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Int J Cancer ; 2018 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30303537

RESUMO

Pathogenic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 only explain the underlying genetic cause of about 10% of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer families. Because of cost-effectiveness, multigene panel testing is often performed even if the clinical utility of testing most of the genes remains questionable. The purpose of our study was to assess the contribution of rare, deleterious-predicted variants in DNA repair genes in familial breast cancer (BC) in a well-characterized and homogeneous population. We analyzed 113 DNA repair genes selected from either an exome sequencing or a candidate gene approach in the GENESIS study, which includes familial BC cases with no BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation and having a sister with BC (N = 1,207), and general population controls (N = 1,199). Sequencing data were filtered for rare loss-of-function variants (LoF) and likely deleterious missense variants (MV). We confirmed associations between LoF and MV in PALB2, ATM and CHEK2 and BC occurrence. We also identified for the first time associations between FANCI, MAST1, POLH and RTEL1 and BC susceptibility. Unlike other associated genes, carriers of an ATM LoF had a significantly higher risk of developing BC than carriers of an ATM MV (ORLoF = 17.4 vs. ORMV = 1.6; p Het = 0.002). Hence, our approach allowed us to specify BC relative risks associated with deleterious-predicted variants in PALB2, ATM and CHEK2 and to add MAST1, POLH, RTEL1 and FANCI to the list of DNA repair genes possibly involved in BC susceptibility. We also highlight that different types of variants within the same gene can lead to different risk estimates.

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Nat Genet ; 49(12): 1767-1778, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29058716

RESUMO

Most common breast cancer susceptibility variants have been identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of predominantly estrogen receptor (ER)-positive disease. We conducted a GWAS using 21,468 ER-negative cases and 100,594 controls combined with 18,908 BRCA1 mutation carriers (9,414 with breast cancer), all of European origin. We identified independent associations at P < 5 × 10-8 with ten variants at nine new loci. At P < 0.05, we replicated associations with 10 of 11 variants previously reported in ER-negative disease or BRCA1 mutation carrier GWAS and observed consistent associations with ER-negative disease for 105 susceptibility variants identified by other studies. These 125 variants explain approximately 16% of the familial risk of this breast cancer subtype. There was high genetic correlation (0.72) between risk of ER-negative breast cancer and breast cancer risk for BRCA1 mutation carriers. These findings may lead to improved risk prediction and inform further fine-mapping and functional work to better understand the biological basis of ER-negative breast cancer.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Mutação , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Mama/etnologia , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença/etnologia , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco
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Nat Genet ; 49(5): 680-691, 2017 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28346442

RESUMO

To identify common alleles associated with different histotypes of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), we pooled data from multiple genome-wide genotyping projects totaling 25,509 EOC cases and 40,941 controls. We identified nine new susceptibility loci for different EOC histotypes: six for serous EOC histotypes (3q28, 4q32.3, 8q21.11, 10q24.33, 18q11.2 and 22q12.1), two for mucinous EOC (3q22.3 and 9q31.1) and one for endometrioid EOC (5q12.3). We then performed meta-analysis on the results for high-grade serous ovarian cancer with the results from analysis of 31,448 BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, including 3,887 mutation carriers with EOC. This identified three additional susceptibility loci at 2q13, 8q24.1 and 12q24.31. Integrated analyses of genes and regulatory biofeatures at each locus predicted candidate susceptibility genes, including OBFC1, a new candidate susceptibility gene for low-grade and borderline serous EOC.


