Evidence for genetic linkage of Alzheimer’s disease to chromosome 10q. Science

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Science (Impact Factor: 31.48). 01/2001; 290(5500):2302-3. DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2302
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ABSTRACT Recent studies suggest that insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) in neurons and microglia degrades Abeta, the principal component of beta-amyloid and one of the neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We performed parametric and nonparametric linkage analyses of seven genetic markers on chromosome 10q, six of which map near the IDE gene, in 435 multiplex AD families. These analyses revealed significant evidence of linkage for adjacent markers (D10S1671, D10S583, D10S1710, and D10S566), which was most pronounced in late-onset families. Furthermore, we found evidence for allele-specific association between the putative disease locus and marker D10S583, which has recently been located within 195 kilobases of the IDE gene.

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    • "One of the functionally plausible candidate genes lying within the genetic region showing evidence for association or linkage reported by these studies is IDE occurring in a ~250kb haplotype block with KIFF11 and HHEX. Following the initial report on linkage and association of markers around IDE with LOAD (Bertram et al., 2000), some studies that used LOAD as the phenotype did not find an association (Cousin et al., 2009; Reiman et al., 2007) but other independent studies identified haplotypes spanning the IDE-KIFF-HHEX complex that show association with LOAD risk or intermediate LOAD phenotypes (Ertekin- Taner et al., 2004; Prince et al., 2003), including CSF tau levels, MMSE scores, senile plaque and neurofibrillary tangle density, and age-at-onset (Prince et al., 2003). The same haplotypes were associated with plasma Aβ levels in 24 extended Caucasian LOAD families, and with LOAD status in two independent case control series (Ertekin-Taner et al., 2004). "
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    • "Linkage studies have identified several promising chromosomal regions to harbor additional AD genes, including chromosomes 12, 10, 9 and 6 (Kamboh, 2004). A broad linkage peak encompassing a >60 cM region between chromosome 10q21 and 10q25 that influences both AD risk and age at onset has been suggested (Bertram et al., 2000; Ertekin- Taner et al., 2000; Li et al., 2002; Myers et al., 2002). There are more than 300 genes in this broad genomic region of chromosome 10 and thus the task of identifying the candidate gene is daunting. "
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    • "In particular, TFAM is located in the long arm of chromosome 10, which is the most frequently tested region for association in the field of AD (Bertram et al., 2007). Numerous studies have reported linkage between AD and chromosome 10q (Bertram et al., 2000; Myers et al., 2000; Blacker et al., 2003; Johansson et al., 2005). Thus, further experimental research is necessary to define the direct association between TFAM polymorphisms and the occurrence of AD. "
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