Methods Mol Biol. 2019;2044:365-376. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9706-0_24.
Trait Loci Mapping and CSF Proteome.
Recent advance in high-throughput proteome analysis has enabled genome-wide and proteome-wide analyses of associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms and protein expression levels. Protein quantitative trait locus (pQTL) studies using cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and DNA samples may provide valuable insights into the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms regulating protein expression in the central nervous system. In this chapter, we describe a step-by-step procedures of CSF collection and pQTL analysis, by using PLINK and R software.