Assuntos
Loci Gênicos/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Neoplasias Epiteliais e Glandulares/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Alelos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genótipo , Humanos , Metanálise como Assunto , Mutação , Neoplasias Epiteliais e Glandulares/patologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fatores de Risco , Proteínas de Ligação a Telômeros/genética
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Breast Cancer Res Treat ; 161(1): 117-134, 2017 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27796716

RESUMO

PURPOSE: Cis-acting regulatory SNPs resulting in differential allelic expression (DAE) may, in part, explain the underlying phenotypic variation associated with many complex diseases. To investigate whether common variants associated with DAE were involved in breast cancer susceptibility among BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, a list of 175 genes was developed based of their involvement in cancer-related pathways. METHODS: Using data from a genome-wide map of SNPs associated with allelic expression, we assessed the association of ~320 SNPs located in the vicinity of these genes with breast and ovarian cancer risks in 15,252 BRCA1 and 8211 BRCA2 mutation carriers ascertained from 54 studies participating in the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2. RESULTS: We identified a region on 11q22.3 that is significantly associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers (most significant SNP rs228595 p = 7 × 10-6). This association was absent in BRCA2 carriers (p = 0.57). The 11q22.3 region notably encompasses genes such as ACAT1, NPAT, and ATM. Expression quantitative trait loci associations were observed in both normal breast and tumors across this region, namely for ACAT1, ATM, and other genes. In silico analysis revealed some overlap between top risk-associated SNPs and relevant biological features in mammary cell data, which suggests potential functional significance. CONCLUSION: We identified 11q22.3 as a new modifier locus in BRCA1 carriers. Replication in larger studies using estrogen receptor (ER)-negative or triple-negative (i.e., ER-, progesterone receptor-, and HER2-negative) cases could therefore be helpful to confirm the association of this locus with breast cancer risk.


Assuntos
Alelos , Neoplasias da Mama/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Genes BRCA1 , Genes BRCA2 , Heterozigoto , Mutação , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Cromossomos Humanos Par 11 , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Variação Genética , Humanos , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Risco
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PLoS One ; 11(7): e0158801, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27463617

RESUMO

Population-based genome wide association studies have identified a locus at 9p22.2 associated with ovarian cancer risk, which also modifies ovarian cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. We conducted fine-scale mapping at 9p22.2 to identify potential causal variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Genotype data were available for 15,252 (2,462 ovarian cancer cases) BRCA1 and 8,211 (631 ovarian cancer cases) BRCA2 mutation carriers. Following genotype imputation, ovarian cancer associations were assessed for 4,873 and 5,020 SNPs in BRCA1 and BRCA 2 mutation carriers respectively, within a retrospective cohort analytical framework. In BRCA1 mutation carriers one set of eight correlated candidate causal variants for ovarian cancer risk modification was identified (top SNP rs10124837, HR: 0.73, 95%CI: 0.68 to 0.79, p-value 2× 10-16). These variants were located up to 20 kb upstream of BNC2. In BRCA2 mutation carriers one region, up to 45 kb upstream of BNC2, and containing 100 correlated SNPs was identified as candidate causal (top SNP rs62543585, HR: 0.69, 95%CI: 0.59 to 0.80, p-value 1.0 × 10-6). The candidate causal in BRCA1 mutation carriers did not include the strongest associated variant at this locus in the general population. In sum, we identified a set of candidate causal variants in a region that encompasses the BNC2 transcription start site. The ovarian cancer association at 9p22.2 may be mediated by different variants in BRCA1 mutation carriers and in the general population. Thus, potentially different mechanisms may underlie ovarian cancer risk for mutation carriers and the general population.


Assuntos
Cromossomos Humanos Par 9 , Genes BRCA1 , Genes BRCA2 , Triagem de Portadores Genéticos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Feminino , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Eur J Hum Genet ; 24(9): 1310-5, 2016 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26980106

