Polymorphisms in genes encoding P450 cytochrome enzymes may increase the risk of sporadic colorectal cancer (SCRC). Here we investigated the association between SCRC and CYP2E1 (PstI) and CYP1A1 (MspI) polymorphisms in a case-control study. Moreover, we sought to determine any possible associations between this disease and the sociodemographic factors.
This study investigated the effects of stable transfection of the exogenous wild-type DCC gene on growth of the human colorectal carcinoma cell line SW1116 in vitro. The DCC gene was amplified from normal human colon tissue by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and used to construct a recombinant expression plasmid, pcDNA3.1(+)-DCC. DCC-negative SW1116 cells were transfected with pcDNA3.1(+)-DCC. Cell viability was tested by the methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay.