Frontotemporal dementia and its subtypes: A genome-wide association study

Raffaele Ferrari, Dena G. Hernandez, Michael A. Nalls, Jonathan D. Rohrer, Adaikalavan Ramasamy, John B.J. Kwok, Carol Dobson-Stone, Brooks S. Brooks William S., Peter R. Schofield, Glenda M. Halliday, John R. Hodges, Olivier Piguet, Lauren Bartley, Elizabeth Thompson, Eric Haan, Isabel Hernández, Agustín Ruiz, Mercè Boada, Barbara Borroni, Alessandro PadovaniCarlos Cruchaga, Nigel J. Cairns, Luisa Benussi, Giuliano Binetti, Roberta Ghidoni, Gianluigi Forloni, Daniela Galimberti, Chiara Fenoglio, Maria Serpente, Elio Scarpini, Jordi Clarimón, Alberto Lleó, Rafael Blesa, Maria Landqvist Waldö, Karin Nilsson, Christer Nilsson, Ian R.A. Mackenzie, Ging Yuek R. Hsiung, David M.A. Mann, Jordan Henry Grafman, Christopher M. Morris, Johannes Attems, Timothy D. Griffiths, Ian G. McKeith, Alan J. Thomas, P. Pietrini, Edward D. Huey, Eric M. Wassermann, Atik Baborie, Evelyn Jaros, Michael C. Tierney, Pau Pastor, Cristina Razquin, Sara Ortega-Cubero, Elena Alonso, Robert Perneczky, Janine Diehl-Schmid, Panagiotis Alexopoulos, Alexander Kurz, Innocenzo Rainero, Elisa Rubino, Lorenzo Pinessi, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Peter St George-Hyslop, Giacomina Rossi, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Giorgio Giaccone, James B. Rowe, Johannes C.M. Schlachetzki, James Uphill, John Collinge, Simon Mead, Adrian Danek, Vivianna M. Van Deerlin, Murray Grossman, John Q. Trojanowski, Julie Van der Zee, William Deschamps, Tim Van Langenhove, Marc Cruts, Christine Van Broeckhoven, Stefano F. Cappa, Isabelle Le Ber, Didier Hannequin, Véronique Golfier, Martine Vercelletto, Alexis Brice, Benedetta Nacmias, Sandro Sorbi, Silvia Bagnoli, Irene Piaceri, Jørgen E. Nielsen, Lena E. Hjermind, Matthias Riemenschneider, Manuel Mayhaus, Bernd Ibach, Gilles Gasparoni, Sabrina Pichler, Wei Gu, Martin N. Rossor, Nick C. Fox, Jason D. Warren, Maria Grazia Spillantini, Huw R. Morris, Patrizia Rizzu, Peter Heutink, Julie S. Snowden, Sara Rollinson, Anna Richardson, Alexander Gerhard, Amalia C. Bruni, Raffaele Maletta, Francesca Frangipane, Chiara Cupidi, Livia Bernardi, Maria Anfossi, Maura Gallo, Maria Elena Conidi, Nicoletta Smirne, Rosa Rademakers, Matt Baker, Dennis W. Dickson, Neill R. Graff-Radford, Ronald C. Petersen, David Knopman, Keith A. Josephs, Bradley F. Boeve, Joseph E. Parisi, William W. Seeley, Bruce L. Miller, Anna M. Karydas, Howard Rosen, John C. van Swieten, Elise G.P. Dopper, Harro Seelaar, Yolande A.L. Pijnenburg, Philip Scheltens, Giancarlo Logroscino, Rosa Capozzo, Valeria Novelli, Annibale A. Puca, Massimo Franceschi, Alfredo Postiglione, Graziella Milan, Paolo Sorrentino, Mark Kristiansen, Huei Hsin Chiang, Caroline Graff, Florence Pasquier, Adeline Rollin, Vincent Deramecourt, Florence Lebert, Dimitrios Kapogiannis, Luigi Ferrucci, Stuart Pickering-Brown, Andrew B. Singleton, John Hardy*, Parastoo Momeni

