MDM2 SNP309 (rs2279744) and p53 Codon Arg72Pro (rs1042522) SNP in Cervical Carcinogenesis


To investigate the association between polymorphisms (SNP) in the p53 and murine double minute 2 homolog (MDM2) promoter 309 in cervical carcinogenesis. SNP at p53 codon 72 polymorphisms and MDM2 promoter 309 (T/G) together with human papillomavirus (HPV) types were examined in a total of 187 cervical smear samples using real time PCR. 27 cases with HPV types 16 and/or 18 had significantly higher frequency of the TG + GG genotype and G allele than 56 with other types of high-risk HPV (P = 0.0136). 48 cases with HPV types 52 and/or 58 had significantly higher frequency of the TG + GG genotype and G allele than 56 with other types of high-risk HPV (P = 0.001). Our studies have demonstrated that the frequency of G allele in MDM2 promoter 309 increased from LSIL to HSIL and that there was an increased OR for G allele in HSIL cases with high-risk HPV types including 52 and 58. It is known that geographically different oncogenic HPV types 52 and 58 are more prevalent than 16 and 18 in a Japanese population.

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Nunobiki, O. , Sawada, H. and Ueda, M. (2014) MDM2 SNP309 (rs2279744) and p53 Codon Arg72Pro (rs1042522) SNP in Cervical Carcinogenesis. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 5, 617-622. doi: 10.4236/abb.2014.57072.

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