Background: The p53-binding protein 1 (TP53BP1) gene may be involved in the development of cancer throughdisrupting DNA repair. However, investigation of associations between TP53BP1 rs2602141 A/C polymorphismand cancer have yielded contradictory and inconclusive outcomes. We therefore performed a meta-analysis toevaluate the association between the TP53BP1 rs2602141 A/C polymorphism and cancer susceptibility. Materialsand
Methods: Published literature from PubMed, Medline, the Cochrane Library, EMbase, Web of Science,Google (scholar), CBMDisc, Chongqing VIP database, and CNKI database were retrieved. Pooled odds ratios(ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using fixed or random-effects models. Publicationbias was estimated using funnel plots, Begg’s and Egger’s test.
Results: A total of seven studies (3,018 casesand 5,548 controls) were included in the meta-analysis. Our results showed that the genotype distribution ofTP53BP1 rs2602141 A/C was not associated with cancer risk overall. However, on subgroup analysis, we foundthat TP53BP1 rs2602141 A/C was associated with cancer risk within an allele model (A vs C, OR=1.14, 95%CI:1.01-1.29) and a codominant model (AA vs CC, OR=1.36, 95%CI: 1.06-1.74) in Asians rather than in Caucasians.Subgroup analysis by cancer type, genotype, and with or without adjustment for controls showed no significantassociation.
Conclusions: The findings suggested an association between rs2602141 A/C polymorphism in TP53BP1gene and increased risk of cancer in Asians.