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Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2009 Jan 5;150B(1):61-4. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30768.

Association analysis of dynamin-binding protein (DNMBP) on chromosome 10q with late onset Alzheimer's disease in a large caucasian UK sample.

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Department of Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK.


A recent scan of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the region 40-107 Mb on chromosome 10q in a large Japanese case-control cohort identified six SNPs in or near the dynamin-binding protein gene (DNMBP) that were associated with late onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) in individuals lacking the APOE epsilon4 allele [Kuwano et al. (2006); Hum Mol Genet 15:2170-2182]. We genotyped these six SNPs in 1,212 unrelated Caucasian patients of UK origin with LOAD and 1,389 ethnically, gender and age matched control subjects. We did not observe a statistically significant association with the risk of LOAD for any of the six SNPs in the sample as a whole. When stratifying the sample by APOE one SNP (intergenic SNP rs11190302) was associated with LOAD in individuals lacking the epsilon4 allele (genotypic P = 0.027, allelic P = 0.066). However this association was in the opposite direction to that detected in the Japanese population. It remains to be determined whether DNMBP is associated with LOAD.

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