Jens Christian Jensenius

Bipolar and panic disorders may be associated with hereditary defects in the innate immune system

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Bipolar and panic disorders may be associated with hereditary defects in the innate immune system. / Foldager, Leslie; Köhler, Karl Ole; Steffensen, Rudi Nora; Thiel, Steffen; Kristensen, Ann Suhl; Jensenius, Jens Christian; Mors, Ole.

In: Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. 164, 01.08.2014, p. 148-154.

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title = "Bipolar and panic disorders may be associated with hereditary defects in the innate immune system",
abstract = "Background: Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2) represent important arms of the innate immune system, and different deficiencies may result in infections or autoimmune diseases. Both bipolar and panic disorders are associated with increased inflammatory response, infections and mutual comorbidity. However, associations with MBL, MASP-2 or the gene, MBL2, coding for MBL, have not been investigated thoroughly. Methods: 100 patients with bipolar disorder, 100 with panic disorder and 349 controls were included. Serum concentrations of MBL and MASP-2 were measured and seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influencing these concentrations were genotyped. Disease association with genetic markers and serum levels were investigated. Results: In panic disorder, we observed a large proportion (30%) of MBL deficient (<100 ng/ml) individuals and significantly lower levels of MBL and MASP-2 plus association with the MBL2 YA two-marker haplotype. Bipolar disorder was associated with the MBL2 LXPA haplotype and lower MASP-2 levels. Limitations: No information on course or severity of disorders was included, and only MBL and MASP-2 were measured, excluding other components from the complement pathway. Restrictions defined by ethnical committees preclude information of control{\textquoteright}s ethnic origin. Conclusions: Significant differences in MBL and MASP-2 concentrations were observed between cohorts, especially an intriguing finding associating panic disorder with MBL deficiency. These differences could not be fully explained by allele or haplotype frequency variations. Since MBL deficiency is highly heterogeneous and associated with both infectious and autoimmune states, more research is needed to identify which complement pathway components could be associated with bipolar respectively panic disorder.",
author = "Leslie Foldager and K{\"o}hler, {Karl Ole} and Steffensen, {Rudi Nora} and Steffen Thiel and Kristensen, {Ann Suhl} and Jensenius, {Jens Christian} and Ole Mors",
year = "2014",
month = aug,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.017",
language = "English",
volume = "164",
pages = "148--154",
journal = "Journal of Affective Disorders",
issn = "0165-0327",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

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T1 - Bipolar and panic disorders may be associated with hereditary defects in the innate immune system

AU - Foldager, Leslie

AU - Köhler, Karl Ole

AU - Steffensen, Rudi Nora

AU - Thiel, Steffen

AU - Kristensen, Ann Suhl

AU - Jensenius, Jens Christian

AU - Mors, Ole

PY - 2014/8/1

Y1 - 2014/8/1

N2 - Background: Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2) represent important arms of the innate immune system, and different deficiencies may result in infections or autoimmune diseases. Both bipolar and panic disorders are associated with increased inflammatory response, infections and mutual comorbidity. However, associations with MBL, MASP-2 or the gene, MBL2, coding for MBL, have not been investigated thoroughly. Methods: 100 patients with bipolar disorder, 100 with panic disorder and 349 controls were included. Serum concentrations of MBL and MASP-2 were measured and seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influencing these concentrations were genotyped. Disease association with genetic markers and serum levels were investigated. Results: In panic disorder, we observed a large proportion (30%) of MBL deficient (<100 ng/ml) individuals and significantly lower levels of MBL and MASP-2 plus association with the MBL2 YA two-marker haplotype. Bipolar disorder was associated with the MBL2 LXPA haplotype and lower MASP-2 levels. Limitations: No information on course or severity of disorders was included, and only MBL and MASP-2 were measured, excluding other components from the complement pathway. Restrictions defined by ethnical committees preclude information of control’s ethnic origin. Conclusions: Significant differences in MBL and MASP-2 concentrations were observed between cohorts, especially an intriguing finding associating panic disorder with MBL deficiency. These differences could not be fully explained by allele or haplotype frequency variations. Since MBL deficiency is highly heterogeneous and associated with both infectious and autoimmune states, more research is needed to identify which complement pathway components could be associated with bipolar respectively panic disorder.

AB - Background: Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2) represent important arms of the innate immune system, and different deficiencies may result in infections or autoimmune diseases. Both bipolar and panic disorders are associated with increased inflammatory response, infections and mutual comorbidity. However, associations with MBL, MASP-2 or the gene, MBL2, coding for MBL, have not been investigated thoroughly. Methods: 100 patients with bipolar disorder, 100 with panic disorder and 349 controls were included. Serum concentrations of MBL and MASP-2 were measured and seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influencing these concentrations were genotyped. Disease association with genetic markers and serum levels were investigated. Results: In panic disorder, we observed a large proportion (30%) of MBL deficient (<100 ng/ml) individuals and significantly lower levels of MBL and MASP-2 plus association with the MBL2 YA two-marker haplotype. Bipolar disorder was associated with the MBL2 LXPA haplotype and lower MASP-2 levels. Limitations: No information on course or severity of disorders was included, and only MBL and MASP-2 were measured, excluding other components from the complement pathway. Restrictions defined by ethnical committees preclude information of control’s ethnic origin. Conclusions: Significant differences in MBL and MASP-2 concentrations were observed between cohorts, especially an intriguing finding associating panic disorder with MBL deficiency. These differences could not be fully explained by allele or haplotype frequency variations. Since MBL deficiency is highly heterogeneous and associated with both infectious and autoimmune states, more research is needed to identify which complement pathway components could be associated with bipolar respectively panic disorder.

U2 - 10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.017

DO - 10.1016/j.jad.2014.04.017

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 24856568

VL - 164

SP - 148

EP - 154

JO - Journal of Affective Disorders

JF - Journal of Affective Disorders

SN - 0165-0327

ER -