Ubiquilin 1 polymorphisms are not associated with late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Scott Smemo, Petra Nowotny, Anthony L. Hinrichs, John S.K. Kauwe, Sara Cherny, Katherine Erickson, Amanda J. Myers, Mona Kaleem, Lauren Marlowe, Alison M. Gibson, Paul Hollingworth, Michael C. O'Donovan, Chris M. Morris, Peter Holmans, Simon Lovestone, John C. Morris, Leon Thal, Yonghong Li, Andrew Grupe, John HardyMichael J. Owen, Julie Williams, Alison Goate

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Several studies have reported evidence for linkage of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) to chromosome 9. Recently, an intronic polymorphism affecting alternative splicing of exon 8 of ubiquilin 1 (UBQLN1) was reported to be associated with LOAD. We attempted to replicate this observation by genotyping this polymorphism, rs12344615 (also known as UBQ-8i), in a large sample of 1,544 LOAD cases and 1,642 nondemented controls. We did not find any evidence that this single nucleotide polymorphism, or any of six others tested in UBQLN1, increases risk for LOAD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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