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Int J Cancer ; 146(2): 521-530, 2020 01 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403184

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It is critical to identify biomarkers and functional networks associated with aggressive thyroid cancer to anticipate disease progression and facilitate personalized patient management. We performed miRNome sequencing of 46 thyroid tumors enriched with advanced disease patients with a median follow-up of 96 months. MiRNome profiles correlated with tumor-specific histopathological and molecular features, such as stromal cell infiltration and tumor driver mutation. Differential expression analysis revealed a consistent hsa-miR-139-5p downexpression in primary carcinomas from patients with recurrent/metastatic disease compared to disease-free patients, sustained in paired local metastases and validated in publicly available thyroid cancer series. Exogenous expression of hsa-miR-139-5p significantly reduced migration and proliferation of anaplastic thyroid cancer cells. Proteomic analysis indicated RICTOR, SMAD2/3 and HNRNPF as putative hsa-miR-139-5p targets in our cell system. Abundance of HNRNPF mRNA, encoding an alternative splicing factor involved in cryptic exon inclusion/exclusion, inversely correlated with hsa-miR-139-5p expression in human tumors. RNA sequencing analysis revealed 174 splicing events differentially regulated upon HNRNPF repression in our cell system, affecting genes involved in RTK/RAS/MAPK and PI3K/AKT/MTOR signaling cascades among others. These results point at the hsa-miR-139-5p/HNRNPF axis as a novel regulatory mechanism associated with the modulation of major thyroid cancer signaling pathways and tumor virulence.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleares Heterogêneas Grupo F-H/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Processamento Alternativo/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Seguimentos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Ribonucleoproteínas Nucleares Heterogêneas Grupo F-H/metabolismo , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida , Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/mortalidade , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia
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Rev. senol. patol. mamar. (Ed. impr.) ; 32(3): 94-99, jul.-sept. 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS-Express | ID: ibc-ET1-4145

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Objetivo: Estratificación de la población general con base en las variantes genotípicas para seleccionar a aquellas mujeres de alto riesgo a desarrollar un cáncer de mama que puedan ser candidatas a un seguimiento individualizado. Material y métodos: Se ha realizado un estudio caso-control en 856 mujeres con cáncer de mama y 839 mujeres controles de la población general pareadas por edad, analizando la asociación entre el riesgo a desarrollar cáncer de mama y un grupo de variantes basado en 76 polimorfismos de un cambio de base (SNP) de susceptibilidad. Resultados: Se han establecido 2curvas de casos y controles con base en las odds ratio (OR) genotípicas que diferencian las 2poblaciones con significación estadística (p = 2,293×10-15). Asimismo, se ha estratificado la población de casos y controles e identificado un 14% de la población que se encontraría en el grupo de alto riesgo con una OR > 2 (> 25% probabilidades de desarrollar un cáncer de mama). Este grupo sería candidato a un seguimiento individualizado. Conclusiones: El Polygenic Risk Score es un predictor del riesgo del cáncer de mama independiente que puede ayudar a seleccionar mujeres con alto riesgo para establecer medidas de seguimiento y tratamiento individualizado en función del riesgo genético


Objective: To stratify the general population based on genotypic variants in order to select women at high risk of breast cancer who could be candidates for individualized follow-up. Material and methods: We performed a case-control study in 856 women with breast cancer and 839 aged-matched control women from the general population. We analysed the association between the risk of developing breast cancer and a group of variants based on 76 susceptibility single nucleotide polymorphisms. Results: Two case-control curves were established based on genotypic odds ratios (OR) that differentiated the 2populations with statistical significance (P=2.293×10-15). Stratification of the case-control population showed that 14% of the population would be at high risk, with an OR>2 (> 25% probability of developing breast cancer). Persons in this group would be candidates for individualized follow-up. Conclusions: The Polygenic Risk Score is an independent predictor of breast cancer risk that may help to select women at high risk, with a view to establishing individualised follow-up and treatment according to genetic risk

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Mol Genet Genomic Med ; 7(6): e707, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31066241

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BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies consistently indicate that alcohol consumption is an independent risk factor for female breast cancer (BC). Although the aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) polymorphism (rs671: Glu>Lys) has a strong effect on acetaldehyde metabolism, the association of rs671 with BC risk and its interaction with alcohol intake have not been fully elucidated. We conducted a pooled analysis of 14 case-control studies, with individual data on Asian ancestry women participating in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. METHODS: We included 12,595 invasive BC cases and 12,884 controls for the analysis of rs671 and BC risk, and 2,849 invasive BC cases and 3,680 controls for the analysis of the gene-environment interaction between rs671 and alcohol intake for BC risk. The pooled odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) associated with rs671 and its interaction with alcohol intake for BC risk were estimated using logistic regression models. RESULTS: The Lys/Lys genotype of rs671 was associated with increased BC risk (OR = 1.16, 95% CI 1.03-1.30, p = 0.014). According to tumor characteristics, the Lys/Lys genotype was associated with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive BC (OR = 1.19, 95% CI 1.05-1.36, p = 0.008), progesterone receptor (PR)-positive BC (OR = 1.19, 95% CI 1.03-1.36, p = 0.015), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative BC (OR = 1.25, 95% CI 1.05-1.48, p = 0.012). No evidence of a gene-environment interaction was observed between rs671 and alcohol intake (p = 0.537). CONCLUSION: This study suggests that the Lys/Lys genotype confers susceptibility to BC risk among women of Asian ancestry, particularly for ER-positive, PR-positive, and HER2-negative tumor types.

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Pharmacogenet Genomics ; 28(11): 245-250, 2018 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30334909

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OBJECTIVES: Taxanes and anthracyclines are widely used in the treatment of breast cancer, although the benefit is limited to a proportion of patients and predictive biomarkers for clinical outcome remain elusive. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a pharmacogenetic study in 181 patients with locally advanced breast cancer enrolled in a phase 2 randomized clinical trial (NCT00123929), where patients were randomly assigned to receive neoadjuvant single-agent docetaxel 100 mg/m(2) (n=84) or doxorubicin 75 mg/m(2) (n=97). We studied the association of 226 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 15 key drug biotransformation genes with neoadjuvant pathological tumor response residual cancer burden index to docetaxel and to doxorubicin. RESULTS: We identified a significant association for rs162561, an intronic SNP located in the cytochrome P450 family 1 subfamily B member 1 (CYP1B1) gene, with tumor response in patients treated with single-agent docetaxel (dominant model: ß=1.02, 95% confidence interval=0.49-1.55; P=1.77×10(-4)), and for rs717620, an SNP located in the promoter of the ATP-binding cassette subfamily C member 2 (ABCC2) gene, in patients treated with neoadjuvant doxorubicin (recessive model: ß=1.67; 95% confidence interval=0.26-3.11; P=0.02). CONCLUSION: We identified two polymorphisms in CYP1B1 and ABCC2 associated with tumor pathological response following docetaxel or doxorubicin neoadjuvant monotherapy, respectively. Although further validation is required, these variants could be potential predictive genetic markers for treatment outcome in breast cancer patients.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Citocromo P-450 CYP1B1/genética , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Docetaxel/efeitos adversos , Docetaxel/uso terapêutico , Doxorrubicina/efeitos adversos , Doxorrubicina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto
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Nat Commun ; 9(1): 3184, 2018 08 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30093639

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Ewing sarcoma (EWS) is a pediatric cancer characterized by the EWSR1-FLI1 fusion. We performed a genome-wide association study of 733 EWS cases and 1346 unaffected individuals of European ancestry. Our study replicates previously reported susceptibility loci at 1p36.22, 10q21.3 and 15q15.1, and identifies new loci at 6p25.1, 20p11.22 and 20p11.23. Effect estimates exhibit odds ratios in excess of 1.7, which is high for cancer GWAS, and striking in light of the rarity of EWS cases in familial cancer syndromes. Expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses identify candidate genes at 6p25.1 (RREB1) and 20p11.23 (KIZ). The 20p11.22 locus is near NKX2-2, a highly overexpressed gene in EWS. Interestingly, most loci reside near GGAA repeat sequences and may disrupt binding of the EWSR1-FLI1 fusion protein. The high locus to case discovery ratio from 733 EWS cases suggests a genetic architecture in which moderate risk SNPs constitute a significant fraction of risk.


