Association between functional TERT promoter polymorphism rs2853669 and cervical cancer risk in South Indian women

  • Authors:
    • Vilvanathan Vinothkumar
    • Kanagaraj Arun
    • Ganesan Arunkumar
    • Sundaramoorthy Revathidevi
    • Rajendren Ramani
    • Lakkakula V.K.S. Bhaskar
    • Avaniyapuram Kannan Murugan
    • Arasambattu Kannan Munirajan
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  • Published online on: February 26, 2020     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2020.2003
  • Pages: 485-494
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Abstract

A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2853669 (A>G) in the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter has recently been reported in chr5:1,295,349 T>C (T349C), and was shown to be associated with increased cancer risk and poor survival in a specific population. However, at present, the role of this particular SNP with TERT promoter driver mutations and its genetic association with human papilloma virus (HPV) in patients with cervical cancer has not been determined. In the present study, the genetic association of the functional SNP rs2853669 in the presence/absence of TERT promoter hotspot mutations and HPV in patients with cervical cancer of South Indian origin was evaluated. To understand and compare the frequency of the variant allele and its risk association in different cancer types of various populations, the SNP was genotyped in 257 cervical cancer samples and 295 controls, and its associations with TERT promoter hotspot mutations and HPV were analyzed. Furthermore, an extensive search of previously published articles in PubMed, Embase and Web of Science was conducted; a meta‑analysis was carried out to elucidate the association of the SNP with different cancer types in global populations. The SNP analysis showed significantly high frequency (41%) of homozygous variant allele rs2853669 (GG) in patients with cervical cancer compared with control samples [Recessive allele model odds ratio (OR)=1.71; 95% CI=1.20‑2.43; P=0.003]. No significant interaction was observed between the TERT SNP rs2853669 and HPV status as well as other hotspot TERT promoter (C228T and C250T) mutations determined in our previous study. In addition, the overall meta‑analysis revealed a significant association of the SNP rs2853669 with other cancer types in different ethnic populations (OR=1.09; 95% CI=1.03‑1.16; P=0.004). The present results suggested that the TERT SNP rs2853669 could play an important role in the risk of cervical cancer in a South Indian population.
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Vinothkumar, V., Arun, K., Arunkumar, G., Revathidevi, S., Ramani, R., Bhaskar, L.V. ... Munirajan, A.K. (2020). Association between functional TERT promoter polymorphism rs2853669 and cervical cancer risk in South Indian women. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 12, 485-494. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2020.2003
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Vinothkumar, V., Arun, K., Arunkumar, G., Revathidevi, S., Ramani, R., Bhaskar, L. V., Murugan, A. K., Munirajan, A. K."Association between functional TERT promoter polymorphism rs2853669 and cervical cancer risk in South Indian women". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 12.5 (2020): 485-494.
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Vinothkumar, V., Arun, K., Arunkumar, G., Revathidevi, S., Ramani, R., Bhaskar, L. V., Murugan, A. K., Munirajan, A. K."Association between functional TERT promoter polymorphism rs2853669 and cervical cancer risk in South Indian women". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 12, no. 5 (2020): 485-494. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2020.2003