Image_1_Association Between 12 Polymorphisms of VEGF/Hypoxia/Angiogenesis Pathway Genes and Risk of Urogenital Carcinomas: A Meta-Analysis Based on Case-Control Studies.TIFF (119.94 kB)

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posted on 11.06.2018, 04:22 by Jin-Bo Chen, Meng Zhang, Yu Cui, Pei-Hua Liu, Yan-Wei Qi, Chao Li, Xu Cheng, Wen-Biao Ren, Qia-Qia Li, Long-Fei Liu, Min-Feng Chen, He-Qun Chen, Xiong-Bing Zu

Objective: Previous studies indicated potential associations between polymorphisms in genes of VEGF/hypoxia/angiogenesis pathway and risk of urogenital carcinomas However, the results were controversial and inconclusive. Here, we conducted an in-depth meta-analysis to investigate the precise associations between polymorphisms in VEGF/hypoxia/angiogenesis related genes and risk of urogenital carcinomas.

Methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library to identify all eligible publications. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) corresponding with the 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to evaluate their associations. Subgroup analysis was conducted to further ascertain such relationship and investigate sources of heterogeneity.

Results: In the end, a total of 96 case-control studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria were enrolled for 12 polymorphisms in 4 VEGF/hypoxia/angiogenesis related genes. The pooled results showed eNOS-rs2070744 polymorphism conferred a significantly increased overall risk of urogenital carcinomas in allele, homozygote, and recessive models, respectively. In addition, eNOS-Intron 4a/b VNTR polymorphism was identified related to an increased risk of urogenital carcinomas in recessive model. And VEGF-rs699947 polymorphism was also identified an increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in allelic, heterozygote, dominant, homozygote, and recessive models.

Conclusion: To conclude, eNOS-rs2070744 and eNOS-Intron 4a/b VNTR polymorphisms are risk factors for urogenital carcinomas. VEGF-rs699947 polymorphism was also identified as an increased risk factor for renal carcinoma.

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