Objective: To determine whether common variants in familial cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) genes confer risk of sporadic cerebral SVD. Methods: We meta-analyzed genotype data from individuals of European ancestry to determine associations of common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 6 familial cerebral SVD genes (COL4A1, COL4A2, NOTCH3, HTRA1, TREX1, and CECR1) with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) (deep, lobar, all; 1,878 cases, 2,830 controls) and ischemic stroke (IS) (lacunar, cardioembolic, large vessel disease, all; 19,569 cases, 37,853 controls). We applied data quality filters and set statistical significance thresholds accounting for linkage disequilibrium and multiple testing. Results: A locus in COL4A2 was associated (significance threshold p , 3.5 3 1024) with both lacunar IS (lead SNP rs9515201: odds ratio [OR] 1.17, 95%confidence interval [CI] 1.11-1.24, p 56.62 31028) and deep ICH (lead SNP rs4771674: OR 1.28, 95%CI 1.13-1.44, p 55.76 3 1025). A SNP in HTRA1 was associated (significance threshold p , 5.5 3 1024) with lacunar IS (rs79043147: OR 1.23, 95%CI 1.10-1.37, p 5 1.90 3 1024) and less robustly with deep ICH. There was no clear evidence for association of common variants in either COL4A2 or HTRA1 with non-SVD strokes or in any of the other genes with any stroke phenotype.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology