Back to Journals » Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology » Volume 13

Association of XRCC1, XRCC2 and XRCC3 Gene Polymorphism with Esophageal Cancer Risk

Authors Kaur J, Sambyal V, Guleria K, Singh NR, Uppal MS, Manjari M, Sudan M

Received 8 October 2019

Accepted for publication 4 February 2020

Published 16 March 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 73—86


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Wing-Kin Syn

Jagjeet Kaur, 1 Vasudha Sambyal, 1 Kamlesh Guleria, 1 Neeti Rajan Singh, 2 Manjit Singh Uppal, 2 Mridu Manjari, 3 Meena Sudan 4

1Human Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Human Genetics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India; 2Department of Surgery; 3Department of Pathology; 4Department of Radiotherapy, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence: Vasudha Sambyal
Department of Human Genetics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143001, Punjab, India
Tel +911832258803-09 ext 3448

Aim: The X-ray repair cross-complementing (XRCC) gene polymorphisms influence esophageal carcinogenesis by altering the DNA repair capacity. The present study was designed to screen five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of XRCC genes for their susceptibility to esophageal cancer (EC) risk. There is no previous report on these polymorphisms for EC from India, where EC frequency is high.
Methods: The present study included 497 subjects (213 EC patients and 284 healthy controls). The polymorphisms were screened using the PCR-RFLP method and allele and genotype distribution were compared using chi-square test. Association analysis was done by haplotype analysis and linkage disequilibrium (LD) analysis. Gene–gene interactions were identified using multifactor dimensionality reduction (MDR). The risk was calculated using binary logistic regression.
Results: For XRCC1 p.Arg399Gln, a decreased risk for EC was associated with the AA genotype [OR (95% CI):  0.53 (0.3– 0.95), p=0.03] even after adjusting for various covariates [OR (95% CI):  0.49 (0.26– 0.9), p=0.024] and with the recessive model [OR (95% CI): 0.49 (0.27– 0.8), p=0.016]. The GA genotype of p.Arg280His was associated with an increased risk for EC [OR (95% CI): 1.7 (1.0– 2.82), p= 0.045] after adjustments. The two XRCC1 polymorphisms, p.Arg399Gln and p.Arg194Trp were in slight LD among EC patients (D̍́=0.845, r 2=0.042). XRCC2 and XRCC3 polymorphisms were not associated with EC risk.
Conclusion: XRCC1 p.Arg399Gln plays a protective role in the development of the EC. The study is the first report from India, providing baseline data about genetic polymorphisms in DNA repair genes XRCC1, XRCC2 and XRCC3 modulating overall EC risk.

Keywords: XRCC1, XRCC2, XRCC3, polymorphisms, esophageal cancer

Creative Commons License This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. For permission for commercial use of this work, please see paragraphs 4.2 and 5 of our Terms.

Download Article [PDF]  View Full Text [HTML][Machine readable]