Genome-wide association studies have found that rs12966547 polymorphism was associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia in European populations. Recent studies showed that a genetic overlap may exist in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Here, we analyzed the associations between LOC105372125 rs12966547 polymorphism and schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in the Han Chinese population.
Our study recruited 548 schizophrenia patients, 512 bipolar disorder patients, and 598 healthy controls. Genotyping of rs12966547 were performed using the Sequenom MassARRAY platform.
A significant association between rs12966547 polymorphism and susceptibility to bipolar disorder was observed after adjusting for sex and age (additive model: Padj = 0.040, recessive model: Padj = 0.044). However, no significant association was found between rs12966547 polymorphism and schizophrenia risk (all P > 0.05). In the analysis of gender, rs12966547 polymorphism was significantly associated with bipolar disorder (additive model: Padj = 0.027) and schizophrenia (dominant model: Padj = 0.039) in women. However, no significant association was found between rs12966547 polymorphism and the risk of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia in men (all Padj > 0.05).
Polymorphism of rs12966547 on the long noncoding RNA LOC10537215 are a shared genetic variant of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Han Chinese women.