Lack of genetic association between TREM2 and late-onset Alzheimer's disease in a Japanese population

Akinori Miyashita, Yanan Wen, Nobutaka Kitamura, Etsuro Matsubara, Takeshi Kawarabayashi, Mikio Shoji, Naoki Tomita, Katsutoshi Furukawa, Hiroyuki Arai, Takashi Asada, Yasuo Harigaya, Masaki Ikeda, Masakuni Amari, Haruo Hanyu, Susumu Higuchi, Masatoyo Nishizawa, Masaichi Suga, Yasuhiro Kawase, Hiroyasu Akatsu, Masaki ImagawaTsuyoshi Hamaguchi, Masahito Yamada, Takashi Morihara, Masatoshi Takeda, Takeo Takao, Kenji Nakata, Ken Sasaki, Ken Watanabe, Kenji Nakashima, Katsuya Urakami, Terumi Ooya, Mitsuo Takahashi, Takefumi Yuzuriha, Kayoko Serikawa, Seishi Yoshimoto, Ryuji Nakagawa, Yuko Saito, Hiroyuki Hatsuta, Shigeo Murayama, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi, Haruyasu Yamaguchi, Kohei Akazawa, Ichiro Kanazawa, Yasuo Ihara, Takeshi Ikeuchi, Ryozo Kuwano

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Abstract

Rare non-synonymous variants of TREM2 have recently been shown to be associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Caucasians. We here conducted a replication study using a well-characterized Japanese sample set, comprising 2,190 late-onset AD (LOAD) cases and 2,498 controls. We genotyped 10 non-synonymous variants (Q33X, Y38C, R47H, T66M, N68K, D87N, T96K, R98W, H157Y, and L211P) of TREM2 reported by Guerreiro et al. (2013) by means of the TaqMan and dideoxy sequencing methods. Only three variants, R47H, H157Y, and L211P, were polymorphic (range of minor allele frequency [MAF], 0.0002-0.0059); however, no significant association with LOAD was observed in these variants. Considering low MAF of variants examined and our study sample size, further genetic analysis with a larger sample set is needed to firmly evaluate whether or not TREM2 is associated with LOAD in Japanese.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1038
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Japanese
  • SNP
  • TREM2
  • rare variants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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