RESUMO

The abnormal expansion of a ≥36 CAG unit tract in the Huntingtin gene (HTT) leads to Huntington's disease (HD), but has also been associated with cancer: the incidence of cancer is lower in HD patients than in age-matched controls, but HD-causing variants of HTT accelerate the progression of breast tumors and the development of metastases in mouse models of breast cancer. To investigate the relationship between HTT CAGs and cancer, data concerning 2407 women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations that predispose to breast and ovarian cancers and 431 patients with breast cancer without family histories were studied; the size of the CAG expansions on both HTT alleles was determined in each subject. The proportion of individuals carrying a CAG expansion in a pathological range for HD was 10 times more frequent than previously reported in the literature. In carriers of BRCA2 mutations, the length of the HTT CAG tract was correlated with lower incidence of ovarian cancer. Among carriers of BRCA1 mutations who developed a breast cancer, its onset occurred 2.4 years earlier in individuals with intermediate HTT alleles (≥27) than in those with a CAG tract <27. Finally, in patients with sporadic HER2 breast cancer, metastasis increased by a factor of 11.10 per 10 additional CAG repeats in HTT. We concluded that whereas long CAG length could be associated with lower cancer incidence, it could also be paradoxically associated with cancer severity (age of apparition and metastasis development).


Assuntos
Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Proteína Huntingtina/genética , Repetições de Trinucleotídeos/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/classificação , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Receptor ErbB-2/genética
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Eur J Hum Genet ; 24(9): 1324-9, 2016 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26785832

RESUMO

Although a wide number of breast cancer susceptibility alleles associated with various levels of risk have been identified to date, about 50% of the heritability is still missing. Although the major BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are being extensively screened for truncating and missense variants in breast and/or ovarian cancer families, potential regulatory variants affecting their expression remain largely unexplored. In an attempt to identify such variants, we focused our attention on gene regulation mediated by microRNAs (miRs). We screened two genes, MIR146A and MIR146B, producing miR-146a and miR-146b-5p, respectively, that regulate BRCA1, and the 3'- untranslated regions (3'-UTRs) of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the GENESIS French national case/control study (BRCA1- and BRCA2-negative breast cancer cases with at least one sister with breast cancer and matched controls). We identified one rare variant in MIR146A, four in MIR146B, five in BRCA1 3'-UTR and one in BRCA2 3'-UTR in 716 index cases and 619 controls. Among these 11 rare variants, 7 were identified each in 1 index case. None of the three relevant MIR146A/MIR146B variants affected the pre-miR sequences. The potential causality of the four relevant BRCA1/BRCA2 3'-UTRs variants was evaluated with luciferase reporter assays and co-segregation studies, as well as with bioinformatics analyses to predict miRs-binding sites, RNA secondary structures and RNA accessibility. This is the first study to report the screening of miR genes and of BRCA2 3'-UTR in a large series of familial breast cancer cases. None of the variant identified in this study gave convincing evidence of potential pathogenicity.


Assuntos
Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Mutação , Adulto , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Células HeLa , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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BMC Cancer ; 16: 13, 2016 Jan 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26758370

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Less than 20% of familial breast cancer patients who undergo genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carry a pathogenic mutation in one of these two genes. The GENESIS (GENE SISter) study was designed to identify new breast cancer susceptibility genes in women attending cancer genetics clinics and with no BRCA1/2 mutation. METHODS: The study involved the French national network of family cancer clinics. It was based on enrichment in genetic factors of the recruited population through case selection relying on familial criteria, but also on the consideration of environmental factors and endophenotypes like mammary density or tumor characteristics to assess potential genetic heterogeneity. One of the initial aims of GENESIS was to recruit affected sibpairs. Siblings were eligible when index cases and at least one affected sister were diagnosed with infiltrating mammary or ductal adenocarcinoma, with no BRCA1/2 mutation. In addition, unrelated controls and unaffected sisters were recruited. The enrolment of patients, their relatives and their controls, the collection of the clinical, epidemiological, familial and biological data were centralized by a coordinating center. RESULTS: Inclusion of participants started in February 2007 and ended in December 2013. A total of 1721 index cases, 826 affected sisters, 599 unaffected sisters and 1419 controls were included. 98% of participants completed the epidemiological questionnaire, 97% provided a blood sample, and 76% were able to provide mammograms. Index cases were on average 59 years old at inclusion, were born in 1950, and were 49.7 years of age at breast cancer diagnosis. The mean age at diagnosis of affected sisters was slightly higher (51.4 years). The representativeness of the control group was verified. CONCLUSIONS: The size of the study, the availability of biological specimens and the clinical data collection together with the detailed and complete epidemiological questionnaire make this a unique national resource for investigation of the missing heritability of breast cancer, by taking into account environmental and life style factors and stratifying data on endophenotypes to decrease genetic heterogeneity.


