Research Article

Analyzing the association between XRCC1 c.1804C>A genetic variant and lung cancer susceptibility in the Chinese population

Published: June 10, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2): gmr4661 DOI: 10.4238/gmr.15024661

Abstract

Lung cancer is the most common cancer occurring worldwide. The human X-ray repair complementing group 1 (XRCC1) gene is one of the most important candidate genes that influence the susceptibility to lung cancer. The objective of this study was to analyze the potential association between the c.1804C>A genetic variant of XRCC1 and lung cancer susceptibility. A total of 703 subjects were recruited for this study. Genotyping of c.1804C>A genetic variant was performed using the created restriction site-polymerase chain reaction. Statistically significant differences in allele frequencies and genotype were found between lung cancer patients and cancer-free controls. The genotype AA was statistically associated with the increased risk of lung cancer when compared to the wild genotype, CC, and the carrier genotype, CA/CC (AA vs CC: OR = 2.71, 95%CI = 1.57-4.67, P vs CA/CC: OR = 2.54, 95%CI = 1.50-4.29, P vs C: OR = 1.47, 95%CI = 1.17-1.84, P = 0.001). Our data indicates that the c.1804C>A genetic variant of XRCC1 is statistically associated with the susceptibility to lung cancer in the Chinese population.

Lung cancer is the most common cancer occurring worldwide. The human X-ray repair complementing group 1 (XRCC1) gene is one of the most important candidate genes that influence the susceptibility to lung cancer. The objective of this study was to analyze the potential association between the c.1804C>A genetic variant of XRCC1 and lung cancer susceptibility. A total of 703 subjects were recruited for this study. Genotyping of c.1804C>A genetic variant was performed using the created restriction site-polymerase chain reaction. Statistically significant differences in allele frequencies and genotype were found between lung cancer patients and cancer-free controls. The genotype AA was statistically associated with the increased risk of lung cancer when compared to the wild genotype, CC, and the carrier genotype, CA/CC (AA vs CC: OR = 2.71, 95%CI = 1.57-4.67, P vs CA/CC: OR = 2.54, 95%CI = 1.50-4.29, P vs C: OR = 1.47, 95%CI = 1.17-1.84, P = 0.001). Our data indicates that the c.1804C>A genetic variant of XRCC1 is statistically associated with the susceptibility to lung cancer in the Chinese population.