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S100A14 rs11548103 G>A polymorphism is associated with a decreased risk of esophageal cancer in a Chinese population

Yang Zhao, Feng Yao, Weifeng Tang, Haiyong Gu _ and Heng Zhao

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Oncotarget. 2017; 8:86917-86923. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.20868

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Yang Zhao1,*, Feng Yao1,*, Weifeng Tang2, Haiyong Gu1 and Heng Zhao1

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Affiliated People’s Hospital of Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China

*Joint first author

Correspondence to:

Haiyong Gu, email: [email protected]

Heng Zhao, email: [email protected]

Keywords: S100A14, polymorphisms, esophageal cancer, molecular epidemiology

Received: December 19, 2016     Accepted: July 30, 2017     Published: September 14, 2017


Objective: In China in 2009, esophageal cancer was the fifth most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the fourth leading cause of malignancy-related death. Accumulating evidence indicates that genetic factors might play an important role in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) carcinogenesis.

Materials and Methods: In total, we recruited 629 ESCC patients and 686 controls. Genetic variations in the S100A14, MLH1, SMAD7 and CCL22/MDC genes were measured using the ligation detection reaction method.

Results: When the S100A14 rs11548103 GG genotype was considered as the reference group, the GA genotype associated with decreased risk of ESCC (GA vs. GG: adjusted OR = 0.73, 95% CI = 0.57–0.93, p = 0.009). In the dominant model, GA/AA variants were associated with a significantly decreased risk of ESCC compared with the GG genotype (GA/AA vs. GG: adjusted OR = 0.76, 95% CI = 0.61–0.95, p = 0.018). Logistic regression analyses showed that the MLH1 rs1800734 C>T, SMAD7 rs12953717 C>T and CCL22/MDC rs4359426C>A polymorphisms were not associated with the risk of ESCC in any of the models tested.

Conclusions: Our findings indicated that, in a Chinese population, rs11548103 might contribute to a decreased risk of ESCC. Further studies are need to confirm these data with results from a lager cohort and different ethnic origins.

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