A genome-wide linkage scan of bipolar disorder in Latino families identifies susceptibility loci at 8q24 and 14q32
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2014
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American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics
Volume 165, Issue 6, pages 479–491, September 2014
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2014. A Genome-Wide Linkage Scan of Bipolar Disorder in Latino Families Identifies Susceptibility Loci at 8q24 and 14q32. Am J Med Genet Part B. 165B:479–491., , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
- Issue published online: 2 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Received: 28 JAN 2014
- NIMH Genetics Initiative study: Genetics of Bipolar Disorder in Latino Populations. Grant Number: 5RO1MH069856
- family studies;
- bipolar disorder
A genome-wide nonparametric linkage screen was performed to localize Bipolar Disorder (BP) susceptibility loci in a sample of 3757 individuals of Latino ancestry. The sample included 963 individuals with BP phenotype (704 relative pairs) from 686 families recruited from the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Non-parametric analyses were performed over a 5 cM grid with an average genetic coverage of 0.67 cM. Multipoint analyses were conducted across the genome using non-parametric Kong & Cox LOD scores along with Sall statistics for all relative pairs. Suggestive and significant genome-wide thresholds were calculated based on 1000 simulations. Single-marker association tests in the presence of linkage were performed assuming a multiplicative model with a population prevalence of 2%. We identified two genome-wide significant susceptibly loci for BP at 8q24 and 14q32, and a third suggestive locus at 2q13-q14. Within these three linkage regions, the top associated single marker (rs1847694, P = 2.40 × 10−5) is located 195 Kb upstream of DPP10 in Chromosome 2. DPP10 is prominently expressed in brain neuronal populations, where it has been shown to bind and regulate Kv4-mediated A-type potassium channels. Taken together, these results provide additional evidence that 8q24, 14q32, and 2q13-q14 are susceptibly loci for BP and these regions may be involved in the pathogenesis of BP in the Latino population. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.