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Background: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a complex disorder characterised by a broad range of clinical manifestations, differential pathological signatures, and genetic variability. Mutations in three genes-MAPT, GRN, and C9orf72-have been associated with FTD. We sought to identify novel genetic risk loci associated with the disorder. Methods: We did a two-stage genome-wide association study on clinical FTD, analysing samples from 3526 patients with FTD and 9402 healthy controls. To reduce genetic heterogeneity, all participants were of European ancestry. In the discovery phase (samples from 2154 patients with FTD and 4308 controls), we did separate association analyses for each FTD subtype (behavioural variant FTD, semantic dementia, progressive non-fluent aphasia, and FTD overlapping with motor neuron disease [FTD-MND]), followed by a meta-analysis of the entire dataset. We carried forward replication of the novel suggestive loci in an independent sample series (samples from 1372 patients and 5094 controls) and then did joint phase and brain expression and methylation quantitative trait loci analyses for the associated (p<5 × 10-8) single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Findings: We identified novel associations exceeding the genome-wide significance threshold (p<5 × 10-8). Combined (joint) analyses of discovery and replication phases showed genome-wide significant association at 6p21.3, HLA locus (immune system), for rs9268877 (p=1·05 × 10-8; odds ratio=1·204 [95% CI 1·11-1·30]), rs9268856 (p=5·51 × 10-9; 0·809 [0·76-0·86]) and rs1980493 (p value=1·57 × 10-8, 0·775 [0·69-0·86]) in the entire cohort. We also identified a potential novel locus at 11q14, encompassing RAB38/CTSC (the transcripts of which are related to lysosomal biology), for the behavioural FTD subtype for which joint analyses showed suggestive association for rs302668 (p=2·44 × 10-7; 0·814 [0·71-0·92]). Analysis of expression and methylation quantitative trait loci data suggested that these loci might affect expression and methylation in cis. Interpretation: Our findings suggest that immune system processes (link to 6p21.3) and possibly lysosomal and autophagy pathways (link to 11q14) are potentially involved in FTD. Our findings need to be replicated to better define the association of the newly identified loci with disease and to shed light on the pathomechanisms contributing to FTD. Funding: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute on Aging, the Wellcome/MRC Centre on Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-699
Number of pages14
JournalThe Lancet Neurology
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Frontotemporal Dementia
Genome-Wide Association Study
Methylation
Joints
Quantitative Trait Loci
Immune System Phenomena
National Institute on Aging (U.S.)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Genome
Genetic Loci
Genetic Heterogeneity
Aphasia
Autophagy
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Parkinson Disease
Meta-Analysis
Immune System
Odds Ratio

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Ferrari, R., Hernandez, D. G., Nalls, M. A., Rohrer, J. D., Ramasamy, A., Kwok, J. B. J., ... Momeni, P. (2014). Frontotemporal dementia and its subtypes: A genome-wide association study. The Lancet Neurology, 13(7), 686-699. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70065-1
Ferrari, Raffaele ; Hernandez, Dena G. ; Nalls, Michael A. ; Rohrer, Jonathan D. ; Ramasamy, Adaikalavan ; Kwok, John B.J. ; Dobson-Stone, Carol ; Brooks William S., Brooks S. ; Schofield, Peter R. ; Halliday, Glenda M. ; Hodges, John R. ; Piguet, Olivier ; Bartley, Lauren ; Thompson, Elizabeth ; Haan, Eric ; Hernández, Isabel ; Ruiz, Agustín ; Boada, Mercè ; Borroni, Barbara ; Padovani, Alessandro ; Cruchaga, Carlos ; Cairns, Nigel J. ; Benussi, Luisa ; Binetti, Giuliano ; Ghidoni, Roberta ; Forloni, Gianluigi ; Galimberti, Daniela ; Fenoglio, Chiara ; Serpente, Maria ; Scarpini, Elio ; Clarimón, Jordi ; Lleó, Alberto ; Blesa, Rafael ; Waldö, Maria Landqvist ; Nilsson, Karin ; Nilsson, Christer ; Mackenzie, Ian R.A. ; Hsiung, Ging Yuek R. ; Mann, David M.A. ; Grafman, Jordan Henry ; Morris, Christopher M. ; Attems, Johannes ; Griffiths, Timothy D. ; McKeith, Ian G. ; Thomas, Alan J. ; Pietrini, P. ; Huey, Edward D. ; Wassermann, Eric M. ; Baborie, Atik ; Jaros, Evelyn ; Tierney, Michael C. ; Pastor, Pau ; Razquin, Cristina ; Ortega-Cubero, Sara ; Alonso, Elena ; Perneczky, Robert ; Diehl-Schmid, Janine ; Alexopoulos, Panagiotis ; Kurz, Alexander ; Rainero, Innocenzo ; Rubino, Elisa ; Pinessi, Lorenzo ; Rogaeva, Ekaterina ; St George-Hyslop, Peter ; Rossi, Giacomina ; Tagliavini, Fabrizio ; Giaccone, Giorgio ; Rowe, James B. ; Schlachetzki, Johannes C.M. ; Uphill, James ; Collinge, John ; Mead, Simon ; Danek, Adrian ; Van Deerlin, Vivianna M. ; Grossman, Murray ; Trojanowski, John Q. ; Van der Zee, Julie ; Deschamps, William ; Van Langenhove, Tim ; Cruts, Marc ; Van Broeckhoven, Christine ; Cappa, Stefano F. ; Le Ber, Isabelle ; Hannequin, Didier ; Golfier, Véronique ; Vercelletto, Martine ; Brice, Alexis ; Nacmias, Benedetta ; Sorbi, Sandro ; Bagnoli, Silvia ; Piaceri, Irene ; Nielsen, Jørgen E. ; Hjermind, Lena E. ; Riemenschneider, Matthias ; Mayhaus, Manuel ; Ibach, Bernd ; Gasparoni, Gilles ; Pichler, Sabrina ; Gu, Wei ; Rossor, Martin N. ; Fox, Nick C. ; Warren, Jason D. ; Spillantini, Maria Grazia ; Morris, Huw R. ; Rizzu, Patrizia ; Heutink, Peter ; Snowden, Julie S. ; Rollinson, Sara ; Richardson, Anna ; Gerhard, Alexander ; Bruni, Amalia C. ; Maletta, Raffaele ; Frangipane, Francesca ; Cupidi, Chiara ; Bernardi, Livia ; Anfossi, Maria ; Gallo, Maura ; Conidi, Maria Elena ; Smirne, Nicoletta ; Rademakers, Rosa ; Baker, Matt ; Dickson, Dennis W. ; Graff-Radford, Neill R. ; Petersen, Ronald C. ; Knopman, David ; Josephs, Keith A. ; Boeve, Bradley F. ; Parisi, Joseph E. ; Seeley, William W. ; Miller, Bruce L. ; Karydas, Anna M. ; Rosen, Howard ; van Swieten, John C. ; Dopper, Elise G.P. ; Seelaar, Harro ; Pijnenburg, Yolande A.L. ; Scheltens, Philip ; Logroscino, Giancarlo ; Capozzo, Rosa ; Novelli, Valeria ; Puca, Annibale A. ; Franceschi, Massimo ; Postiglione, Alfredo ; Milan, Graziella ; Sorrentino, Paolo ; Kristiansen, Mark ; Chiang, Huei Hsin ; Graff, Caroline ; Pasquier, Florence ; Rollin, Adeline ; Deramecourt, Vincent ; Lebert, Florence ; Kapogiannis, Dimitrios ; Ferrucci, Luigi ; Pickering-Brown, Stuart ; Singleton, Andrew B. ; Hardy, John ; Momeni, Parastoo. / Frontotemporal dementia and its subtypes : A genome-wide association study. In: The Lancet Neurology. 2014 ; Vol. 13, No. 7. pp. 686-699.
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AU - Bruni, Amalia C.

