Two recent studies have reported the association of rs75932628-T in the TREM2 gene with the risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Rs75932628-T is a rare nonsynonymous variant (p.R47H) that confers a high risk of AD with an effect size similar to that of the APOE e{open}4 allele. However, this association has not been replicated in any independent studies to date. The allelic frequency of rs75932628 varies according to the population from 0.02% to 0.63% among healthy controls. In an attempt to replicate the association between rs75932628-T and AD risk, we genotyped rs75932628 in a cohort of 504 AD subjects and 550 healthy controls from a Spanish population. Rs75932628-T showed a minor allele frequency of 0.3% among this cohort. Interestingly, in our study, rs75932628-T was found exclusively in 1.4% of AD cases (7/504), including 4 early-onset AD cases, and in none of the controls (n = 0/550). Here, we report the first positive replication study in a Spanish population and confirm that TREM2 rs75932628-T is associated with the risk for AD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1711.e15-1711.e17
JournalNeurobiology of Aging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Alzheimer
  • Association
  • Replication
  • Rs75932628
  • Spanish
  • TREM2


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