Martix metalloproteinase (MMP) -1, -2, -3 and -9 promoter polymorphisms in colorectal cancer
2006 (English)In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, Vol. 26, no 1 B, 791-795 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a group of matrix-degrading proteins implicated in several pathological processes, e.g., invasion and metastasis in malignant diseases such as colorectal cancer (CRC). Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty-seven CRC patients and 208 controls were genotyped for MMP-1, -2, -3 and -9 promoter polymorphisms. The genotyping was performed with PCR/primer-extension/DHPLC or PCR/RFLP. Results: The MMP-1 2G allele was significantly associated with CRC (p=0.037). No significant association between CRC and MMP-2, -3 or -9 polymorphisms was evident. The analysis of polymorphisms in the clinicopathological subgroups displayed no significant associations. Conclusion: The MMP-1 promoter polymorphism seems to affect the susceptibility to CRC, while MMP-2, -3 and -9 polymorphisms appear less likely to have any impact on CRC.
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2006. Vol. 26, no 1 B, 791-795 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37785Local ID: 38605OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-37785DiVA: diva2:258634