PubMed 18711365

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Automatically associated channels: Cav1.2

Title: Collaborative genome-wide association analysis supports a role for ANK3 and CACNA1C in bipolar disorder.

Authors: Manuel A R Ferreira, Michael C O'Donovan, Yan A Meng, Ian R Jones, Douglas M Ruderfer, Lisa Jones, Jinbo Fan, George Kirov, Roy H Perlis, Elaine K Green, Jordan W Smoller, Detelina Grozeva, Jennifer Stone, Ivan Nikolov, Kimberly Chambert, Marian L Hamshere, Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar, Valentina Moskvina, Michael E Thase, Sian Caesar, Gary S Sachs, Jennifer Franklin, Katherine Gordon-Smith, Kristin G Ardlie, Stacey B Gabriel, Christine Fraser, Brendan Blumenstiel, Matthew Defelice, Gerome Breen, Michael Gill, Derek W Morris, Amanda Elkin, Walter J Muir, Kevin A McGhee, Richard Williamson, Donald J MacIntyre, Alan W MacLean, Clair David St, Michelle Robinson, Margaret Van Beck, Ana C P Pereira, Radhika Kandaswamy, Andrew McQuillin, David A Collier, Nicholas J Bass, Allan H Young, Jacob Lawrence, I Nicol Ferrier, Adebayo Anjorin, Anne Farmer, David Curtis, Edward M Scolnick, Peter McGuffin, Mark J Daly, Aiden P Corvin, Peter A Holmans, Douglas H Blackwood, Hugh M Gurling, Michael J Owen, Shaun M Purcell, Pamela Sklar, Nick Craddock,

Journal, date & volume: Nat. Genet., 2008 Sep , 40, 1056-8

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To identify susceptibility loci for bipolar disorder, we tested 1.8 million variants in 4,387 cases and 6,209 controls and identified a region of strong association (rs10994336, P = 9.1 x 10(-9)) in ANK3 (ankyrin G). We also found further support for the previously reported CACNA1C (alpha 1C subunit of the L-type voltage-gated calcium channel; combined P = 7.0 x 10(-8), rs1006737). Our results suggest that ion channelopathies may be involved in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder.