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Keywords:

  • MIR137;
  • resequencing;
  • schizophrenia;
  • single nucleotide variation;
  • variable number of tandem repeats

MicroRNA may play a role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. A recent meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies indicated a significant association between schizophrenia and a common intronic variation in MIR137HG (microRNA 137 host gene) encoding the primary microRNA-137. To explore additional risk variations for schizophrenia, we resequenced MIR137 and performed an association analysis in 1321 Japanese individuals. By resequencing, we detected four sequence variations in the 5' and 3' flanking regions. There were no significant associations between these variations and schizophrenia. Our resequencing and association analysis of MIR137 failed to find additional risk variations for schizophrenia.