BACKGROUND: Rare variants in the low-density lipoprotein receptor related protein 10 gene (LRP10) have recently been implicated in the etiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
OBJECTIVE: We searched for LRP10 variants in a new series of brain donors with dementia and Lewy pathology (LP) at autopsy, or dementia and parkinsonism without LP but with various other neurodegenerative pathologies.
METHODS: Sanger sequencing of LRP10 was performed in 233 donors collected by the Netherlands Brain Bank.
RESULTS: Rare, possibly pathogenic heterozygous LRP10 variants were present in three patients: p.Gly453Serin a patient with mixed Alzheimer's disease (AD)/Lewy body disease (LBD), p.Arg151Cys in a DLB patient, and p.Gly326Asp in an AD patient without LP. All three patients had a positive family history for dementia or PD.
CONCLUSION: Rare LRP10 variants are present in some patients with dementia and different brain pathologies including DLB, mixed AD/LBD, and AD. These findings suggest a role for LRP10 across a broad neurodegenerative spectrum.