Assuntos
Neoplasias da Mama/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , França/epidemiologia , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Breast Cancer Res Treat ; 154(3): 463-71, 2015 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26564480

RESUMO

Several population-based and family-based studies have demonstrated that germline mutations of the PALB2 gene (Partner and Localizer of BRCA2) are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Distinct mutation frequencies and spectrums have been described depending on the population studied. Here we describe the first complete PALB2 coding sequence screening in the French population. We screened the complete coding sequence and intron-exon boundaries of PALB2, using the EMMA technique, to assess the contribution of pathogenic mutations in a set of 835 familial breast cancer cases and 662 unrelated controls from the French national study GENESIS and the Paul Strauss Cancer Centre, all previously tested negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2 pathogenic mutations. Our analysis revealed the presence of four novel deleterious mutations: c.1186insT, c.1857delT and c.2850delC in three cases, c.3418dupT in one control. In addition, we identified two in-frame insertion/deletion, 19 missense substitutions (two of them predicted as pathogenic), 9 synonymous variants, 28 variants located in introns and 2 in UTRs, as well as frequent variants. Truncating PALB2 mutations were found in 0.36% of familial breast cancer cases, a frequency lower than the one detected in comparable studies in other populations (0.73-3.40%). This suggests a small but significant contribution of PALB2 mutations to the breast cancer susceptibility in the French population.


Assuntos
Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Éxons , Proteína do Grupo de Complementação N da Anemia de Fanconi , Feminino , França , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genética Populacional , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética
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PLoS One ; 10(9): e0136192, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26406445

RESUMO

Breast Cancer is a complex multifactorial disease for which high-penetrance mutations have been identified. Approaches used to date have identified genomic features explaining about 50% of breast cancer heritability. A number of low- to medium penetrance alleles (per-allele odds ratio < 1.5 and 4.0, respectively) have been identified, suggesting that the remaining heritability is likely to be explained by the cumulative effect of such alleles and/or by rare high-penetrance alleles. Relatively few studies have specifically explored the mitochondrial genome for variants potentially implicated in breast cancer risk. For these reasons, we propose an exploration of the variability of the mitochondrial genome in individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, having a positive breast cancer family history but testing negative for BRCA1/2 pathogenic mutations. We sequenced the mitochondrial genome of 436 index breast cancer cases from the GENESIS study. As expected, no pathogenic genomic pattern common to the 436 women included in our study was observed. The mitochondrial genes MT-ATP6 and MT-CYB were observed to carry the highest number of variants in the study. The proteins encoded by these genes are involved in the structure of the mitochondrial respiration chain, and variants in these genes may impact reactive oxygen species production contributing to carcinogenesis. More functional and epidemiological studies are needed to further investigate to what extent variants identified may influence familial breast cancer risk.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1 , Proteína BRCA2 , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Genoma Mitocondrial/genética , ATPases Mitocondriais Próton-Translocadoras/genética , Mutação , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico , Feminino , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Penetrância
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 42(14): 9121-30, 2014 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25034697

RESUMO

Large tandem repeat sequences have been poorly investigated as severe technical limitations and their frequent absence from the genome reference hinder their analysis. Extensive allelotyping of this class of variation has not been possible until now and their mutational dynamics are still poorly known. In order to estimate the mutation rate of a macrosatellite, we analysed in detail the RNU2 locus, which displays at least 50 different alleles containing 5-82 copies of a 6.1 kb repeat unit. Mining data from the 1000 Genomes Project allowed us to precisely estimate copy numbers of the RNU2 repeat unit using read depth of coverage. This further revealed significantly different mean values in various recent modern human populations, favoring a scenario of fast evolution of this locus. Its proximity to a disease gene with numerous founder mutations, BRCA1, within the same linkage disequilibrium block, offered the unique opportunity to trace RNU2 arrays over a large timescale. Analysis of the transmission of RNU2 arrays associated with one 'private' mutation in an extended kindred and four founder mutations in multiple kindreds gave an estimation by maximum likelihood of 5 × 10(-3) mutations per generation, which is close to that of microsatellites.


Assuntos
DNA Satélite/química , Genes BRCA1 , Taxa de Mutação , Linhagem Celular , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Humanos , Mutação
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PLoS One ; 8(10): e76054, 2013.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24146815

RESUMO

Although the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA1 is one of the most extensively characterized genetic loci, much less is known about its upstream variable number tandem repeat element, the RNU2 locus. RNU2 encodes the U2 small nuclear RNA, an essential splicing element, but this locus is missing from the human genome assembly due to the inherent difficulty in the assembly of repetitive sequences. To fill the gap between RNU2 and BRCA1, we have reconstructed the physical map of this region by re-examining genomic clone sequences of public databases, which allowed us to precisely localize the RNU2 array 124 kb telomeric to BRCA1. We measured by performing FISH analyses on combed DNA for the first time the exact number of repeats carried by each of the two alleles in 41 individuals and found a range of 6-82 copies and a level of heterozygosity of 98%. The precise localisation of the RNU2 locus in the genome reference assembly and the implementation of a new technical tool to study it will make the detailed exploration of this locus possible. This recently neglected macrosatellite could be valuable for evaluating the potential role of structural variations in disease due to its location next to a major cancer susceptibility gene.


Assuntos
Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 17/ultraestrutura , Genes BRCA1 , Loci Gênicos , RNA Nuclear Pequeno/genética , Alelos , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Expressão Gênica , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Repetições de Microssatélites , Mapeamento Físico do Cromossomo
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Hum Mol Genet ; 20(23): 4732-47, 2011 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21890493

RESUMO

Mutations in the BRCA1 gene substantially increase a woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer. However, there is great variation in this increase in risk with several genetic and non-genetic modifiers identified. The BRCA1 protein plays a central role in DNA repair, a mechanism that is particularly instrumental in safeguarding cells against tumorigenesis. We hypothesized that polymorphisms that alter the expression and/or function of BRCA1 carried on the wild-type (non-mutated) copy of the BRCA1 gene would modify the risk of breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 mutations. A total of 9874 BRCA1 mutation carriers were available in the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 (CIMBA) for haplotype analyses of BRCA1. Women carrying the rare allele of single nucleotide polymorphism rs16942 on the wild-type copy of BRCA1 were at decreased risk of breast cancer (hazard ratio 0.86, 95% confidence interval 0.77-0.95, P = 0.003). Promoter in vitro assays of the major BRCA1 haplotypes showed that common polymorphisms in the regulatory region alter its activity and that this effect may be attributed to the differential binding affinity of nuclear proteins. In conclusion, variants on the wild-type copy of BRCA1 modify risk of breast cancer among carriers of BRCA1 mutations, possibly by altering the efficiency of BRCA1 transcription.


Assuntos
Alelos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Heterozigoto , Mutação/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Ensaio de Desvio de Mobilidade Eletroforética , Feminino , Genes Reporter/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Haplótipos/genética , Células HeLa , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação/genética , Luciferases/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco
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Hum Mutat ; 32(9): 1004-7, 2011 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21591024

RESUMO

The rs2910164:G>C SNP is located in the gene for miR-146a, a microRNA that binds the 3' UTR of the BRCA1 transcript. Preliminary data based on the analysis of a small number of cases suggested that this single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) might be associated with the age of onset of familial breast and ovarian cancer. This effect was not confirmed on a large series of familial breast cancer cases negative for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. We show here a lack of association of the rs2910164:G>C SNP with breast cancer risk in a series of 1,166 BRCA1 and 560 BRCA2 mutation carriers. In conclusion, the polymorphism in the miR-146a gene is unlikely to be of substantial significance regarding breast cancer risk.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , MicroRNAs/genética , Mutação/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Fatores de Risco
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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev ; 20(5): 1032-8, 2011 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21393566

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutations confer elevated breast cancer risk. Knowledge of factors that can improve breast cancer risk assessment in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers may improve personalized cancer prevention strategies. METHODS: A cohort of 5,546 BRCA1 and 2,865 BRCA2 mutation carriers was used to evaluate risk of breast cancer associated with BARD1 Cys557Ser. In a second nonindependent cohort of 1,537 of BRCA1 and 839 BRCA2 mutation carriers, BARD1 haplotypes were also evaluated. RESULTS: The BARD1 Cys557Ser variant was not significantly associated with risk of breast cancer from single SNP analysis, with a pooled effect estimate of 0.90 (95% CI: 0.71-1.15) in BRCA1 carriers and 0.87 (95% CI: 0.59-1.29) in BRCA2 carriers. Further analysis of haplotypes at BARD1 also revealed no evidence that additional common genetic variation not captured by Cys557Ser was associated with breast cancer risk. CONCLUSION: Evidence to date does not support a role for BARD1 variation, including the Cy557Ser variant, as a modifier of risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. IMPACT: Interactors of BRCA1/2 have been implicated as modifiers of BRCA1/2-associated cancer risk. Our finding that BARD1 does not contribute to this risk modification may focus research on other genes that do modify BRCA1/2-associated cancer risk.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Genótipo , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Prognóstico , Fatores de Risco
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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev ; 19(11): 2859-68, 2010 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-20978178

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: The genes caspase-8 (CASP8) and caspase-10 (CASP10) functionally cooperate and play a key role in the initiation of apoptosis. Suppression of apoptosis is one of the major mechanisms underlying the origin and progression of cancer. Previous case-control studies have indicated that the polymorphisms CASP8 D302H and CASP10 V410I are associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer in the general population. METHODS: To evaluate whether the CASP8 D302H (CASP10 V410I) polymorphisms modify breast or ovarian cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, we analyzed 7,353 (7,227) subjects of white European origin provided by 19 (18) study groups that participate in the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 (CIMBA). A weighted cohort approach was used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). RESULTS: The minor allele of CASP8 D302H was significantly associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer (per-allele HR, 0.85; 95% CI, 0.76-0.97; P(trend) = 0.011) and ovarian cancer (per-allele HR, 0.69; 95% CI, 0.53-0.89; P(trend) = 0.004) for BRCA1 but not for BRCA2 mutation carriers. The CASP10 V410I polymorphism was not associated with breast or ovarian cancer risk for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers. CONCLUSIONS: CASP8 D302H decreases breast and ovarian cancer risk for BRCA1 mutation carriers but not for BRCA2 mutation carriers. IMPACT: The combined application of these and other recently identified genetic risk modifiers could in the future allow better individual risk calculation and could aid in the individualized counseling and decision making with respect to preventive options in BRCA1 mutation carriers.


Assuntos
Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Caspase 10/genética , Caspase 8/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/enzimologia , Feminino , Genes BRCA1 , Genes BRCA2 , Genótipo , Humanos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/enzimologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fatores de Risco
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Am J Hum Genet ; 81(6): 1186-200, 2007 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-17999359