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Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Sarcoma de Ewing/genética , Alelos , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Genótipo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Humanos , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica c-fli-1/genética , Controle de Qualidade , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Proteína EWS de Ligação a RNA/genética , Risco , Sarcoma de Ewing/etnologia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Proteínas de Peixe-Zebra
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Cancer Med ; 2018 May 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29766673

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Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may modulate individual susceptibility to carcinogens. We designed a genome-wide association study to characterize individuals presenting extreme phenotypes of high and low risk to develop tobacco-induced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and we validated our results. We hypothesized that this strategy would enrich the frequencies of the alleles that contribute to the observed traits. We genotyped 2.37 million SNPs in 95 extreme phenotype individuals, that is: heavy smokers that either developed NSCLC at an early age (extreme cases); or did not present NSCLC at an advanced age (extreme controls), selected from a discovery set (n = 3631). We validated significant SNPs in 133 additional subjects with extreme phenotypes selected from databases including >39,000 individuals. Two SNPs were validated: rs12660420 (pcombined  = 5.66 × 10-5 ; ORcombined  = 2.80), mapping to a noncoding transcript exon of PDE10A; and rs6835978 (pcombined  = 1.02 × 10-4 ; ORcombined  = 2.57), an intronic variant in ATP10D. We assessed the relevance of both proteins in early-stage NSCLC. PDE10A and ATP10DmRNA expressions correlated with survival in 821 stage I-II NSCLC patients (p = 0.01 and p < 0.0001). PDE10A protein expression correlated with survival in 149 patients with stage I-II NSCLC (p = 0.002). In conclusion, we validated two variants associated with extreme phenotypes of high and low risk of developing tobacco-induced NSCLC. Our findings may allow to identify individuals presenting high and low risk to develop tobacco-induced NSCLC and to characterize molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and resistance to develop NSCLC.

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Breast Cancer Res Treat ; 167(1): 249-256, 2018 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28913729

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PURPOSE: Anthracyclines are widely used chemotherapeutic drugs that can cause progressive and irreversible cardiac damage and fatal heart failure. Several genetic variants associated with anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity (AIC) have been identified, but they explain only a small proportion of the interindividual differences in AIC susceptibility. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the association of low-frequency variants with risk of chronic AIC using the Illumina HumanExome BeadChip array in a discovery cohort of 61 anthracycline-treated breast cancer patients with replication in a second independent cohort of 83 anthracycline-treated pediatric cancer patients, using gene-based tests (SKAT-O). RESULTS: The most significant associated gene in the discovery cohort was ETFB (electron transfer flavoprotein beta subunit) involved in mitochondrial ß-oxidation and ATP production (P = 4.16 × 10-4) and this association was replicated in an independent set of anthracycline-treated cancer patients (P = 2.81 × 10-3). Within ETFB, we found that the missense variant rs79338777 (p.Pro52Leu; c.155C > T) made the greatest contribution to the observed gene association and it was associated with increased risk of chronic AIC in the two cohorts separately and when combined (OR 9.00, P = 1.95 × 10-4, 95% CI 2.83-28.6). CONCLUSIONS: We identified and replicated a novel gene, ETFB, strongly associated with chronic AIC independently of age at tumor onset and related to anthracycline-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction. Although experimental verification and further studies in larger patient cohorts are required to confirm our finding, we demonstrated that exome array data analysis represents a valuable strategy to identify novel genes contributing to the susceptibility to chronic AIC.


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Antraciclinas/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Cardiotoxicidade/genética , Flavoproteínas Transferidoras de Elétrons/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Neoplasias da Mama/complicações , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Sobreviventes de Câncer , Cardiotoxicidade/fisiopatologia , Exoma/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Insuficiência Cardíaca/induzido quimicamente , Insuficiência Cardíaca/genética , Insuficiência Cardíaca/patologia , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/patologia
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Breast Cancer Res ; 19(1): 119, 2017 Nov 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29116004

