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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 27-34, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892550

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Even though prostate cancer (PCa) has good prognosis, there is a discrepancy in the risk among ethnic groups, with high morbidity in African American men. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in interleukin 10 (IL-10) have been associated with inflammation and cancer risk. We investigated the association of five SNPs in the IL-10 promoter with clinical features such as Gleason score and smoking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 413 DNA samples were obtained from a nested case-control study of African American males who were genotyped for 5 SNPs utilizing pyrosequencing. Multiple and binary logistic regression models were applied to analyze the clinical and genotypic data. RESULTS: rs12122923 and rs1800871 were associated with PCa risk. Smoking was also found to increase the risk of PCa by 1.6-fold. rs1800893 was found to be associated with lower grades for prostate cancer. CONCLUSION: IL-10 promoter polymorphisms might be a risk factor for PCa development in smoking subjects and PCa progression.


Assuntos
Afro-Americanos/genética , Interleucina-10/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Neoplasias da Próstata/etiologia , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Idoso , Alelos , Biomarcadores , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Genótipo , Haplótipos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Neoplasias da Próstata/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco
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Cancer Genomics Proteomics ; 15(3): 185-191, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29695400

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in US males. African American men have higher incidence and mortality rates than European Americans. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms are associated with PCa. We hypothesized haplotypes inferred from these SNPs are also associated with PCa. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We genotyped SNPs in a case-control admixture mapping study. SNP haplotypes inferred for 157 PCa cases and 150 controls were used in the regression analysis. RESULTS: We found an association between "GTCCC", "ATTCT", and "ACCCC" haplotypes and PCa after ancestry adjustment (OR=3.62, 95%CI=1.42-9.21, p=0.0070; OR=7.89, 95%CI=2.36-26.31, p=0.0008; OR=4.34, 95%CI=1.75-10.78, p=0.0016). The rs615382 variant disrupts the recombination signal binding protein with immunoglobulin kappa J binding site in Rac GTPase activating protein 1 (RACGAP1). CONCLUSION: Disruption of notch 1 mediated-repression of RACGAP1 may contribute to PCa in African Americans.


Assuntos
Afro-Americanos/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico/métodos , Proteínas Ativadoras de GTPase/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Receptor Notch1/genética , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 35(7): 3811-9, 2015 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26124326

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Several studies reported that patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) experienced a 10% increased incidence of prostate cancer (PCa) after the first 5 years of diagnosis. We investigated the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter of Serine Protease Inhibitor Kazal Type 1 (SPINK1) and the increased risk of BPH and PCa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We genotyped three SNPs in a cases-control study, including BPH and PCa cases. Multiple logistic regression models were applied to analyze clinical and genotypic data. RESULTS: We found an inverse association between SNP rs10035432 and BPH under the log-additive (p=0.007) model. No association was found between these SNPs and PCa risk. However, we observed a possible association between rs1432982 and lower-grade PCa (p=0.05) under the recessive model. CONCLUSION: SPINK1 promoter variants are likely to be associated with the risk of BPH.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Hiperplasia Prostática/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Antígeno Prostático Específico/genética , Risco , Inibidor da Tripsina Pancreática de Kazal
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Nat Sci (Irvine) ; 6(15): 1228-1231, 2014 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25705560

RESUMO

The human genome is a complex, dynamic information system that encodes principles of life and living systems. These principles are incorporated in the structure of human genome sequence variation and are foundational for the continuity of life and human survival. Using first principles of thermodynamics and statistical physics, we have developed analogous "genodynamic tools" for population genomic studies. Characterizing genomic information through the lens of physics has allowed us to develop energy measures for modeling genome-environment interactions. In developing biophysical parameters for genome-environment homeostasis, we found that stable genomic free energy trades off low genomic energy (genomic conservation and increased order) and high genomic entropy (genomic variation) with an environmental potential that drives the variation. In our approach, we assert that common variants are dynamic sites in the genome of a population and that the stability of whole genome adaptation is reflected in the frequencies of maintained diversity in common variants for the population in its environment. In this paper, we address the relativity of whole genome adaptation towards homeostasis. By this we mean that adaptive forces are directly reflected in the frequency distribution of alleles and/or haplotypes of the population relative to its environment, with adaptive forces driving the genome towards homeostasis. The use of genomic energy units as a biophysical metric in DNA sequence variation analyses provides new insights into the foundations of population biology and diversity. Using our biophysical tools, population differences directly reflect the adaptive influences of the environment on populations.

