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Jin G.,Nanjing Medical University | Huang J.,Berkeley Biotech Inc | Hu Z.,Nanjing Medical University | Dai J.,Nanjing Medical University | And 6 more authors.
Cancer | Year: 2010

Background: One-carbon metabolism plays a critical role in DNA methylation and DNA synthesis. Variants of genes involved in one-carbon metabolism may result in aberrant methylation and/or DNA synthesis inhibition, and ultimately modulate the initiation and progression of tumors. In this study, the authors hypothesized that polymorphisms in one-carbon metabolism-related genes may contribute to the prognosis of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: The authors screened 57 potentially functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 11 candidate genes involved in one-carbon metabolism and genotyped them in a cohort of 568 NSCLC patients by using Illumina Golden Gate platform. The Kaplan-Meier method with log-rank test and Cox proportional hazards model were used for survival analyses. Results: Variant alleles were significantly associated with favorable survivals of NSCLC for MTR rs3768160 A>G (allelic hazards ratio [HR], 0.78; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.62-0.98), MTRR rs2966952 G>A (allelic HR, 0.84; 95% CI, 0.71-0.99) and DHFR rs1650697 G>A (allelic HR, 0.83; 95% CI, 0.70-0.99) and with unfavorable prognosis for MTHFD1 rs1950902 G>A with borderline significance (allelic HR, 1.18; 95% CI, 0.99-1.40). In addition, the combined genotypes of these four SNPs showed a locus-dosage effect on NSCLC survival (Ptrend = 6.9 × 10 -5). In the final multivariate Cox regression model, combined genotypes based on 3 categories may be an independent prognostic factor for NSCLC with adjusted trend HR of 0.78 (95% CI, 0.66-0.92). Conclusion: Genetic variants in one-carbon metabolism pathway may be candidate biomarkers for NSCLC prognosis. Copyright © 2010 American Cancer Society. Source

Zhang M.,Nanjing Medical University | Hu Z.,Nanjing Medical University | Huang J.,Berkeley Biotech Inc | Shu Y.,Nanjing Medical University | And 8 more authors.
Clinical Cancer Research | Year: 2010

Purpose: Disruption of the balance of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and IGF-binding protein 3 (IGFBP3) has been implicated in the etiology and progression of lung and other cancers. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in IGF1 and IGFBP3 have been reported to be associated with the expression of the IGF-I/IGFBP3 axis. Therefore, we hypothesized that SNPs in these two genes were associated with lung cancer survival. Experimental Design: We selected and genotyped 21 tagging and potentially functional SNPs in IGF1 and IGFBP3 by using Illumina Goldengate Genotyping Chip in a case cohort of 568 patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a Chinese population. Log-rank test and Cox proportional hazard models were used for the survival analyses. Results: We found that rs5742714C/G in the 3'-untranslated region of IGF1 was associated significantly with NSCLC survival after adjustment for demographic and clinicopathologic factors, showing an improved median survival time in patients carrying variant CG/GG genotypes [median survival time, 28.5 months for CG/GG and 23.0 for CC; crude hazard ratio (HR), 0.74; 95% confidence interval (95% CI), 0.57-0.95, and adjusted HR, 0.77; 95% CI, 0.60-0.99]. This protective effect was more predominant for patients receiving surgical operation (HR, 0.58; 95% CI, 0.40-0.85; P for heterogeneity test = 0.045), along with a significant multiplicative interaction between variant genotypes and operation status (P = 0.028). Conclusions: Our findings suggest that rs5742714 in IGF1 may be a genetic modifier for NSCLC prognosis in this Chinese population, especially among patients with surgical operation. ©2010 AACR. Source

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