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BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that reproductive factors are differentially associated with breast cancer (BC) risk by subtypes. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between reproductive factors and BC subtypes, and whether these vary by age at diagnosis. METHODS: We used pooled data on tumor markers (estrogen and progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)) and reproductive risk factors (parity, age at first full-time pregnancy (FFTP) and age at menarche) from 28,095 patients with invasive BC from 34 studies participating in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC). In a case-only analysis, we used logistic regression to assess associations between reproductive factors and BC subtype compared to luminal A tumors as a reference. The interaction between age and parity in BC subtype risk was also tested, across all ages and, because age was modeled non-linearly, specifically at ages 35, 55 and 75 years. RESULTS: Parous women were more likely to be diagnosed with triple negative BC (TNBC) than with luminal A BC, irrespective of age (OR for parity = 1.38, 95% CI 1.16-1.65, p = 0.0004; p for interaction with age = 0.076). Parous women were also more likely to be diagnosed with luminal and non-luminal HER2-like BCs and this effect was slightly more pronounced at an early age (p for interaction with age = 0.037 and 0.030, respectively). For instance, women diagnosed at age 35 were 1.48 (CI 1.01-2.16) more likely to have luminal HER2-like BC than luminal A BC, while this association was not significant at age 75 (OR = 0.72, CI 0.45-1.14). While age at menarche was not significantly associated with BC subtype, increasing age at FFTP was non-linearly associated with TNBC relative to luminal A BC. An age at FFTP of 25 versus 20 years lowered the risk for TNBC (OR = 0.78, CI 0.70-0.88, p < 0.0001), but this effect was not apparent at a later FFTP. CONCLUSIONS: Our main findings suggest that parity is associated with TNBC across all ages at BC diagnosis, whereas the association with luminal HER2-like BC was present only for early onset BC.


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Neoplasias da Mama/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , História Reprodutiva , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Razão de Chances , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/etiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Pharmacogenet Genomics ; 27(12): 445-453, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28961156

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OBJECTIVES: Pediatric cancer survivors are a steadily growing population; however, chronic anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity (AIC) is a serious long-term complication leading to considerable morbidity. We aimed to identify new genes and low-frequency variants influencing the susceptibility to AIC for pediatric cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied the association of variants on the Illumina HumanExome BeadChip array in 83 anthracycline-treated pediatric cancer patients. In addition to single-variant association tests, we carried out a gene-based analysis to investigate the combined effects of common and low-frequency variants to chronic AIC. RESULTS: Although no single-variant showed an association with chronic AIC that was statistically significant after correction for multiple testing, we identified a novel significant association for G protein-coupled receptor 35 (GPR35) by gene-based testing, a gene with potential roles in cardiac physiology and pathology (P=7.0×10), which remained statistically significant after correction for multiple testing (PFDR=0.03). The greatest contribution to this observed association was made by rs12468485, a missense variant (p.Thr253Met, c.758C>T, minor allele frequency=0.04), with the T allele associated with an increased risk of chronic AIC and more severe symptomatic cardiac manifestations at low anthracycline doses. CONCLUSION: Using exome array data, we identified GPR35 as a novel susceptibility gene associated with chronic AIC in pediatric cancer patients.


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Antraciclinas/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Exoma , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucemia/tratamento farmacológico , Osteossarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/genética , Sarcoma de Ewing/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Leucemia/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Osteossarcoma/complicações , Sarcoma de Ewing/complicações
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Brain Behav ; 7(9): e00718, 2017 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28948065

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BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the presence of R132H mutation in isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1) gene and the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) +936 C/T polymorphism in brain tumors. The impact of these genetic alterations on overall survival (OS) and progression free survival (PFS) was evaluated. METHODS: A cohort of 80 patients surgically treated at Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, between March 2004 and November 2012, was analyzed. Tumors were distributed in 73 primary brain tumors (gliomas, meningiomas, hemangiopericytomas and hemangioblastomas) and seven secondary tumors evolved from a low grade glioma, thus providing a mixed sample. RESULTS: IDH1R132H gene mutation was found in 12 patients (15%) and appears more frequently in secondary tumors (5 (71.4%) whereas in 7 (9.7%) primary tumors (p < .001)). The mutation is related to WHO grade II in primary tumors and a supratentorial location in secondary tumors. The OS analysis for IDH1 showed a tendency towards a better prognosis of the tumors containing the mutation (p = .059).The IDH1R132H mutation confers a better PFS (p = .025) on primary tumors. The T allele of VEFG +936 C/T polymorphism was found in 16 patients (20%). No relation was found between this polymorphism and primary or secondary tumor, neither with OS or PFS. CONCLUSIONS: IDH1R132H gene mutation is exclusive in supratentorial tumors and more frequent in secondary ones, with a greater survival trend and better PFS in patients who carry it. The T allele of VEGF +936 C/T polymorphism is more common in primary tumors, although there is no statistical relation with survival.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas , Glioma , Hemangioblastoma , Hemangiopericitoma , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/genética , Meningioma , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/cirurgia , Estudos de Coortes , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Glioma/genética , Glioma/mortalidade , Glioma/patologia , Glioma/cirurgia , Hemangioblastoma/genética , Hemangioblastoma/mortalidade , Hemangioblastoma/patologia , Hemangioblastoma/cirurgia , Hemangiopericitoma/genética , Hemangiopericitoma/mortalidade , Hemangiopericitoma/patologia , Hemangiopericitoma/cirurgia , Humanos , Masculino , Meningioma/genética , Meningioma/mortalidade , Meningioma/patologia , Meningioma/cirurgia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Polimorfismo Genético , Prognóstico , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Sci Rep ; 6: 36874, 2016 11 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27845421

