A large-scale integrative analysis of GWAS and common meQTLs across whole life course identifies genes, pathways and tissue/cell types for three major psychiatric disorders

Yan Zhao, Xiao Liang, Feng Zhu, Yan Wen, Jiawen Xu, Jian Yang, Miao Ding, Bolun Cheng, Mei Ma, Lu Zhang, Shiqiang Cheng, Cuiyan Wu (+5 others)
2018 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews  
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder (BP) and schizophrenia (SCZ) are complex psychiatric disorders. We conducted a large-scale integrative analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and life course consistent methylation quantitative trait loci (meQTLs) datasets. The GWAS data of ADHD (including 20,183 cases and 35,191 controls), BP (including 7481 cases and 9250 controls) and SCZ (including 36,989 cases and 113,075 controls) were derived from published
more » ... . Life course consistent meQTLs dataset was obtained from a longitudinal meQTLs analysis of 1018 mother-child pairs. Gene prioritization, pathway and tissue/cell type enrichment analysis were conducted by DEPICT. We identified multiple genes and pathways with common or disease specific effects, such as NISCH (P = 9.87 × 10 −3 for BP and 2.49 × 10 −6 for SCZ), ST3GAL3 (P = 1.19 × 10 −2 for ADHD), and KEGG_MAPK_SIGNALING_PATHWAY (P = 1.56 × 10 −3 for ADHD, P = 4.71 × 10 −2 for BP, P = 4.60 × 10 −4 for SCZ). Our study provides novel clues for understanding the genetic mechanism of ADHD, BP and SCZ.
doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.10.005 fatcat:vucfwyohbjdtjmkxs62db7taw4