Genome-wide association study of corticobasal degeneration identifies risk variants shared with progressive supranuclear palsy

Naomi Kouri, Owen A. Ross, Beth Dombroski, Curtis S. Younkin, Daniel J. Serie, Alexandra Soto-Ortolaza, Matthew Baker, Ni Cole A. Finch, Hyejin Yoon, Jungsu Kim, Shinsuke Fujioka, Catriona A. Mclean, Bernardino Ghetti, Salvatore Spina, Laura B. Cantwell, Martin R. Farlow, Jordan Grafman, Edward D. Huey, Mi Ryung Han, Sherry BeecherEvan T. Geller, Hans A. Kretzschmar, Sigrun Roeber, Marla Gearing, Jorge L. Juncos, Jean Paul G. Vonsattel, Vivianna M. Van Deerlin, Murray Grossman, Howard I. Hurtig, Rachel G. Gross, Steven E. Arnold, John Q. Trojanowski, Virginia M. Lee, Gregor K. Wenning, Charles L. White, Günter U. Höglinger, Ulrich Müller, Bernie Devlin, Lawrence I. Golbe, Julia Crook, Joseph E. Parisi, Bradley F. Boeve, Keith A. Josephs, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Ryan J. Uitti, Neill R. Graff-Radford, Irene Litvan, Steven G. Younkin, Li San Wang, Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner, Rosa Rademakers, Hakon Hakonarsen, Gerard D. Schellenberg, Dennis W. Dickson

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Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting movement and cognition, definitively diagnosed only at autopsy. Here, we conduct a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in CBD cases (n=152) and 3,311 controls, and 67 CBD cases and 439 controls in a replication stage. Associations with meta-analysis were 17q21 at MAPT (P=1.42 × 10-12), 8p12 at lnc-KIF13B-1, a long non-coding RNA (rs643472; P=3.41 × 10-8), and 2p22 at SOS1 (rs963731; P=1.76 × 10-7). Testing for association of CBD with top progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) GWAS single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified associations at MOBP (3p22; rs1768208; P=2.07 × 10-7) and MAPT H1c (17q21; rs242557; P=7.91 × 10-6). We previously reported SNP/transcript level associations with rs8070723/MAPT, rs242557/MAPT, and rs1768208/MOBP and herein identified association with rs963731/SOS1. We identify new CBD susceptibility loci and show that CBD and PSP share a genetic risk factor other than MAPT at 3p22 MOBP (myelin-associated oligodendrocyte basic protein).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7247
JournalNature communications
StatePublished - Jun 16 2015

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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