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XPG gene polymorphisms and cancer susceptibility: evidence from 47 studies

Jiawen Huang, Xiaoqi Liu, Ling-Ling Tang, Jian-Ting Long, Jinhong Zhu, Rui-Xi Hua and Jufeng Li _

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Oncotarget. 2017; 8:37263-37277. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.16146

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Jiawen Huang1, Xiaoqi Liu2, Ling-Ling Tang3, Jian-Ting Long4, Jinhong Zhu5, Rui-Xi Hua4 and Jufeng Li1

1Department of Pharmacy, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong, China

2Department of Pharmacy, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong, China

3School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, Guangdong, China

4Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong, China

5Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital, Harbin 150040, Heilongjiang, China

Correspondence to:

Jufeng Li, email: [email protected]

Keywords: XPG, polymorphism, cancer, meta-analysis

Received: January 09, 2017    Accepted: February 15, 2017    Published: March 13, 2017


Xeroderma pigmentosum group G (XPG) is a single-strand-specific DNA endonuclease that functions in the nucleotide excision repair pathway. Genetic variations in XPG gene can alter the DNA repair capacity of this enzyme. We evaluated the associations between six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in XPG (rs1047768 T>C, rs2296147 T>C, rs2227869 G>C, rs2094258 C>T, rs751402 C>T, and rs873601 G>A) and cancer risk. Forty-seven studies were identified in searches of the PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and WanFang databases. Crude odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using a fixed or random effects model. We found that rs873601 G>A was associated with an increased overall cancer risk (AA vs. GG: OR = 1.14, 95% CI = 1.06–1.24; GA/AA vs. GG: OR = 1.08, 95% CI = 1.02–1.15; A vs. G: OR = 1.06, 95% CI = 1.02–1.10). In a stratified analysis, rs1047768 T>C was associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, rs2227869 G>C was associated with a decreased risk of cancer in population-based studies, and rs751402 C>T and rs873601 G>A were associated with the risk of gastric cancer. Our data indicate that rs873601 G>A is associated with cancer susceptibility.

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