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NBS1, also known as NBN, plays an important role in maintaining genomic stability. Interestingly, rs2735383 G > C, located in a microRNA binding site in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of NBS1, was shown to be associated with increased susceptibility to lung and colorectal cancer. However, the relation between rs2735383 and susceptibility to breast cancer is not yet clear. Therefore, we genotyped rs2735383 in 1,170 familial non-BRCA1/2 breast cancer cases and 1,077 controls using PCR-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP-PCR) analysis, but found no association between rs2735383CC and breast cancer risk (OR = 1.214, 95% CI = 0.936-1.574, P = 0.144). Because we could not exclude a small effect size due to a limited sample size, we further analyzed imputed rs2735383 genotypes (r2 > 0.999) of 47,640 breast cancer cases and 46,656 controls from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC). However, rs2735383CC was not associated with overall breast cancer risk in European (OR = 1.014, 95% CI = 0.969-1.060, P = 0.556) nor in Asian women (OR = 0.998, 95% CI = 0.905-1.100, P = 0.961). Subgroup analyses by age, age at menarche, age at menopause, menopausal status, number of pregnancies, breast feeding, family history and receptor status also did not reveal a significant association. This study therefore does not support the involvement of the genotype at NBS1 rs2735383 in breast cancer susceptibility.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas , Alelos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Sítios de Ligação , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Razão de Chances , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fatores de Risco
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Oncotarget ; 7(49): 80140-80163, 2016 Dec 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27792995

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There are significant inter-individual differences in the levels of gene expression. Through modulation of gene expression, cis-acting variants represent an important source of phenotypic variation. Consequently, cis-regulatory SNPs associated with differential allelic expression are functional candidates for further investigation as disease-causing variants. To investigate whether common variants associated with differential allelic expression were involved in breast cancer susceptibility, a list of genes was established on the basis of their involvement in cancer related pathways and/or mechanisms. Thereafter, using data from a genome-wide map of allelic expression associated SNPs, 313 genetic variants were selected and their association with breast cancer risk was then evaluated in 46,451 breast cancer cases and 42,599 controls of European ancestry ascertained from 41 studies participating in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. The associations were evaluated with overall breast cancer risk and with estrogen receptor negative and positive disease. One novel breast cancer susceptibility locus on 4q21 (rs11099601) was identified (OR = 1.05, P = 5.6x10-6). rs11099601 lies in a 135 kb linkage disequilibrium block containing several genes, including, HELQ, encoding the protein HEL308 a DNA dependant ATPase and DNA Helicase involved in DNA repair, MRPS18C encoding the Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein S18C and FAM175A (ABRAXAS), encoding a BRCA1 BRCT domain-interacting protein involved in DNA damage response and double-strand break (DSB) repair. Expression QTL analysis in breast cancer tissue showed rs11099601 to be associated with HELQ (P = 8.28x10-14), MRPS18C (P = 1.94x10-27) and FAM175A (P = 3.83x10-3), explaining about 20%, 14% and 1%, respectively of the variance inexpression of these genes in breast carcinomas.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 4 , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Canadá , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , DNA Helicases/genética , Europa (Continente) , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , Razão de Chances , Fenótipo , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco
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Sci Rep ; 6: 32512, 2016 09 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27600471

