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Genotyp des GNB3-C825T-Polymorphismus

Risikofaktor für die Entwicklung und den Verlauf eines Prostatakarzinoms?

Genotype of the GNB3 C825T polymorphism

A risk factor for the development and course of prostate cancer?

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Die G-Protein-gekoppelte Signaltransduktion spielt eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Pathophysiologie der Metastasierung. In Position 825 des Gens der G-Proteinuntereinheit Gβ3 wurde ein C/T-Polymorphismus detektiert und der Genotyp dieses Polymorphismus konnte als Risikofaktor für die Progression einzelner Tumoren identifiziert werden.

Material und Methoden

Bei 235 Patienten mit einem Prostatakarzinom und 111 gesunden Kontrollprobanden wurde eine Genotypisierung im GNB3-C825T-Polymorphismus durch Polymerasekettenreaktion und Restriktionsfragmentanalyse durchgeführt. Bei 197 Patienten wurde der klinische Verlauf der Erkrankung aufgearbeitet.


Es ließen sich keine Unterschiede in den Genotypenverteilungen im Kollektiv der Tumorpatienten und dem Kontrollkollektiv feststellen (Odds-RatioCT/TT=0,94; 95%-KI=0,58–1,51; p=0,82). Es ergab sich kein Hinweis auf einen Zusammenhang zwischen dem Risiko für eine Progression und dem GNB3-C825T-Genotyp (Hazard-RatioCT/TT=0,77; 95%-KI=0,44–1,37; p=0,38). Auch in der Gruppe der Patienten mit dem Tumorstadium ≤pT2N0M0, die radikal prostatektomiert wurden, bestätigten sich diese Ergebnisse.


Die hier vorgestellten Daten sprechen gegen eine Assoziation des Genotyps im GNB3-C825T-Polymorphismus und dem Risiko für die Entwicklung und die Progression eines Prostatakarzinoms.



G protein-mediated signal transduction plays a key role in pathways of metastasis. A C/T polymorphism (dbSNP rs5443) at position 825 of the GNB3 gene has been described. Previous studies demonstrated an association between the GNB3 C825T genotype and different cancer entities.

Patients and methods

In this report genotyping for this marker was performed in 235 prostate cancer patients and 111 healthy control subjects. Clinical follow-up data were available for a subset of 197 patients.


Neither significant evidence for differences in genotype distributions between the prostate cancer cases and controls (odds ratio CT/TT=0.94, 95% CI 0.58–1.51, p=.82) nor evidence for genotype differences in e.g. progression-free survival in the subset of patients was observable (hazard ratio CT/TT=0.77, 95% CI 0.44–1.37, p=.38). Similar results were obtained in the subgroup of patients with primary tumor stage ≤ pT2 N0 M0 undergoing radical prostatectomy.


Our data do not support an association between prostate cancer and the genotype of the GNB3 C825T polymorphism. This finding might either indicate a much smaller genetic effect undetectable with the given sample size or a possible hormone dependence of the disease superimposed on the potential effect of the GNB3 C825T genotype.

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Eisenhardt, A., Scherag, A., Kempin, M. et al. Genotyp des GNB3-C825T-Polymorphismus. Urologe 50, 1137 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00120-011-2621-8

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  • GNB3-C825T-Polymorphismus
  • Genetischer Marker
  • Genotypisierung
  • Risikofaktor
  • Prostatakarzinom


  • GNB3 C825T polymorphism
  • Genetic marker
  • Genotyping
  • Risk factor
  • Prostate cancer