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Polymorphisms in the DLG3 Gene is not Associated with Non-Syndromic Mental Retardation in the Chinese Han Population of Qin-Ba Mountain

Authors
  • Han, Ning1
  • Shi, Zhangyan1
  • Zhang, Kejin1
  • Gao, Xiaocai1
  • Zheng, Zijian2
  • Gong, Pingyuan1
  • Guo, Yale3
  • Huang, Shaoping3
  • Zhang, Fuchang1, 2
  • 1 Northwest University, Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western China, Ministry of Education, Institute of Population and Health, College of Life Science, 229 Tai Bai Road, Xi’an, 710069, People’s Republic of China , Xi’an (China)
  • 2 Northwest University, Institute of Application Psychology, College of Public Management, Xi’an, 710069, People’s Republic of China , Xi’an (China)
  • 3 Xi’an Jiaotong University, Second Hospital, Xi’an, 710004, People’s Republic of China , Xi’an (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Mar 03, 2011
Volume
31
Issue
5
Pages
695–700
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10571-011-9666-5
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Discs-large-related 3 (DLG3), a member of the membrane-associated guanylate kinases (MAGUKs) protein family, playing an important role in regulating NMDA signal pathway and contributing to synaptic plasticity, may have an influence on the susceptibility of non-syndromic mental retardation (NSMR). To investigate the possible genetic contribution of DLG3 gene to the NSMR of Chinese Han population, we performed an association study of 556 subjects (118 NSMR, 116 borderline NSMR, and 322 controls in 275 males and 281 females) from Qin-Ba mountain region of Shaanxi province in the northwest of China by five common SNPs in the gene. The results showed that there was no positive association between the genetic variations of DLG3 and NSMR. In conclusion, the results of this study indicated that DLG3 did not associate with NSMR in Chinese Han population; however, further studies are needed.

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