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    Title: Genetic Variation in N-Methyl- D –Aspartate Receptor Subunit NR3A but Not NR3B Influences Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s Disease
    Authors: 王建國;Wang, Chien-Kuo
    Contributors: 生物科技學系
    Date: 2009
    Issue Date: 2012-11-23 17:08:48 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: BACKGROUND:
    The administration of memantine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, has clinically improved the cognitive function of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), indicating that a disturbance in glutamatergic transmission might be involved in a predisposition to developing the disease.
    The potential association of polymorphisms in NMDA receptor subunits NR3A and NR3B, encoded by the GRIN3A and GRIN3B genes, with AD was investigated.
    We performed a case-control study. Two single nucleotide polymorphisms, 3104 G/A (rs10989563) and 3723 G/A (rs3739722), in the GRIN3A gene and 2 GRIN3B gene polymorphisms, 1210 C/T (rs4807399) and 1730 C/T (rs2240158), were studied.
    Upon genotyping of the exonic polymorphism in the GRIN3A gene, the G allele was present at a higher rate than the A allele at position 3723 in AD patients compared with normal groups (p < 0.05). Three haplotypes (designated Ht1-3) were identified from these 2 polymorphisms (3104 G/A and 3723 G/A), and the distribution of Ht2 (AG) differed between AD patients and controls (p < 0.05). Additionally, from the 2 GRIN3B gene variants 1210 C/T and 1730 C/T analyzed, no strong association with AD was observed.
    These observations suggest that the genetic variation of the NR3A, but not NR3B, subunit of the NMDA receptor may be a risk factor for AD pathogenesis among the Taiwanese population.
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