AU - Maletta, Raffaele

AU - Frangipane, Francesca

AU - Cupidi, Chiara

AU - Bernardi, Livia

AU - Anfossi, Maria

AU - Gallo, Maura

AU - Conidi, Maria Elena

AU - Smirne, Nicoletta

AU - Rademakers, Rosa

AU - Baker, Matt

AU - Dickson, Dennis W.

AU - Graff-Radford, Neill R.

AU - Petersen, Ronald C.

AU - Knopman, David

AU - Josephs, Keith A.

AU - Boeve, Bradley F.

AU - Parisi, Joseph E.

AU - Seeley, William W.

AU - Miller, Bruce L.

AU - Karydas, Anna M.

AU - Rosen, Howard

AU - van Swieten, John C.

AU - Dopper, Elise G.P.

AU - Seelaar, Harro

AU - Pijnenburg, Yolande A.L.

AU - Scheltens, Philip

AU - Logroscino, Giancarlo

AU - Capozzo, Rosa

AU - Novelli, Valeria

AU - Puca, Annibale A.

AU - Franceschi, Massimo

AU - Postiglione, Alfredo

AU - Milan, Graziella

AU - Sorrentino, Paolo

AU - Kristiansen, Mark

AU - Chiang, Huei Hsin

AU - Graff, Caroline

AU - Pasquier, Florence

AU - Rollin, Adeline

AU - Deramecourt, Vincent

AU - Lebert, Florence

AU - Kapogiannis, Dimitrios

AU - Ferrucci, Luigi

AU - Pickering-Brown, Stuart

AU - Singleton, Andrew B.

