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Actas Urol Esp. 2013 May;37(5):259-65. doi: 10.1016/j.acuro.2012.04.007. Epub 2012 Dec 13.

Study on bladder cancer susceptibility and genetic polymorphisms of XPC, XPG, and CYP in smokers and non-smokers.

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  • 1Servicio de Urología, Hospital Huashan, Universidad de Fudan, Shanghai, China.



To investigate the gene susceptibility of bladder cancer and potential relation with smoking.


An analysis of SNPs were conducted among DNA repair genes of XPC, XPG, XRCC1, and six members of metabolic enzyme gene CYP 450 via TaqMan Probe-based polymerase chain reaction. A total of 130 patients with bladder cancer and 304 healthy controls were involved.


Polymorphisms of XPC gene was related to bladder cancer. It was also related to smoking status in bladder cancer patients, as well as to tumour stage, male gender and older age. The XPG gene polymorphism was also related to bladder cancer yet it was prevalent in female non-smokers. No association was acquired for XRCC1 gene. The combination of more than 2 polymorphisms in DNA repair genes was associated with bladder cancer. No association was obtained in any of the metabolic enzyme gene of CYP450 with either bladder cancer or smoking status.


DNA repair genes XPC and XPG could be related to carcinogenesis and tumour progression of bladder cancer. Confirmation within larger population was warranted.

Copyright © 2012 AEU. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

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