Association analysis of STK39, MCCC1/LAMP3 and sporadic PD in the Chinese Han population.Neurosci Lett. 2014 Apr 30; 566:206-9.NL
With the completion of the Human Genome Project, GWAS have been widely used in exploring the genetic studies of complex diseases. A meta-analysis of datasets from five Parkinson's disease GWAS from the USA and Europe found 11 loci that surpassed the threshold for genome-wide significance (p<5×10(-8)), and five were newly identified loci (ACMSD, STK39, MCCC1/LAMP3, SYT11 and CCDC62/HIP1R). Another GWAS of the Ashkenazi Jewish population also identified loci in STK39 and LAMP3. Because the association between the STK39 and MCCC1/LAMP3 genes and PD was confirmed in different populations, we conducted a case-control cohort to clarify the association between the four single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci (rs2102808 and rs3754775 in the STK39; rs11711441 and rs12493050 in the MCCC1/LAMP3) and PD in the Chinese Han population. Polymerase chain reaction and direct DNA sequencing analyses were used to detect the four variations in a case-control cohort comprised of 993 ethnic Chinese subjects. We found that in the detection of the rs11711441, there was a significant difference between ungrouped populations, early-onset PD, late-onset PD, male PD, female PD and the corresponding control group in allele and genotype frequency (p<0.001, OR<1). In the detection of the rs2102808, rs3754775 and rs12493050, ungrouped populations, early-onset PD, late-onset PD, male PD or female PD with the corresponding control group showed no significant difference in allele and genotype frequency (p>0.0125). Our findings suggested that the allele G of rs11711441 of the MCCC1/LAMP3 gene can decrease the risk of PD in Chinese population. No statistically significant difference in genotype frequency between cases and controls was observed for the other three SNPs.