Reference : GRN Mutations Are Associated with Lewy Body Dementia
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
Human health sciences : Neurology
Systems Biomedicine
GRN Mutations Are Associated with Lewy Body Dementia
Reho, Paolo [> >]
Koga, Shunsuke [> >]
Shah, Zalak [> >]
Chia, Ruth [> >]
Krüger, Rejko mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Translational Neuroscience]
May, Patrick mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) > Bioinformatics Core]
Consortium, The International L. B. D. Genomics [> >]
Center, The American Genome [> >]
Rademakers, Rosa [> >]
Dalgard, Clifton L. [> >]
Boeve, Bradley F. [> >]
Beach, Thomas G. [> >]
Dickson, Dennis W. [> >]
Ross, Owen A. [> >]
Scholz, Sonja W. [> >]
Movement Disorders
[en] Lewy body dementia (LBD) ; frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) ; GRN mutations ; progranulin ; neurodegeneration
[en] ABSTRACT Background Loss-of-function mutations in GRN are a cause of familial frontotemporal dementia, and common variants within the gene have been associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Although TDP-43-positive inclusions are characteristic of GRN-related neurodegeneration, Lewy body copathology has also been observed in many GRN mutation carriers. Objective The objective of this study was to assess a Lewy body dementia (LBD) case–control cohort for pathogenic variants in GRN and to test whether there is an enrichment of damaging mutations among patients with LBD. Methods We analyzed whole-genome sequencing data generated for 2591 European-ancestry LBD cases and 4032 neurologically healthy control subjects to identify disease-causing mutations in GRN. Results We identified six heterozygous exonic GRN mutations in seven study participants (cases: n = 6; control subjects: n = 1). Each variant was predicted to be pathogenic or likely pathogenic. We found significant enrichment of GRN loss-of-function mutations in patients with LBD compared with control subjects (Optimized Sequence Kernel Association Test P = 0.0162). Immunohistochemistry in three definite LBD cases demonstrated Lewy body pathology and TDP-43-positive neuronal inclusions. Conclusions Our findings suggest that deleterious GRN mutations are a rare cause of familial LBD. © 2022 International Parkinson Movement Disorder Society. This article has been contributed to by U.S. Government employees and their work is in the public domain in the USA.
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB): Bioinformatics Core (R. Schneider Group) ; Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB): Clinical & Experimental Neuroscience (Krüger Group)
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers ; Professionals
FnR ; FNR11264123 > Rejko Krüger > NCER-PD > Ncer-pd > 01/01/2015 > 30/11/2020 > 2015

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Limited access
GRN Mutations Are Associated with Lewy Body Dementia.pdfPublisher postprint3.27 MBRequest a copy

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.