RESUMO

RAD51 is an important component of double-stranded DNA-repair mechanisms that interacts with both BRCA1 and BRCA2. A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the 5' untranslated region (UTR) of RAD51, 135G-->C, has been suggested as a possible modifier of breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. We pooled genotype data for 8,512 female mutation carriers from 19 studies for the RAD51 135G-->C SNP. We found evidence of an increased breast cancer risk in CC homozygotes (hazard ratio [HR] 1.92 [95% confidence interval {CI} 1.25-2.94) but not in heterozygotes (HR 0.95 [95% CI 0.83-1.07]; P=.002, by heterogeneity test with 2 degrees of freedom [df]). When BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers were analyzed separately, the increased risk was statistically significant only among BRCA2 mutation carriers, in whom we observed HRs of 1.17 (95% CI 0.91-1.51) among heterozygotes and 3.18 (95% CI 1.39-7.27) among rare homozygotes (P=.0007, by heterogeneity test with 2 df). In addition, we determined that the 135G-->C variant affects RAD51 splicing within the 5' UTR. Thus, 135G-->C may modify the risk of breast cancer in BRCA2 mutation carriers by altering the expression of RAD51. RAD51 is the first gene to be reliably identified as a modifier of risk among BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Rad51 Recombinase/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Processamento Alternativo , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/prevenção & controle , Primers do DNA , Reparo do DNA/genética , Família , Feminino , Variação Genética , Heterozigoto , Homozigoto , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa
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Int J Cancer ; 117(2): 230-3, 2005 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-15900600

RESUMO

Marked variation in phenotypic expression among BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers may be partly explained by modifier genes that influence mutation penetrance. Variation in CAG/CAA repeat lengths coding for stretches of glutamines in the C-terminus of the AIB1 protein (amplified in breast cancer 1, a steroid receptor coactivator) has been proposed to modify the breast cancer risk in women carrying germline BRCA1 mutations. We genotyped the AIB1 repeat length polymorphism from the genomic DNA of a group of 851 BRCA1 and 324 BRCA2 female germline mutation carriers to estimate an association with breast cancer risk modification. Hazard ratios (HR) were calculated using a Cox proportional hazards model. For BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, analyzed separately and together, we found that women who carried alleles with 28 or more polyglutamine repeats had no increased risk of breast cancer compared to those who carried alleles with fewer repeats (HR for BRCA1/2 carriers = 0.88, 95% CI [confidence interval] = 0.75-1.04). Analyzing average repeat lengths as a continuous variable showed no excess risk of breast cancer (BC) in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers (HR for average repeat length in BRCA1/2 carriers = 1.01, 95% CI = 0.92-1.11). These results strongly suggest that contrary to previous studies, there is no significant effect of AIB1 genetic variation on BC risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers and provide an indication that there is also no strong risk modification in BRCA2 carriers.


Assuntos
Acetiltransferases/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Genes BRCA1 , Genes BRCA2 , Proteínas Oncogênicas/genética , Peptídeos/genética , Transativadores/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias da Mama/epidemiologia , Feminino , Triagem de Portadores Genéticos , Variação Genética , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Histona Acetiltransferases , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Coativador 3 de Receptor Nuclear , Neoplasias Ovarianas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Risco , Repetições de Trinucleotídeos
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Hum Mutat ; 20(6): 473-4, 2002 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-12442273

RESUMO

Incidence of breast cancer in Indian women is not as high as in Western countries, nonetheless age-adjusted incidence rates (AAR) have risen from 17.9 to 24.9 per 100,000 from 1965 to 1985. Although these rates are still approximately one quarter to one third of incidence rates in North America and Europe, respectively, due to the large population of women at risk, nearly 80,000 new cases were diagnosed in India in 2000. Although identification of BRCA1 and BRCA2 has greatly increased our understanding of breast cancer genetics in populations of Western European descent, the role of these genes in Indian populations remains unexplored. Analysis of a series of 20 breast cancer patients from North India with either family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer (2 or more affected first degree relatives) or early age of onset (<35 years) led to identification of two novel splice variants (331+1G>T; 4476+2T>C) in BRCA1 (10%). In addition, two BRCA2 missense variants were each identified in more than one patient (two unrelated individuals each) and likely represent population-specific polymorphisms.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Adulto , Análise Mutacional de DNA , DNA de Neoplasias/química , DNA de Neoplasias/genética , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Humanos , Índia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação
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