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Genome-wide association studies have found SNPs at 17q22 to be associated with breast cancer risk. To identify potential causal variants related to breast cancer risk, we performed a high resolution fine-mapping analysis that involved genotyping 517 SNPs using a custom Illumina iSelect array (iCOGS) followed by imputation of genotypes for 3,134 SNPs in more than 89,000 participants of European ancestry from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC). We identified 28 highly correlated common variants, in a 53 Kb region spanning two introns of the STXBP4 gene, that are strong candidates for driving breast cancer risk (lead SNP rs2787486 (OR = 0.92; CI 0.90-0.94; P = 8.96 × 10(-15))) and are correlated with two previously reported risk-associated variants at this locus, SNPs rs6504950 (OR = 0.94, P = 2.04 × 10(-09), r(2) = 0.73 with lead SNP) and rs1156287 (OR = 0.93, P = 3.41 × 10(-11), r(2) = 0.83 with lead SNP). Analyses indicate only one causal SNP in the region and several enhancer elements targeting STXBP4 are located within the 53 kb association signal. Expression studies in breast tumor tissues found SNP rs2787486 to be associated with increased STXBP4 expression, suggesting this may be a target gene of this locus.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Locos de Características Quantitativas/genética , Proteínas de Transporte Vesicular/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Cromossomos Humanos Par 17/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genótipo , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética
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Am J Hum Genet ; 99(4): 903-911, 2016 Oct 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27640304

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Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have revealed increased breast cancer risk associated with multiple genetic variants at 5p12. Here, we report the fine mapping of this locus using data from 104,660 subjects from 50 case-control studies in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC). With data for 3,365 genotyped and imputed SNPs across a 1 Mb region (positions 44,394,495-45,364,167; NCBI build 37), we found evidence for at least three independent signals: the strongest signal, consisting of a single SNP rs10941679, was associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer (per-g allele OR ER+ = 1.15; 95% CI 1.13-1.18; p = 8.35 × 10-30). After adjustment for rs10941679, we detected signal 2, consisting of 38 SNPs more strongly associated with ER-negative (ER-) breast cancer (lead SNP rs6864776: per-a allele OR ER- = 1.10; 95% CI 1.05-1.14; p conditional = 1.44 × 10-12), and a single signal 3 SNP (rs200229088: per-t allele OR ER+ = 1.12; 95% CI 1.09-1.15; p conditional = 1.12 × 10-05). Expression quantitative trait locus analysis in normal breast tissues and breast tumors showed that the g (risk) allele of rs10941679 was associated with increased expression of FGF10 and MRPS30. Functional assays demonstrated that SNP rs10941679 maps to an enhancer element that physically interacts with the FGF10 and MRPS30 promoter regions in breast cancer cell lines. FGF10 is an oncogene that binds to FGFR2 and is overexpressed in ∼10% of human breast cancers, whereas MRPS30 plays a key role in apoptosis. These data suggest that the strongest signal of association at 5p12 is mediated through coordinated activation of FGF10 and MRPS30, two candidate genes for breast cancer pathogenesis.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Cromossomos Humanos Par 5/genética , Fator 10 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Alelos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos/genética , Fator 10 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Haplótipos/genética , Humanos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas/genética , Receptor Tipo 2 de Fator de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 11(8): e0160316, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27556229

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The Cancer Genetic Markers of Susceptibility genome-wide association study (GWAS) originally identified a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs11249433 at 1p11.2 associated with breast cancer risk. To fine-map this locus, we genotyped 92 SNPs in a 900kb region (120,505,799-121,481,132) flanking rs11249433 in 45,276 breast cancer cases and 48,998 controls of European, Asian and African ancestry from 50 studies in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. Genotyping was done using iCOGS, a custom-built array. Due to the complicated nature of the region on chr1p11.2: 120,300,000-120,505,798, that lies near the centromere and contains seven duplicated genomic segments, we restricted analyses to 429 SNPs excluding the duplicated regions (42 genotyped and 387 imputed). Per-allelic associations with breast cancer risk were estimated using logistic regression models adjusting for study and ancestry-specific principal components. The strongest association observed was with the original identified index SNP rs11249433 (minor allele frequency (MAF) 0.402; per-allele odds ratio (OR) = 1.10, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.08-1.13, P = 1.49 x 10-21). The association for rs11249433 was limited to ER-positive breast cancers (test for heterogeneity P≤8.41 x 10-5). Additional analyses by other tumor characteristics showed stronger associations with moderately/well differentiated tumors and tumors of lobular histology. Although no significant eQTL associations were observed, in silico analyses showed that rs11249433 was located in a region that is likely a weak enhancer/promoter. Fine-mapping analysis of the 1p11.2 breast cancer susceptibility locus confirms this region to be limited to risk to cancers that are ER-positive.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Cromossomos Humanos Par 1 , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Alelos , Neoplasias da Mama/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Gradação de Tumores , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Vigilância da População , Medição de Risco
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Hum Mol Genet ; 25(17): 3863-3876, 2016 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27402876

