Depression study pinpoints genes that may trigger the condition
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Depression study pinpoints genes that may trigger the condition

Source: The University Of Edinburgh

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Congratulations to CCBS scientists David Howard with Andrew McIntosh and colleagues identified nearly 80 genes which may be involved in depression.

They identified the genes by DNA screening of 300,000 people from UK Biobank.  The research resource containing health and genetic information for half a million people. The team confirmed their findings by examining anonymized data held by the personal genetics and research company 23andMe, used with the donors’ consent.

Some of the pinpointed genes are recognized to be involved in the synapses function.

Depression affects

depression

Depression affects one in five people in the UK every year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Life events – such as trauma or stress – can contribute to its onset, but it is not clear why some people are more likely to develop the condition than others.

 

The Wellcome Trust funded the study as part of Stratifying Resilience and Depression Longitudinally, a £4.7 million project to understand the condition better.

 

Depression is a common and often severe condition that affects millions of people worldwide. These new findings help us better understand the causes of depression and show how the UK Biobank study and big data research has helped advance mental health research.

We hope that the UK’s growing health data research capacity will help us to make major advances in our understanding of depression in coming years.

Professor Andrew McIntoshChair of Biological Psychiatry, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

This study identifies genes that potentially increase our risk of depression, adding to the evidence that it is partly a genetic disorder. The findings also provide new clues to the causes of depression. We hope it will narrow down the search for therapies that could help people living with the condition.

Dr David HowardPostdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and lead author of the study

Related links:

Publication in Nature Communications: Genome-wide association study of depression phenotypes in UK Biobank identifies variants in excitatory synaptic pathways.  doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03819-3Professor Andrew McIntosh profilePsychiatric disorders research –  Centre for Clinical Brain SciencesBiobanking & disease registers research at the Centre for Clinical Brain SciencesComplex trait genetics research –  Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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