RGD Reference Report - Genetic association of the gene encoding RPGRIP1L with susceptibility to vascular dementia. - Rat Genome Database
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Genetic association of the gene encoding RPGRIP1L with susceptibility to vascular dementia.

Authors: Woo, Jiyoung  Lee, Chaeyoung 
Citation: Woo J and Lee C, Gene. 2012 May 10;499(1):160-2. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2012.03.010. Epub 2012 Mar 8.
RGD ID: 13204815
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:22425971
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2012.03.010

A previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) failed to discover any nucleotide sequence variant associated with susceptibility to vascular dementia (VaD) and remained a problem of false negatives produced by a low statistical power. The current study was conducted to identify such potential false negatives and to provide comprehensive evidence for the most plausible predisposing genetic factor using large-scale Korean cohorts. We identified the gene encoding retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator-interacting protein 1-like (RPGRIP1L) with multiple nucleotide variants associated with susceptibility to VaD by a modest significant threshold (P<10(-4)). Genetic associations were intensively examined with its sequence variants using 207 VaD patients and 207 age- and gender-matched control subjects. Genetic association analysis with dense variants in the region associated with VaD revealed 3 variants (P<0.0017) in strong linkage. Further analysis with VaD-related phenotypes using Korean Association REsource (KARE) cohort data showed that the region of the gene was associated with alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and blood pressure (BP) (P<7.6×10(-4)). The current study provided the first evidence of the association between RPGRIP1L gene and susceptibility of VaD. Functional studies are needed to understand underlying biological mechanism of the genetic association.

Annotation

Disease Annotations    
vascular dementia  (IAGP,ISO)

Objects Annotated

Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Rpgrip1l  (Rpgrip1-like)

Genes (Mus musculus)
Rpgrip1l  (Rpgrip1-like)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
RPGRIP1L  (RPGRIP1 like)


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