[Human chromosome 8p11 (CHRNB3-CHRNA6) region gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to lung cancer in Chinese Han population].
To investigate the association between chromosome 8p11 (CHRNB3-CHRNA6) polymorphisms and lung cancer susceptibility in Chinese Han population, we genotyped 6 tag SNPs variants of this region among 784 patients with lung cancer and 782 age- and sex-matched cancer-free control participants to screen for any risk-associated SNPs. The results revealed that rs16891561 TT genotype had a protective effect against lung cancer in people over 60 years old (adjusted OR=0.42, 95% CI=0.20-0.88; P=0.022), female groups (adjusted OR=0.34, 95% CI=0.13-0.87; P=0.025), and non-smoking people (adjusted OR=0.32, 95% CI=0.13-079; P=0.013). Additionally, rs4236926 TT genotype had a protective effect against lung cancer in people over 60 years old (adjusted OR=0.48, 95% CI=0.23-0.99; P=0.048) and non-smoking people (adjusted OR=0.32, 95% CI=0.13-0.80; P=0.014). According to pathological type of lung cancer, these two SNPs were associated with adenocarcinomas susceptibility. As to cumulative effect of rs4236926 and rs16891561, in non-smokers strata, lung cancer risk was significantly reduced in those who had 3-4 mutant alleles (adjusted OR=0.29, 95% CI=0.11-0.71; P=0.007). Furthermore, people containing 3-4 mutant alleles had lower level of smoking doses (mean pack-year=13.2) compared with others. In conclusion, 8p11 (CHRNB3-CHRNA6) polymorphisms are related to smoking behavior and lung cancer susceptibility in Chinese Han population.
Zhang, X-B; Zhao, Z-H; Chen, H-Y; Wang, J-C; Qian, J; Yang, Y-J; Wei, Q-Y; Huang, J; Lu, D-R
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