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Association of TNF-α-308 and -238 polymorphisms with risk of cervical cancer: a meta-analysis


Pan, F and Tian, J and Ji, CS and He, YF and Han, XH and Wang, Y and Du, JP and Jiang, FS and Zhang, Y and Pan, YY and Hu, B, Association of TNF-α-308 and -238 polymorphisms with risk of cervical cancer: a meta-analysis, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 13, (11) pp. 5777-5783. ISSN 1513-7368 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.7314/APJCP.2012.13.11.5777


Published data on the associations between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) promoter -308G>A and -238G>A polymorphisms and cervical cancer risk are inconclusive. To derive a more precise estimation of the relationship, a meta-analysis was performed. Data were collected from MEDLINE and PubMed databases. Crude odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated in a fixed/random effect model. 13 separate studies including 3294 cases and 3468 controls were involved in the meta-analysis. We found no association between TNF-a-308G>A polymorphism and cervical cancer in overall population. In subgroup analysis, significantly elevated risks were found in Caucasian population (A vs. G: OR = 1.43, 95% CI = 1.00- 2.03; AA vs. GG: OR = 2.09, 95% CI = 1.34-3.25; Recessive model: OR = 2.09, 95% CI = 1.35- 3.25) and African population (GA vs. GG: OR = 1.53, 95% CI = 1.02-2.30). An association of TNF-a-238G>A polymorphism with cervical cancer was found (A vs. G: OR = 0.61, 95% CI = 0.47-0.78; GA vs. GG: OR = 0.59, 95% CI = 0.45-0.77; Dominant model: OR = 0.59, 95% CI = 0.46-0.77). When stratified by ethnicity, similar association was observed in Caucasian population (A vs. G: OR = 0.62, 95% CI = 0.46-0.84; GA vs. GG: OR = 0.59, 95% CI = 0.43-0.82; Dominant model: OR = 0.60, 95% CI = 0.44-0.83). In summary, this meta-analysis suggests that TNF-a-238A allele significantly decreased the cervical cancer risk, and the TNF-a-308G>A polymorphism is associated with the susceptibility to cervical cancer in Caucasian and African population.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Cervical cancer, genetic polymorphisms, TNF-α - susceptibility, meta-analysis
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and carcinogenesis
Research Field:Cancer cell biology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Pan, F (Dr Feng Pan)
UTAS Author:Tian, J (Dr Jing Tian)
ID Code:117558
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-06-20
Last Modified:2020-03-25

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