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The ZDHHC8 gene did not associate with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shikata-cho 2-5-1, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.
Neuroscience Letters (Impact Factor: 2.06). 01/2006; 390(3):166-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2005.08.019
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ABSTRACT The zinc finger and DHHC domain-containing protein 8 (ZDHHC8) gene is located on chromosome 22q11, which several genome scans have provided repeated evidence for a significant linkage with bipolar disorder (BPD) and schizophrenia. A recent study revealed that a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs175174, which has potential effects on splicing, in intron 4 of the ZDHHC8 gene is associated with susceptibility to patients with schizophrenia in US and South Africa. We examined three SNPs of the ZDHHC8 gene, including rs175174, by case-control association in Japanese patients with BPD (N=172) and controls (N=298) or patients with schizophrenia (N=407) and controls (N=497). No significant association with BPD or schizophrenia was observed. After stratification by subcategories, bipolar I and II of BPD, and paranoid and disorganized types of schizophrenia, no significant association was found, nor was a significant association with either disorder found after dividing by gender. These data suggest that the ZDHHC8 gene may not be associated with susceptibility to BPD or schizophrenia, at least in a Japanese population.

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