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Systematic screening for mutations in the glycine receptor alpha2 subunit gene (GLRA2) in patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases

Feng, J., Craddock, Nicholas John, Jones, Ian Richard, Cook, E. H. Jr, Goldman, D., Heston, L. L., Peltonen, L., DeLisi, L. E. and Sommer, S. S. 2001. Systematic screening for mutations in the glycine receptor alpha2 subunit gene (GLRA2) in patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases. Psychiatric Genetics 11 (1) , pp. 45-48.

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Abstract

The glycine receptor, which is a member of the ligand-gated ion channel superfamily, mediates synaptic inhibition in the spinal cord and other brain regions. This superfamily has been implicated in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases. The complete coding sequence and splice junctions of the GLRA2 gene were scanned by DOVAM-S, a form of SSCP analysis with sufficient redundancy to detect virtually all mutations. Those analyses were performed in 113 patients with schizophrenia, and in pilot studies of patients with bipolar illness, alcoholism, puerperal psychosis, autism, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (533 kb total scanned sequences). We detected three sequence changes in the coding region, all resulting in silent mutations: C894T in exon 5, C1134T in exon 7, and C1476T in exon 9. These do not alter the structure or the expression of the protein. It is unlikely that mutations in the coding region and splice junction of GLRA2 gene are associated with schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 0955-8829
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:36
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/80883

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