Document Type: Research Articles
Hematology Unit, Department of Clinical Pathology, Mansoura University, Egypt.
Department of Pediatric, Mansoura University, Egypt.
Background: Cyclin D1 (CCND1) regulates cell cycle progression during the late G1 and S phase and takes part in methotrexate metabolism. It was hypothesized that CCND1 gene polymorphism affects acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) development, prognosis and may relate to methotrexate cytotoxicity. Subjects and methods: This study included 50 ALL patients and 50 healthy controls, CCND1 G870A polymorphism was studied in all items using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and evaluated methotrexate cytotoxicity for ALL patients using liver function tests before and after methotrexate treatment. We followed up patients for one year to determine disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) and its relation to the CCND1 genotype. Results: We found that AA genotype and A allele have a higher risk of developing ALL compared to the control group. Additionally, we found no notable association between CCND1 variant and methotrexate cytotoxicity and no role of CCND1 polymorphism in ALL prognosis. Conclusion: Our results suggested that CCND1 G870A polymorphism is associated with a high risk of ALL development. However, it has no role in ALL prognosis or methotrexate cytotoxicity.