J Cancer 2018; 9(4):726-735. doi:10.7150/jca.20643

Research Paper

GSTP1 Ile105Val polymorphism might be associated with the risk of radiation pneumonitis among lung cancer patients in Chinese population: A prospective study

Lehui Du*, Wei Yu*, Xiang Huang*, Nana Zhao, Fang Liu, Fang tong, Sujing Zhang, Baolong Niu, Xiaoliang Liu, Shouping Xu, Yurong Huang, Xiangkun Dai, Chuanbin Xie, Gaoxiang Chen, Xiaohu Cong, Baolin Qu

Department of Radiation Oncology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, 100853, P.R. China.
*Leihui Du, Wei Yu and Xiang Huang contributed equally to this paper.

Abstract

Background: Growing data suggest that DNA damage repair and detoxification pathways play crucial roles in radiation-induced toxicities. To determine whether common functional single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes from these pathways can be used as predictors of radiation pneumonitis (RP), we conducted a prospective study to evaluate the associations between functional SNPs and risk of RP.

Methods: We recruited a total of 149 lung cancer patients who had received intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). GSTP1 and XRCC1 were genotyped using the SurPlexTM-xTAG method in all patients. RP events were prospectively scored using the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), version 4.0. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to determine the cumulative probability of RP of grade ≥ 2. Cox proportional hazard regression was performed to identify clinical variables and SNPs associated with risk of RP grade ≥ 2, using univariate and multivariate analysis, respectively.

Results: With a median follow-up of 9 months, the incidence of RP of grade ≥ 2 was 38.3%. A predicting role in RP was observed for the GSTP1 SNP (adjusted hazard ratio 3.543; 95% CI 1.770-7.092; adjusted P< 0.001 for the Ile/Val and Val/Val genotypes versus Ile/Ile genotype). Whereas, we found that patients with XRCC1 399Arg/Gln and Gln/Gln genotypes had a lower risk of RP compares with those carrying Arg/Arg genotype (adjusted HR 0.653; 95% CI 0.342-1.245), but with no statistical significance observed (adjusted P = 0.195).

Conclusions: Our results suggested a novel association between GSTP1 SNP 105Ile/Val and risk of RP development, which suggests the potential use of this genetic polymorphism as a predictor of RP. In addition, genetic polymorphisms of XRCC1 399Arg/Gln may also be associated with RP.

Keywords: Radiation pneumonitis, Genetic polymorphism, GSTP1, XRCC1, Lung cancer

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Du L, Yu W, Huang X, Zhao N, Liu F, tong F, Zhang S, Niu B, Liu X, Xu S, Huang Y, Dai X, Xie C, Chen G, Cong X, Qu B. GSTP1 Ile105Val polymorphism might be associated with the risk of radiation pneumonitis among lung cancer patients in Chinese population: A prospective study. J Cancer 2018; 9(4):726-735. doi:10.7150/jca.20643. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v09p0726.htm