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Comprehensive DNA methylation analysis of peripheral blood cells derived from patients with first-episode schizophrenia.
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PMID:  23235336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Epidemiological studies have revealed that schizophrenia is highly heritable. However, genetic studies have not fully elucidated its etiology. Accumulating evidence suggests that epigenetic alterations may provide an additional explanation of its pathophysiology. We investigated the methylation profiles of DNA in peripheral blood cells from 18 patients with first-episode schizophrenia (FESZ) and from 15 normal controls. Schizophrenia patients were confined to those at the stage of first-episode psychosis. We analyzed the DNA methylation status of 27 578 CpG sites by means of the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation27 BeadChip array. Differentially methylated CpG sites, which were particularly abundant within CpG islands, were enriched in genes related to the nuclear lumen, to transcription factor binding, and to nucleotide binding. We also observed differential methylation of the promoters of HTR1E and COMTD1, which are functionally related to genes found to be differentially methylated in schizophrenia patients in previous studies. Our results indicate the site-specific epigenetic alterations in patients with FESZ.Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication, 13 December 2012; doi:10.1038/jhg.2012.140.
Masaki Nishioka; Miki Bundo; Shinsuke Koike; Ryu Takizawa; Chihiro Kakiuchi; Tsuyoshi Araki; Kiyoto Kasai; Kazuya Iwamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human genetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-232X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hum. Genet.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9808008     Medline TA:  J Hum Genet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1] Department of Molecular Psychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan [2] Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
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