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Biochem Genet. 2011 Feb;49(1-2):73-82. doi: 10.1007/s10528-010-9386-4. Epub 2010 Oct 8.

Lack of association of the N-acetyltransferase NAT1*10 allele with prostate cancer incidence, grade, or stage among smokers in Finland.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, 505 S. Hancock St., Louisville, KY 40292, USA. lrkidd01@louisville.edu

Abstract

Genetic variations in xenobiotic metabolizing genes can influence susceptibility to many environmentally induced cancers. Inheritance of the N-acetyltransferase 1 allele (NAT1*10), linked with increased metabolic activation of pro-carcinogens, is associated with an increased susceptibility to many cancers in which cigarette- or meat-derived carcinogens have been implicated in their etiology. The role of NAT1*10 in prostate cancer is under studied. Although cigarette smoking is not considered a risk factor for prostate cancer, a recent review suggests it may play a role in disease progression. Consequently, we examined the association of NAT1*10 with prostate cancer risk, grade, and stage among 400 Finnish male smokers using a case-control study design. Following genotyping of 206 patients and 196 healthy controls, our results do not support the role of NAT1*10 in relation to prostate cancer risk (OR = 1.28; 95% CI, 0.66-2.47), aggressive disease (OR = 0.58; 95% CI, 0.13-2.67), or advanced disease (OR = 1.19; 95% CI, 0.49-2.91).

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PMCID:
PMC3155982
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