Hori Hikaru
   Department   School of Medicine  Psychiatry, Clinical Medical Sciences
   Position  
Article types journal article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title PCLO rs2522833-mediated gray matter volume reduction in patients with drug-naive, first-episode major depressive disorder.
Journal Formal name:Translational psychiatry
Abbreviation:Transl Psychiatry
ISSN code:21583188/21583188
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 7(5),e1140頁
Author and coauthor Igata R, Katsuki A, Kakeda S, Watanabe K, Igata N, Hori H, Konishi Y, Atake K, Kawasaki Y, Korogi Y, Yoshimura R
Publication date 2017/05
Summary Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been linked to differences in the volume of certain areas of the brain and to variants in the piccolo presynaptic cytomatrix protein (PCLO), but the relationship between PCLO and brain morphology has not been studied. A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in PCLO, rs2522833, is thought to affect protein stability and the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. We investigated the relationship between cortical volume and this SNP in first-episode, drug-naive patients with MDD or healthy control subjects. Seventy-eight participants, including 30 patients with MDD and 48 healthy control subjects, were recruited via interview. PCLO rs2522833 genotyping and plasma cortisol assays were performed, and gray matter volume was estimated using structural magnetic resonance images. Among the individuals carrying the C-allele of PCLO rs2522833, the volume of the left temporal pole was significantly smaller in those with MDD than in healthy controls (family-wise error-corrected, P=0.003). No differences were detected in other brain regions. In addition, the C-carriers showed a larger volume reduction in the left temporal pole than those in the individuals with A/A genotype (P=0.0099). Plasma cortisol levels were significantly higher in MDD-affected C-carriers than in the healthy control C-carriers (12.76±6.10 vs 9.31±3.60 nm, P=0.045). We conclude that PCLO SNP rs2522833 is associated with a gray matter volume reduction in the left temporal pole in drug-naive, first-episode patients with MDD carrying the C-allele.
DOI 10.1038/tp.2017.100
PMID 28556829