AU - Hardy, John

AU - Momeni, Parastoo

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - Background: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a complex disorder characterised by a broad range of clinical manifestations, differential pathological signatures, and genetic variability. Mutations in three genes-MAPT, GRN, and C9orf72-have been associated with FTD. We sought to identify novel genetic risk loci associated with the disorder. Methods: We did a two-stage genome-wide association study on clinical FTD, analysing samples from 3526 patients with FTD and 9402 healthy controls. To reduce genetic heterogeneity, all participants were of European ancestry. In the discovery phase (samples from 2154 patients with FTD and 4308 controls), we did separate association analyses for each FTD subtype (behavioural variant FTD, semantic dementia, progressive non-fluent aphasia, and FTD overlapping with motor neuron disease [FTD-MND]), followed by a meta-analysis of the entire dataset. We carried forward replication of the novel suggestive loci in an independent sample series (samples from 1372 patients and 5094 controls) and then did joint phase and brain expression and methylation quantitative trait loci analyses for the associated (p<5 × 10-8) single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Findings: We identified novel associations exceeding the genome-wide significance threshold (p<5 × 10-8). Combined (joint) analyses of discovery and replication phases showed genome-wide significant association at 6p21.3, HLA locus (immune system), for rs9268877 (p=1·05 × 10-8; odds ratio=1·204 [95% CI 1·11-1·30]), rs9268856 (p=5·51 × 10-9; 0·809 [0·76-0·86]) and rs1980493 (p value=1·57 × 10-8, 0·775 [0·69-0·86]) in the entire cohort. We also identified a potential novel locus at 11q14, encompassing RAB38/CTSC (the transcripts of which are related to lysosomal biology), for the behavioural FTD subtype for which joint analyses showed suggestive association for rs302668 (p=2·44 × 10-7; 0·814 [0·71-0·92]). Analysis of expression and methylation quantitative trait loci data suggested that these loci might affect expression and methylation in cis. Interpretation: Our findings suggest that immune system processes (link to 6p21.3) and possibly lysosomal and autophagy pathways (link to 11q14) are potentially involved in FTD. Our findings need to be replicated to better define the association of the newly identified loci with disease and to shed light on the pathomechanisms contributing to FTD. Funding: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute on Aging, the Wellcome/MRC Centre on Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

AB - Background: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a complex disorder characterised by a broad range of clinical manifestations, differential pathological signatures, and genetic variability. Mutations in three genes-MAPT, GRN, and C9orf72-have been associated with FTD. We sought to identify novel genetic risk loci associated with the disorder. Methods: We did a two-stage genome-wide association study on clinical FTD, analysing samples from 3526 patients with FTD and 9402 healthy controls. To reduce genetic heterogeneity, all participants were of European ancestry. In the discovery phase (samples from 2154 patients with FTD and 4308 controls), we did separate association analyses for each FTD subtype (behavioural variant FTD, semantic dementia, progressive non-fluent aphasia, and FTD overlapping with motor neuron disease [FTD-MND]), followed by a meta-analysis of the entire dataset. We carried forward replication of the novel suggestive loci in an independent sample series (samples from 1372 patients and 5094 controls) and then did joint phase and brain expression and methylation quantitative trait loci analyses for the associated (p<5 × 10-8) single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Findings: We identified novel associations exceeding the genome-wide significance threshold (p<5 × 10-8). Combined (joint) analyses of discovery and replication phases showed genome-wide significant association at 6p21.3, HLA locus (immune system), for rs9268877 (p=1·05 × 10-8; odds ratio=1·204 [95% CI 1·11-1·30]), rs9268856 (p=5·51 × 10-9; 0·809 [0·76-0·86]) and rs1980493 (p value=1·57 × 10-8, 0·775 [0·69-0·86]) in the entire cohort. We also identified a potential novel locus at 11q14, encompassing RAB38/CTSC (the transcripts of which are related to lysosomal biology), for the behavioural FTD subtype for which joint analyses showed suggestive association for rs302668 (p=2·44 × 10-7; 0·814 [0·71-0·92]). Analysis of expression and methylation quantitative trait loci data suggested that these loci might affect expression and methylation in cis. Interpretation: Our findings suggest that immune system processes (link to 6p21.3) and possibly lysosomal and autophagy pathways (link to 11q14) are potentially involved in FTD. Our findings need to be replicated to better define the association of the newly identified loci with disease and to shed light on the pathomechanisms contributing to FTD. Funding: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute on Aging, the Wellcome/MRC Centre on Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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U2 - 10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70065-1

DO - 10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70065-1

M3 - Article

C2 - 24943344

AN - SCOPUS:84902509590

VL - 13

SP - 686

EP - 699

JO - The Lancet Neurology

JF - The Lancet Neurology

SN - 1474-4422

IS - 7

ER -

Ferrari R, Hernandez DG, Nalls MA, Rohrer JD, Ramasamy A, Kwok JBJ et al. Frontotemporal dementia and its subtypes: A genome-wide association study. The Lancet Neurology. 2014 Jan 1;13(7):686-699. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70065-1