Document Type: Research Articles
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Chulabhorn International College of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand.
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Objective: This study aimed to explore whether VDR polymorphisms (Fok1, Apa1 and Taq1) are associated to the cervical cancer in Thai population. Materials and methods: Subjects of 204 cervical cancer patient and 204 age-matched healthy control were enrolled in the case-control study. VDR polymorphisms were detected by using real-time PCR. Haplotype analysis of three loci was applied to the obtained genotypes. Results: Significantly increased risk for cervical cancer was observed in carriers of TT genotype (p = 0.0388) and T allele (p = 0.0357) of Fok1 and TC genotype (p = 0.0001), CC genotype (p = 0.0160) and the C allele of Taq1 (p = 0.0001). Haplotype analyses revealed a significant correlation between C-T-C, T-G-C and T-T-C haplotypes and elevated risk for cervical cancer (OR = 2.06; 95%CI = 1.06-4.00; p = 0.0313, OR = 2.15; 95%CI = 1.22-3.80; p = 0.0078 and OR = 2.81; 95%CI = 1.53-5.16; p = 0.0006, respectively). Furthermore, haplotype carrying C allele of Taq1 (C-G-C + C-T-C + T-G-C + T-T-C) significantly increased cervical cancer risk with OR of 1.92 (95%CI = 1.32-2.79, p = 0.0006). Conclusion: Our finding revealed an association between VDR polymorphisms and cervical cancer risk. Taq1 C allele might be a molecular marker for cervical cancer development.