Genetic Polymorphisms of Apolipoprotein E in Korean Schizophrenic Patients

한국인 정신분열병 환자에서 Apolipoprotein E 유전자의 다형성

  • Cho, Gwang-Hyun (Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Chung, Sang-Geun (Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Hwang, Ik-Keun (Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Chonbuk National University)
  • 조광현 (전북대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실) ;
  • 정상근 (전북대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실) ;
  • 황익근 (전북대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실)
  • Published : 2003.11.30

Abstract

Objectives:Although polymorphisms of apolipoprotein E have been investigated in many neuropsychiatric disorders, results were controversial and even contradictory. The purpose of this study was to investigate the genotypes of apolipoprotein E in schizophrenia and healthy controls, and to compare them in two groups in terms of distribution of apolipoprotein E genotype and allele. Method:Using polymerase chain reaction and amplified refractory mutation system, apolipoprotein E genotypes were identified in 77 schizophrenics and 115 healthy control persons. Results:The results were as follows 1) When genotypes of apolipoprotein E were classified into ${\varepsilon}2/2$, ${\varepsilon}2/3$, ${\varepsilon}2/4$, ${\varepsilon}3/3$, ${\varepsilon}3/4$, ${\varepsilon}4/4$ according to phenotypes, there were no statistical differences in genotypes between two groups 2) In terms of allele frequency, there were also no statistical differences between two groups Conclusion:These results suggest that genotypes and alleles of apolipoprotein E seem to be unrelated to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.