Association studies of OGG1, XRCC1, XRCC2 and XRCC3 polymorphisms with differentiated thyroid cancer

Wilser Andrés García-Quispes, Giselle Pérez-Machado, Abdelmounaim Akdi, Susana Pastor, Pere Galofré, Fina Biarnés, Joan Castell, Antonia Velázquez, Ricard Marcos

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The role of the DNA repair genes OGG1, XRCC1, XRCC2 and XRCC3 on differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) susceptibility was examined in 881 individuals (402 DTC and 479 controls). DNA repair genes were proposed as candidate genes, since the current data indicate that exposure to ionizing radiation is the only established factor in the development of thyroid cancer, especially when it occurs in early stages of life. We have genotyped DNA repair genes involved in base excision repair (BER) (OGG1, Ser326Cys; XRCC1, Arg280His and Arg399Gln), and homologous recombination repair (HRR) (XRCC2, Arg188His and XRCC3, ISV-14G). Genotyping was carried out using the iPLEX (Sequenom) technique. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed in a case-control study design. From all the studied polymorphism, only a positive association (OR = 1.58, 95% CI 1.05-2.46, P= 0.027) was obtained for XRCC1 (Arg280His). No associations were observed for the other polymorphisms. No effects of the histopathological type of tumor were found when the DTC patients were stratified according to the type of tumor. It must be emphasized that this study include the greater patients group, among the few studies carried out until now determining the role of DNA repair genes in thyroid cancer susceptibility. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
JournalMutation Research
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2011


  • Genetic polymorphisms
  • OGG1
  • Thyroid cancer
  • XRCC1
  • XRCC2
  • XRCC3


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