079, OR = 0.70 [95% CI: 0.62-0.79] T vs. C allele, PAR%= 8%) were genome-wide significant. No other SNPs were genome-wide significant in this analysis. This study confirms that SNCA and the MAPT region are major genes whose common variants are influencing risk of PD.

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Cited Authors

  • Edwards, TL; Scott, WK; Almonte, C; Burt, A; Powell, EH; Beecham, GW; Wang, L; Züchner, S; Konidari, I; Wang, G; Singer, C; Nahab, F; Scott, B; Stajich, JM; Pericak-Vance, M; Haines, J; Vance, JM; Martin, ER

Published Date

  • March 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 109

PubMed ID

  • 20070850

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2853717

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1469-1809.2009.00560.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England