Identifying SNP targeted pathways in partial epilepsies with genome-wide association study data

Bakir-Gungor B. , BAYKAN B., Iseri S. U. , Tuncer F. N. , Sezerman O. U.

EPILEPSY RESEARCH, vol.105, pp.92-102, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2013.02.008
  • Title of Journal : EPILEPSY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-102


Purpose: In a recent genome-wide association study for partial epilepsies in the European population, a common genetic variation has been reported to affect partial epilepsy only modestly. However, in complex diseases such as partial epilepsy, multiple factors (e.g. single nucleotide polymorphisms, microRNAs, metabolic and epigenetic factors) may target different sets of genes in the same pathway, affecting its function and thus causing the disease development. In this regard, we hypothesize that the pathways are critical for elucidating the mechanisms underlying partial epilepsy.