Document Type: Research Articles
Laboratoire De Biotechnologie (MedBiotech), Faculté De Medecine Et De Pharmacie De Rabat, Université Mohamed V De Rabat, Rabat, Maroc, Morocco.
Instituts Des Analyses Génétique De La Gendarmerie Royale De Rabat, Maroc, Morocco.
Biotechnology Laboratory (Medbiotech), Rabat Medical and Pharmacy School, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat, Morroco.
Faculté De Medecine Et De Pharmacie De Rabat, Université Mohamed V Rabat, Rabaat Maroc, Morocco.
Background: LMTK3 and AKT1 each have a role in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms of AKT1 and LMTK3 could lead to more complete and accurate risk estimates for colorectal cancer. Aim: We evaluated the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of AKT1 and LMTK3 and the risk of colorectal cancer in a case-control study in Moroccan population. Methods: Genomic DNA from 70 colorectal cancer patients and 50 healthy control subjects was extracted from whole blood. Genotyping was performed by direct sequencing after polymerase chain reactions for the 7 SNPs (AKT1rs1130214G/T, AKT1rs10138227C/T, AKT1rs3730358C/T, AKT1rs1000559097G/A, AKT1rs2494737A/T, LMTK3rs8108419G/A, and LMTK3rs9989661A/G.). Study subjects provided detailed information during the collection. All P values come from bilateral tests. Results: In the logistic regression analysis, a significantly high risk of colorectal cancer was associated with TC/TT genotypes of rs10138227 with adjusted odds ratio [OR] equal to 2.82 and 95% confidence interval [CI] of 1.15 to 6.91. Conclusion: Our results suggest that the SNP AKT1rs10138227 could affect susceptibility to CRC, probably by modulating the transcriptional activity of AKT1. However, larger independent studies are needed to validate our results.