Genetic association signal near NTN4 in Tourette syndrome.

Paschou P, Yu D, Gerber G, Evans P, Tsetsos F, Davis LK, Karagiannidis I, Chaponis J, Gamazon E, Mueller-Vahl K, Stuhrmann M, Schloegelhofer M, Stamenkovic M, Hebebrand J, Noethen M, Nagy P, Barta C, Tarnok Z, Rizzo R, Depienne C, Worbe Y, Hartmann A, Cath DC, Budman CL, Sandor P, Barr C, Wolanczyk T, Singer H, Chou IC, Grados M, Posthuma D, Rouleau GA, Aschauer H, Freimer NB, Pauls DL, Cox NJ, Mathews CA, Scharf JM
Ann Neurol. 2014 76 (2): 310-5

PMID: 25042818 · PMCID: PMC4140987 · DOI:10.1002/ana.24215

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a complex genetic etiology. Through an international collaboration, we genotyped 42 single nucleotide polymorphisms (p < 10(-3) ) from the recent TS genomewide association study (GWAS) in 609 independent cases and 610 ancestry-matched controls. Only rs2060546 on chromosome 12q22 (p = 3.3 × 10(-4) ) remained significant after Bonferroni correction. Meta-analysis with the original GWAS yielded the strongest association to date (p = 5.8 × 10(-7) ). Although its functional significance is unclear, rs2060546 lies closest to NTN4, an axon guidance molecule expressed in developing striatum. Risk score analysis significantly predicted case-control status (p = 0.042), suggesting that many of these variants are true TS risk alleles.

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Adult Case-Control Studies Genome-Wide Association Study Humans Nerve Growth Factors Netrins Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide Tourette Syndrome

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