l Role of glutathione S-transferase M1, T1 and P1 gene polymorphisms in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia susceptibility in a Turkish population

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Guven M. , Unal S., Erhan D., Ozdemir N., Baris S. , Celkan T., ...Daha Fazla

META GENE, cilt.5, ss.115-119, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


The variations between different individuals in the xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes' activity were shown to modify susceptibility to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Polymorphisms associated with genes coding for the glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzyme were known to affect themetabolism of different carcinogens. The aimof this study was to evaluate the influence of the GSTM1 and GSTT1 deletion polymorphisms, and the GSTP1 Ile105Val single nucleotide polymorphism(SNP) on the susceptibility to childhood ALL. The studywas conducted in 95 children with ALL and 190 healthy control subjects from the Turkish population. The data revealed no difference in the prevalence of the GSTM1 and GSTT1 null genotypes between the childhood ALL patients and the controls. No association was found between GSTP1 Ile105Val variants and the susceptibility to childhood ALL, separately or in combination. Our findings suggested that the status of heritable GST polymorphism might not influence the risk of developing childhood ALL. Studies with a larger sample size are needed to evaluate and confirm the validity of our results. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license