GIGYF2 Asn56Ser mutation is rare in Chinese Parkinson's disease patients

Neurosci Lett. 2009 Oct 9;463(3):172-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.07.067. Epub 2009 Jul 26.


Grb10-Interacting GYF Protein-2 gene (GIGYF2) has been suggested as a candidate gene for PARK11 locus since seven different GIGYF2 missense mutations were identified in familial Parkinson's disease (PD) patients of European descent. To evaluate the frequency and distribution of GIGYF2 Asn56Ser mutation in Chinese PD patients, we analyzed 469 patients with PD from mainland China, including 36 cases with familial PD and 433 cases with sporadic PD. A total of 451 subjects without neurological disorders from the same region in China were set as a control group. The result showed that the GIGYF2 Asn56Ser mutation was not present in all subjects. Our finding suggests that the GIGYF2 Asn56Ser mutation is rare in Chinese PD patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • China
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mutation
  • Parkinson Disease / genetics*
  • Young Adult


  • Carrier Proteins
  • GIGYF2 protein, human