No pathogenic mutations in the synphilin-1 gene in Parkinson's disease

Rina Bandopadhyay, Rohan De Silva, Naheed Khan, Elizabeth Graham, Jenny Vaughan, Simone Engelender, Christopher Ross, Huw Morris, Christopher Morris, Nicholas W. Wood, Susan Daniel, Andrew Lees

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α-Synuclein is mutated in rare autosomal dominant forms of Parkinson's disease and is a major component of Lewy bodies and neurites. Synphilin-1, a novel protein interacts in vivo and co-localises with α-synuclein in Lewy bodies. We analysed the synphilin-1 gene in familial Parkinson's disease by single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) and automated sequencing but found no coding mutations. However, we identified two novel intronic polymorphisms; an A/T polymorphism in intron 2, resulting in the introduction of an Alu1 site and a second G/T polymorphism in intron 4. We analysed the intron 2 polymorphism for allelic association as it was conducive to rapid screening but observed no changes in frequency between Parkinson's disease cases and controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 13 2001


  • Association study
  • Genetics
  • Intronic
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Polymorphism
  • Synphilin-1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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