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Breast cancer is the most diagnosed malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in females. Previous association studies have identified variants on 2q35 associated with the risk of breast cancer. To identify functional susceptibility loci for breast cancer, we interrogated the 2q35 gene desert for chromatin architecture and functional variation correlated with gene expression. We report a novel intergenic breast cancer risk locus containing an enhancer copy number variation (enCNV; deletion) located approximately 400Kb upstream to IGFBP5, which overlaps an intergenic ERα-bound enhancer that loops to the IGFBP5 promoter. The enCNV is correlated with modified ERα binding and monoallelic-repression of IGFBP5 following oestrogen treatment. We investigated the association of enCNV genotype with breast cancer in 1,182 cases and 1,362 controls, and replicate our findings in an independent set of 62,533 cases and 60,966 controls from 41 case control studies and 11 GWAS. We report a dose-dependent inverse association of 2q35 enCNV genotype (percopy OR = 0.68 95%CI 0.55-0.83, P = 0.0002; replication OR = 0.77 95% CI 0.73-0.82, P = 2.1 × 10-19) and identify 13 additional linked variants (r2 > 0.8) in the 20Kb linkage block containing the enCNV (P = 3.2 × 10-15 - 5.6 × 10-17). These associations were independent of previously reported 2q35 variants, rs13387042/rs4442975 and rs16857609, and were stronger for ER-positive than ER-negative disease. Together, these results suggest that 2q35 breast cancer risk loci may be mediating their effect through IGFBP5.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 2/genética , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Proteína 5 de Ligação a Fator de Crescimento Semelhante à Insulina/genética , Deleção de Sequência , Adulto , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Adulto Jovem
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Cancer Discov ; 6(9): 1052-67, 2016 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27432226

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UNLABELLED: Breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers are hormone-related and may have a shared genetic basis, but this has not been investigated systematically by genome-wide association (GWA) studies. Meta-analyses combining the largest GWA meta-analysis data sets for these cancers totaling 112,349 cases and 116,421 controls of European ancestry, all together and in pairs, identified at P < 10(-8) seven new cross-cancer loci: three associated with susceptibility to all three cancers (rs17041869/2q13/BCL2L11; rs7937840/11q12/INCENP; rs1469713/19p13/GATAD2A), two breast and ovarian cancer risk loci (rs200182588/9q31/SMC2; rs8037137/15q26/RCCD1), and two breast and prostate cancer risk loci (rs5013329/1p34/NSUN4; rs9375701/6q23/L3MBTL3). Index variants in five additional regions previously associated with only one cancer also showed clear association with a second cancer type. Cell-type-specific expression quantitative trait locus and enhancer-gene interaction annotations suggested target genes with potential cross-cancer roles at the new loci. Pathway analysis revealed significant enrichment of death receptor signaling genes near loci with P < 10(-5) in the three-cancer meta-analysis. SIGNIFICANCE: We demonstrate that combining large-scale GWA meta-analysis findings across cancer types can identify completely new risk loci common to breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. We show that the identification of such cross-cancer risk loci has the potential to shed new light on the shared biology underlying these hormone-related cancers. Cancer Discov; 6(9); 1052-67. ©2016 AACR.This article is highlighted in the In This Issue feature, p. 932.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Loci Gênicos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Feminino , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Masculino , Metanálise como Assunto , Especificidade de Órgãos/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Transdução de Sinais
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Cancer Res ; 76(15): 4546-58, 2016 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27261509

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and other carcinomas are hierarchically organized, with cancer stem cells (CSC) residing at the top of the hierarchy, where they drive tumor progression, metastasis, and chemoresistance. As CSC and non-CSC share an identical genetic background, we hypothesize that differences in epigenetics account for the striking functional differences between these two cell populations. Epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation, play an important role in maintaining pluripotency and regulating the differentiation of stem cells, but the role of DNA methylation in pancreatic CSC is obscure. In this study, we investigated the genome-wide DNA methylation profile of PDAC CSC, and we determined the importance of DNA methyltransferases for CSC maintenance and tumorigenicity. Using high-throughput methylation analysis, we discovered that sorted CSCs have a higher level of DNA methylation, regardless of the heterogeneity or polyclonality of the CSC populations present in the tumors analyzed. Mechanistically, CSC expressed higher DNMT1 levels than non-CSC. Pharmacologic or genetic targeting of DNMT1 in CSCs reduced their self-renewal and in vivo tumorigenic potential, defining DNMT1 as a candidate CSC therapeutic target. The inhibitory effect we observed was mediated in part through epigenetic reactivation of previously silenced miRNAs, in particular the miR-17-92 cluster. Together, our findings indicate that DNA methylation plays an important role in CSC biology and also provide a rationale to develop epigenetic modulators to target CSC plasticity and improve the poor outcome of PDAC patients. Cancer Res; 76(15); 4546-58. ©2016 AACR.


