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IKBKB rs2272736 is Associated with Gastric Cancer Survival

Authors Gong Y, Zhao W, Jia Q, Dai J, Chen N, Chen Y, Gu D, Huo X, Chen J

Received 30 April 2020

Accepted for publication 20 July 2020

Published 19 August 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 345—352


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Martin Bluth

Yang Gong,1,* Wenjing Zhao,1,* Qiong Jia,1 Jiali Dai,1 Nan Chen,1 Yuetong Chen,1 Dongying Gu,1 Xinying Huo,1 Jinfei Chen1– 3

1Department of Oncology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China; 2Cancer Center, Taikang Xianlin Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China; 3Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Cancer Biomarkers, Prevention and Treatment, Collaborative Innovation Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Jinfei Chen
Department of Oncology, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China
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Background: IKBKB/IKKβ, as the core catalytic subunit of IκB kinase complex, participates in mediation of the classical NF-κB pathway, which has been linked to inflammation and tumorigenesis. Previous studies have shown that single nucleotide polymorphisms in IKBKB have been related to gastric cancer, but how they associate to the clinical outcome is not yet clear. In this study, we retrospectively investigated the associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms located in IKBKB and gastric cancer survival.
Materials and Methods: IKBKB rs2272736 was genotyped in 1210 patients with primary gastric cancer in a Han Chinese population, and the relationships between rs2272736 and overall survival were evaluated. We conducted Cox proportional hazards regression, which was performed to estimate the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms on the overall survival of patients, adjusted for potential confounding variables.
Results: We found that patients with rs2272736 A allele in IKBKB had significantly prolonged overall survival time compared to those with the G allele (HR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.68– 1.00, P = 0.050). In addition, AA genotype was demonstrated to have reduced risk of death for gastric cancer compared with that associated with the GG/GA genotypes, which was more common in patients with cardiac carcinoma, well-differentiated and moderately differentiated tumors, TNM Ⅰ/Ⅱ stages and intestinal type.
Conclusion: Our findings have shown that single nucleotide polymorphism rs2272736 in IKBKB may be a promising prognostic biomarker which should promote personalized treatment.

Keywords: gastric cancer, IKBKB, single nucleotide polymorphisms, survival

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