No association between the polymorphisms in CDX2 coding regions and colorectal cancer in Chinese
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CDX2 has been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate whether genetic variants in CDX2 contributed to the development and progression of colorectal cancer in a Chinese population. We detected the polymorphisms in the CDX2 coding regions in 126 patients with colorectal cancer and matched tumor-free subjects by PCR-based DHPLC. The correlation between the genotypes and clinicopathological parameters among colorectal cancer cases was also investigated. Three SNPs were identified in the coding region of the CDX2 gene. Neither the genotype frequencies nor allele frequencies of CDX2 polymorphisms showed significant difference from those in healthy controls. There were also no significant association between genotypes and clinicopathological features. When we examined the linkage disequilibrium between three SNPs using expectation-maximization algorithm, we found that there is strong linkage disequilibrium among these SNPs, but no significant difference was found in haplotypes distribution. Our present data suggest that the CDX2 polymorphisms may not be used as a useful marker to predicate susceptibility of colorectal cancer in Chinese.
KeywordsCDX2 Colorectal cancer Polymorphism
This work was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC: 30801326) and Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province (Y206084) and Research Foundation of Education Bureau of Zhejiang Province (20061412).