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Adv Biosci Biotechnol ; 5(7): 623-626, 2014 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25635233

RESUMO

Nested in the environment of the nucleus of the cell, the 23 sets of chromosomes that comprise the human genome function as one integrated whole system, orchestrating the expression of thousands of genes underlying the biological characteristics of the cell, individual and the species. The extraction of meaningful information from this complex data set depends crucially upon the lens through which the data are examined. We present a biophysical perspective on genomic information encoded in single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and introduce metrics for modeling information encoded in the genome. Information, like energy, is considered to be a conserved physical property of the universe. The information structured in SNPs describes the adaptation of a human population to a given environment. The maintained order measured by the information content is associated with entropies, energies, and other state variables for a dynamic system in homeostasis. "Genodynamics" characterizes the state variables for genomic populations that are stable under stochastic environmental stresses. The determination of allelic energies allows the parameterization of specific environmental influences upon individual alleles across populations. The environment drives population-based genome variation. From this vantage point, the genome is modeled as a complex, dynamic information system defined by patterns of SNP alleles and SNP haplotypes.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25642351

RESUMO

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) represent an important type of dynamic sites within the human genome. These common variants often locally correlate within more complex multi-SNP haploblocks that are maintained throughout generations in a stable population. Information encoded in the structure of SNPs and SNP haploblock variation can be characterized through a normalized information content metric. Genodynamics is being developed as the analogous "thermodynamics" characterizing the state variables for genomic populations that are stable under stochastic environmental stresses. Since living systems have not been found to develop in the absence of environmental influences, this paper describes the analogous genomic free energy metrics in a given environment. SNP haploblocks were constructed by Haploview v4.2 for five chromosomes from phase III HapMap data, and the genomic state variables for each chromosome were calculated. An in silico analysis was performed on SNP haploblocks with the lowest genomic energy measures. Highly favorable genomic energy measures were found to correlate with highly conserved SNP haploblocks. Moreover, the most conserved haploblocks were associated with an evolutionarily conserved regulatory element and domain.

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J Comput Biol Bioinform Res ; 4(2): 15-22, 2012 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24478921

RESUMO

The 21st century emergence of genomic medicine is shifting the paradigm in biomedical science from the population phenotype to the individual genotype. In characterizing the biology of disease and health disparities in population genetics, human populations are often defined by the most common alleles in the group. This definition poses difficulties when categorizing individuals in the population who do not have the most common allele(s). Various epidemiological studies have shown an association between common genomic variation, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), and common diseases. We hypothesize that information encoded in the structure of SNP haploblock variation in the human leukocyte antigen-disease related (HLA-DR) region of the genome illumines molecular pathways and cellular mechanisms involved in the regulation of host adaptation to the environment. In this paper we describe the development and application of the normalized information content (NIC) as a novel metric based on SNP haploblock variation. The NIC facilitates translation of biochemical DNA sequence variation into a biophysical quantity derived from Boltzmann's canonical ensemble in statistical physics and used widely in information theory. Our normalization of this information metric allows for comparisons of unlike, or even unrelated, regions of the genome. We report here NIC values calculated for HLA-DR SNP haploblocks constructed by Haploview, a product of the International Haplotype Map Project. These haploblocks were scanned for potential regulatory elements using ConSite and miRBase, publicly available bioinformatics tools. We found that all of the haploblocks with statistically low NIC values contained putative transcription factor binding sites and microRNA motifs, suggesting correlation with genomic regulation. Thus, we were able to relate a mathematical measure of information content in HLA-DR SNP haploblocks to biologically relevant functional knowledge embedded in the structure of DNA sequence variation. We submit that NIC may be useful in analyzing the regulation of molecular pathways involved in host adaptation to environmental pathogens and in decoding the functional significance of common variation in the human genome.

