Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

P2RX7: A bipolar and unipolar disorder candidate susceptibility gene?

Green, Elaine Karen, Grozeva, Detelina ORCID:, Raybould, Rachel, Elvidge, Gareth, Macgregor, Stuart, Craig, Ian, Farmer, Anne, McGuffin, Peter, Forty, Elizabeth, Jones, Lisa, Jones, Ian Richard ORCID:, O'Donovan, Michael Conlon ORCID:, Owen, Michael John ORCID:, Kirov, George ORCID: and Craddock, Nicholas John ORCID: 2009. P2RX7: A bipolar and unipolar disorder candidate susceptibility gene? American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 150B (8) , pp. 1063-1069. 10.1002/ajmg.b.30931

Full text not available from this repository.


The chromosomal region 12q24 has been previously implicated by linkage studies of both bipolar disorder and unipolar mood disorder and we have reported two pedigrees segregating both bipolar disorder and Darier's disease that show linkage across this region. The gene P2RX7 is located in this chromosomal region and has been recently reported as a susceptibility gene for bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. The non-synonymous SNP rs2230912 (resulting in amino-acid polymorphism Q460R) showed the strongest association and has been postulated to be pathogenically relevant. We have investigated this gene in a large UK case-control sample (bipolar I disorder N = 687, unipolar recurrent major depression N = 1,036, controls N = 1,204). Neither rs2230912 nor any of 8 other SNPs genotyped across P2RX7 was found to be associated with mood disorder in general, nor specifically with bipolar or unipolar disorder. Further, sequencing of our two chromosome 12-linked bipolar-Darier families showed no evidence of rare variants at P2RX7 that could explain the linkage. Our data do not provide support for rs2230912 or the other polymorphisms studied within the P2RX7 locus, being involved in susceptibility to mood disorders.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: P2RX7; bipolar disorder; unipolar disorder; case–control study
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1552-4841
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2023 14:51

Citation Data

Cited 57 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item