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Association Study of MAP3K1 SNPs and Risk Factors with Susceptibility to Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Chinese Population: A Case–Control Study

Authors Yang Y, Zhou Q, Pan H, Wang L, Qian C

Received 8 April 2020

Accepted for publication 4 June 2020

Published 3 July 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 189—197

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PGPM.S256230

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Martin H Bluth


Yiling Yang,1,* Qiang Zhou,2,* Huiwen Pan,2 Liming Wang,1,3 Cheng Qian4

1Department of Oncology, Affiliated People’s Hospital of Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212002, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Affiliated People’s Hospital of Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212002, People’s Republic of China; 3Department of Respiratory, Xuhui Hospital-Affiliated Hospital of Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, People’s Republic of China; 4Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Liming Wang; Cheng Qian Email wanglim1130@126.com; qian.cheng@zs-hospital.sh.cn

Purpose: The aim of this study was to screen the predisposed population and explore possible interactions between genetic polymorphisms and risk factors involved in the tumorigenesis and progression of ESCC (esophageal squamous cell carcinoma), in hope of identifying possible therapeutic targets along the way.
Patients and Methods: Cases (1043) and controls (1315) were enrolled to evaluate the possible association between MAP3K1 SNPs and ESCC risk. Subgroup analyses include MAP3K1 variants, gender, age, smoking and drinking status.
Results: Among all three single locus polymorphisms of MAP3K1, only the heterozygote genotype of rs702689 AG is shown to be associated with increased risk for developing ESCC (OR=1.272, 95% confidence interval=1.061– 1.525, p=0.009). Moreover, stratified analysis results observed altered susceptibility among patients with exposure to risk factors combined with certain genetic variant to ESCC.
Conclusion: This study reveals that MAP3K1 rs702689 AG genotype might facilitate the tumorigenesis in ESCC, particularly among women, patients who were over 63y and those who never drink nor smoke.

Keywords: single nucleotide polymorphism, esophageal cancer

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