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PLoS One ; 6(2): e16044, 2011 Feb 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21358824

RESUMO

Prostate cancer (PCa) is a complex disease that disproportionately affects African Americans and other individuals of African descent. A number of regions across the genome have been associated to PCa, most of them with moderate effects. A few studies have reported chromosomal changes on 12p and 12q that occur during the onset and development of PCa but to date no consistent association of the disease with chromosome 12 polymorphic variation has been identified. In order to unravel genetic risk factors that underlie PCa health disparities we investigated chromosome 12 using ancestry informative markers (AIMs), which allow us to distinguish genomic regions of European or West African origin, and tested them for association with PCa. Additional SNPs were genotyped in those areas where significant signals of association were detected. The strongest signal was discovered at the SNP rs12827748, located upstream of the PAWR gene, a tumor suppressor, which is amply expressed in the prostate. The most frequent allele in Europeans was the risk allele among African Americans. We also examined vitamin D related genes, VDR and CYP27B1, and found a significant association of PCa with the TaqI polymorphism (rs731236) in the former. Although our results warrant further investigation we have uncovered a genetic susceptibility factor for PCa in a likely candidate by means of an approach that takes advantage of the differential contribution of parental groups to an admixed population.


Assuntos
Afro-Americanos/genética , Carcinoma/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 12 , Loci Gênicos , Predisposição Genética para Doença/etnologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , África Ocidental/etnologia , Idoso , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Carcinoma/etnologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Cromossomos Humanos Par 12/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Próstata/etnologia
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Prostate ; 70(3): 262-9, 2010 Feb 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-19830784

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: African American men have the highest rates of prostate cancer worldwide, and immunogenetic studies suggest that people of African descent have increased susceptibility to diseases of inflammation. Since genetic susceptibility is an etiological factor in prostate cancer, we hypothesize that sequence variants in the promoter region of the CD14 gene that regulate inflammation may modify individual susceptibility to this disease. METHODS: The CD14 promoter was screened for single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using dHPLC. One variant, -260 C>T (rs2569190), was genotyped via restriction digest in all study participants (264 cases and 188 controls). The association of disease status and the polymorphism was analyzed by unconditional logistic regression. Odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated, stratifying by ethnicity and adjusting for age. Two-sided P-values of < or =0.05 were considered as statistically significant. RESULTS: Eleven variants (four novel) were identified in the promoter region of CD14. A marginal association between the C genotypes (C/C + C/T) and prostate cancer was found (P = 0.07). When stratified by age, among men > or =55 years of age, the C genotypes were significantly associated with prostate cancer (P < 0.05). When stratified by self-reported ethnicity, African American males who had the C genotypes were at a higher risk for prostate cancer (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to show an association between the C genotypes of the CD14 (-260) variant and prostate cancer which supports the hypothesis that genetic variation in the inflammatory process can contribute to prostate cancer susceptibility in African American men.


Assuntos
Afro-Americanos/genética , Receptores de Lipopolissacarídeos/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Doença Crônica , Frequência do Gene , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Imunidade Inata/genética , Inflamação/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Modelos Genéticos , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas
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Prostate ; 66(5): 546-56, 2006 Apr 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-16372334

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: The E-cadherin (CDH1) gene has been implicated in prostate cancer (PCA) risk, however, the exact mechanism is unknown. Several polymorphisms, such as the C/A variant -160 base pairs from the transcription start site, in the CDH1 gene promoter region have been associated with cancer risk, mainly in European descent populations. METHODS: We screened the entire coding region and 3.0 kilobases of the CDH1 promoter for polymorphisms in 48 African Americans using dHPLC. Twenty-one (21) polymorphisms were observed. Four polymorphisms, including -160C/A, were genotyped in a genetic association study using incident PCA cases (N = 427) and unaffected controls (N = 337) of similar age from three different ethnic groups consisting of African Americans, Jamaicans, and European Americans. RESULTS: We observed a significantly higher frequency of the -160A allele among European American PCA patients (27.5%) compared to the control group (19.7%) (P = 0.04). More importantly, among men of European ancestry under the age of 65 who possess the -160 A allele there was over three times increased risk for prostate cancer (P = 0.05). Also, the AACT haplotype bearing the -160A allele was significantly associated with PCA in European Americans (P = 0.04). CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that CDH1 likely is a low-penetrant PCA susceptibility gene, however, population differences in linkage disequilibrium within the CDH1 gene region may influence the effect of susceptibility alleles such as -160A.


Assuntos
Caderinas/genética , Polimorfismo Genético , Neoplasias da Próstata/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Afro-Americanos/genética , Idoso , Éxons , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Íntrons , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Antígeno Prostático Específico/sangue , Neoplasias da Próstata/sangue , Fatores de Risco , Deleção de Sequência , Estados Unidos
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