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Conference Paper: Linkage analysis on familial early onset degenerative disc disease

TitleLinkage analysis on familial early onset degenerative disc disease
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Issue Date2007
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://abstracts.spinejournal.com
Citation
34th Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Hong Kong, 10-14 June 2007. In Spine-Affiliated Society Meeting Abstracts, 2007, v. 2007, p.17 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction. Low back pain is commonly caused by degenerative disc disease (DDD). While the etiology of DDD is not known, recent evidence from case-association studies suggests that genetic factors, such as polymorphisms in COL9A2, COL9A3, COL1A1, VDR, AGC1, MMP3, CILP and IL1, play a significant role. Family-based linkage analysis has the ability to discover new candidate genes without prior biological knowledge. Success of linkage analysis is based on the ability to identify a discriminating phenotype and the recruitment of large families. Method. Southern Chinese subjects with low back pain and early-onset DDD, defined as MRI-proven disc degeneration or herniation occurring under 30 years of age, were recruited into the study together with their family members. T2-weighted sagittal MRI of the whole spine were performed, and their blood were taken for DNA isolation. MRI were graded using Schneiderman’s classification. The initial genomewide linkage mapping was based on the ABI PRISM Human Mapping Set with 400 microsatellite markers at an average resolution of 10 cM. Besides Schneiderman’s score, which does not differentiate between age-related changes and DDD, we have also created a novel age-adjusted scoring system to account for the effect of age on DDD status. Result. Altogether 18 families with 126 individuals were recruited in this study. The families were screened and chosen based on the involvement of several generations and presence of multiple members with early-onset DDD. After data analysis, candidate regions with suggestive linkage were identified in chromosomes 1, 5, 8, 10, 14, 20. Discussion. This is the first, large-scale genome wide linkage analysis study for subjects with early-onset DDD, using a clear phenotype definition for both cases and controls. It has revealed a number of promising loci for further study. Work is on-going to perform fine-mapping of these regions in order to identify possible candidate genes for further analysis.
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dc.contributor.authorHo, DWHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarppinen, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, SPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorOtt, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, KDKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeong, JCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheah, KSEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSham, PCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSong, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T16:31:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T16:31:54Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citation34th Annual Meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Hong Kong, 10-14 June 2007. In Spine-Affiliated Society Meeting Abstracts, 2007, v. 2007, p.17-
dc.identifier.issn1548-2545-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/96376-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. Low back pain is commonly caused by degenerative disc disease (DDD). While the etiology of DDD is not known, recent evidence from case-association studies suggests that genetic factors, such as polymorphisms in COL9A2, COL9A3, COL1A1, VDR, AGC1, MMP3, CILP and IL1, play a significant role. Family-based linkage analysis has the ability to discover new candidate genes without prior biological knowledge. Success of linkage analysis is based on the ability to identify a discriminating phenotype and the recruitment of large families. Method. Southern Chinese subjects with low back pain and early-onset DDD, defined as MRI-proven disc degeneration or herniation occurring under 30 years of age, were recruited into the study together with their family members. T2-weighted sagittal MRI of the whole spine were performed, and their blood were taken for DNA isolation. MRI were graded using Schneiderman’s classification. The initial genomewide linkage mapping was based on the ABI PRISM Human Mapping Set with 400 microsatellite markers at an average resolution of 10 cM. Besides Schneiderman’s score, which does not differentiate between age-related changes and DDD, we have also created a novel age-adjusted scoring system to account for the effect of age on DDD status. Result. Altogether 18 families with 126 individuals were recruited in this study. The families were screened and chosen based on the involvement of several generations and presence of multiple members with early-onset DDD. After data analysis, candidate regions with suggestive linkage were identified in chromosomes 1, 5, 8, 10, 14, 20. Discussion. This is the first, large-scale genome wide linkage analysis study for subjects with early-onset DDD, using a clear phenotype definition for both cases and controls. It has revealed a number of promising loci for further study. Work is on-going to perform fine-mapping of these regions in order to identify possible candidate genes for further analysis.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://abstracts.spinejournal.com-
dc.relation.ispartofSpine-Affiliated Society Meeting Abstractsen_HK
dc.titleLinkage analysis on familial early onset degenerative disc diseaseen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, DWH: dwhho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, KMC: cheungmc@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, D: chand@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLuk, KDK: hrmoldk@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeong, JCY: hrmolcy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheah, KSE: hrmbdkc@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailSham, PC: pcsham@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailSong, Y: songy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.authorityLuk, KDK=rp00333en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityCheah, KSE=rp00342en_HK
dc.identifier.authoritySham, PC=rp00459en_HK
dc.identifier.authoritySong, Y=rp00488en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1097/01.brs.0000317512.84574.bf-
dc.identifier.hkuros136809en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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