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A Multicenter Study of Glucocerebrosidase Mutations in Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marzena Kurzawa-Akanbi, Professor Ian McKeith, Professor Patrick Chinnery, Dr Christopher Morris, Emeritus Professor John Harris

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Abstract

Importance: While mutations in glucocerebrosidase (GBA1) are associated with an increased risk for Parkinson disease (PD), it is important to establish whether such mutations are also a common risk factor for other Lewy body disorders. Objective: To establish whether GBA1 mutations are a risk factor for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). DESIGN We compared genotype data on patients and controls from 11 centers. Data concerning demographics, age at onset, disease duration, and clinical and pathological features were collected when available. We conducted pooled analyses using logistic regression to investigate GBA1 mutation carrier status as predicting DLB or PD with dementia status, using common control subjects as a reference group. Random-effects meta-analyses were conducted to account for additional heterogeneity. Setting: Eleven centers from sites around the world performing genotyping. Participants: Seven hundred twenty-one cases met diagnostic criteria for DLB and 151 had PD with dementia. We compared these cases with 1962 controls from the same centers matched for age, sex, and ethnicity. Main Outcome Measures: Frequency of GBA1 mutations in cases and controls. Results: We found a significant association between GBA1 mutation carrier status and DLB, with an odds ratio of 8.28 (95% CI, 4.78-14.88). The odds ratio for PD with dementia was 6.48 (95% CI, 2.53-15.37). The mean age at diagnosis of DLB was earlier in GBA1 mutation carriers than in noncarriers (63.5 vs 68.9 years; P < .001), with higher disease severity scores. Conclusions and Relevance: Mutations in GBA1 are a significant risk factor for DLB. GBA1 mutations likely play an even larger role in the genetic etiology of DLB than in PD, providing insight into the role of glucocerebrosidase in Lewy body disease.


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Author(s): Nalls MA, Duran R, Lopez G, Kurzawa-Akanbi M, McKeith IG, Chinnery PF, Morris CM, Theuns J, Crosiers D, Cras P, Engelborghs S, DeDeyn PP, Van Broeckhoven C, Mann DM, Snowden J, Pickering-Brown S, Halliwell N, Davidson Y, Gibbons L, Harris J, Sheerin UM, Bras J, Hardy J, Clark L, Marder K, Honig LS, Berg D, Maetzler W, Brockmann K, Gasser T, Novellino F, Quattrone A, Annesi G, De Marco EV, Rogaeva E, Masellis M, Black SE, Bilbao JM, Foroud T, Ghetti B, Nichols WC, Pankratz N, Halliday G, Lesage S, Klebe S, Durr A, Duyckaerts C, Brice A, Giasson BI, Trojanowski JQ, Hurtig HI, Tayebi N, Landazabal C, Knight MA, Keller M, Singleton AB, Wolfsberg TG, Sidransky E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: JAMA Neurology

Year: 2013

Volume: 70

Issue: 6

Pages: 727-735

Print publication date: 01/06/2013

Online publication date: 15/04/2013

Acceptance date: 21/11/2012

ISSN (print): 2168-6149

ISSN (electronic): 2168-6157

Publisher: American Medical Association

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.1925

DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.1925


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