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Neurobiol Aging. 2013 Nov;34(11):2695.e9-2695.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.05.024. Epub 2013 Jul 2.

Exonic sequencing revealed no causative mutation in the BST1 gene in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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Department of Neurobiology, Beijing Institute of Geriatrics, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.


Genome-wide association and large-scale replication studies have linked Parkinson's disease (PD) to a locus on 4p15 encompassing a single gene encoding bone marrow stromal cell antigen 1 (BST1). To screen for causative mutations of BST1 in PD, we have directly sequenced all the 9 exons of BST1 in a Chinese cohort consisting of 524 PD cases and 527 controls. As a result, 6 known and 1 novel single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified in exons 1, 3, 4, 7, and 9. However, none of these SNPs were associated with PD. The data, together with previous reports, suggested that the association between BST1 and PD might be determined by the noncoding sequences of the gene.


BST1; Mutation; Parkinson's disease

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