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Adenocarcinoma/genética , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/genética , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/antagonistas & inibidores , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Regulação para Cima
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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev ; 25(7): 1144-50, 2016 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27197286

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BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence points to the role of tumor immunologic environment on urothelial bladder cancer prognosis. This effect might be partly dependent on the host genetic context. We evaluated the association of SNPs in inflammation-related genes with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) risk-of-recurrence and risk-of-progression. METHODS: We considered 822 NMIBC included in the SBC/EPICURO Study followed-up >10 years. We selected 1,679 SNPs belonging to 251 inflammatory genes. The association of SNPs with risk-of-recurrence and risk-of-progression was assessed using Cox regression single-marker (SMM) and multimarker methods (MMM) Bayes A and Bayesian LASSO. Discriminative abilities of the models were calculated using the c index and validated with bootstrap cross-validation procedures. RESULTS: While no SNP was found to be associated with risk-of-recurrence using SMM, three SNPs in TNIP1, CD5, and JAK3 showed very strong association with posterior probabilities >90% using MMM. Regarding risk-of-progression, one SNP in CD3G was significantly associated using SMM (HR, 2.69; P = 1.55 × 10(-5)) and two SNPs in MASP1 and AIRE, showed a posterior probability ≥80% with MMM. Validated discriminative abilities of the models without and with the SNPs were 58.4% versus 60.5% and 72.1% versus 72.8% for risk-of-recurrence and risk-of-progression, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Using innovative analytic approaches, we demonstrated that SNPs in inflammatory-related genes were associated with NMIBC prognosis and that they improve the discriminative ability of prognostic clinical models for NMIBC. IMPACT: This study provides proof of concept for the joint effect of genetic variants in improving the discriminative ability of clinical prognostic models. The approach may be extended to other diseases. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 25(7); 1144-50. ©2016 AACR.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma de Células de Transição/genética , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/genética , Idoso , Teorema de Bayes , Carcinoma de Células de Transição/patologia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Seguimentos , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Variação Genética , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Fatores de Risco , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia
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PLoS One ; 11(5): e0153788, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27149063

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Common variation on 14q24.1, close to RAD51B, has been associated with breast cancer: rs999737 and rs2588809 with the risk of female breast cancer and rs1314913 with the risk of male breast cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of RAD51B variants in breast cancer predisposition, particularly in the context of familial breast cancer in Finland. We sequenced the coding region of RAD51B in 168 Finnish breast cancer patients from the Helsinki region for identification of possible recurrent founder mutations. In addition, we studied the known rs999737, rs2588809, and rs1314913 SNPs and RAD51B haplotypes in 44,791 breast cancer cases and 43,583 controls from 40 studies participating in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC) that were genotyped on a custom chip (iCOGS). We identified one putatively pathogenic missense mutation c.541C>T among the Finnish cancer patients and subsequently genotyped the mutation in additional breast cancer cases (n = 5259) and population controls (n = 3586) from Finland and Belarus. No significant association with breast cancer risk was seen in the meta-analysis of the Finnish datasets or in the large BCAC dataset. The association with previously identified risk variants rs999737, rs2588809, and rs1314913 was replicated among all breast cancer cases and also among familial cases in the BCAC dataset. The most significant association was observed for the haplotype carrying the risk-alleles of all the three SNPs both among all cases (odds ratio (OR): 1.15, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.11-1.19, P = 8.88 x 10-16) and among familial cases (OR: 1.24, 95% CI: 1.16-1.32, P = 6.19 x 10-11), compared to the haplotype with the respective protective alleles. Our results suggest that loss-of-function mutations in RAD51B are rare, but common variation at the RAD51B region is significantly associated with familial breast cancer risk.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/fisiologia , Feminino , Finlândia , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Técnicas de Genotipagem , Haplótipos/genética , Heterozigoto , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto
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