Genome-wide screening for genetic loci associated with risk of lung adenocarcinoma (ADCA) was carried out in pooled DNA using the Illumina 300K single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)array, in a joint analysis of 2 Italian case–control series matched by age, gender and smoking habit. The rare allele carrier status of 8 SNPs was associated with a decreased lung ADCA risk [odds ratios (OR): 0.6–0.8]. In a polygenic model characterized by additive and interchangeable effects, individuals carrying 2 to 6 rare alleles at these 8 SNPs showed a significant trend toward a decreased risk of lung ADCA (up to OR of 0.3). These results suggest the relevance of a polygenic model in the modulation of individual risk of lung ADCA in the general population.
|Titolo:||A polygenic model with common variants may predict lung adenocarcinoma risk in humans|
|Parole Chiave:||Genetic susceptibility; Genome-wide association; Lung adenocarcinoma; Single-nucleotide polymorphisms; Smoking|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/01 - Statistica Medica|
Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica
|Data di pubblicazione:||15-nov-2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/ijc.23789|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|