Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci

Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Catts, Stanley V., Gratten, Jacob, Lee, S. Hong, Wray, Naomi R., Visscher, Peter M., Mowry, Bryan J., Nertney, Deborah A., Psychosis Endophenotypes International Consortium and Wellcome Trust Case-Control Consortium 2 (2014) Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci. Nature, 511 7510: 421-427. doi:10.1038/nature13595

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Author Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium
Catts, Stanley V.
Gratten, Jacob
Lee, S. Hong
Wray, Naomi R.
Visscher, Peter M.
Mowry, Bryan J.
Nertney, Deborah A.
Psychosis Endophenotypes International Consortium
Wellcome Trust Case-Control Consortium 2
Title Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci
Journal name Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-0836
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/nature13595
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 511
Issue 7510
Start page 421
End page 427
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract Schizophrenia is a highly heritable disorder. Genetic risk is conferred by a large number of alleles, including common alleles of small effect that might be detected by genome-wide association studies. Here we report a multi-stage schizophrenia genome-wide association study of up to 36,989 cases and 113,075 controls. We identify 128 independent associations spanning 108 conservatively defined loci that meet genome-wide significance, 83 of which have not been previously reported. Associations were enriched among genes expressed in brain, providing biological plausibility for the findings. Many findings have the potential to provide entirely new insights into aetiology, but associations at DRD2 and several genes involved in glutamatergic neurotransmission highlight molecules of known and potential therapeutic relevance to schizophrenia, and are consistent with leading pathophysiological hypotheses. Independent of genes expressed in brain, associations were enriched among genes expressed in tissues that have important roles in immunity, providing support for the speculated link between the immune system and schizophrenia.
Keyword Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID U01 MH094421
Institutional Status UQ

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