Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, but its etiology is still unclear. Superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2) plays an essential role in oxidative stress and may be involved in the development of lung cancer. The association between SOD2 C47T polymorphism and lung cancer risk has been widely investigated, but the results of previous studies are contradictory. We conducted a meta-analysis to comprehensively assess the association between SOD2 C47T polymorphism and lung cancer. The association was estimated by odds ratio (OR) with 95 % confidence interval (95 % CI). A total of 10 studies with 5,146 cases and 6,173 controls were identified. The results showed that SOD2 C47T polymorphism was significantly associated with lung cancer (T versus C: OR = 0.88, 95 % CI = 0.83–0.93, P < 0.001; TT versus CC: OR = 0.74, 95 % CI = 0.66–0.83, P < 0.001; TT versus CC/CT: OR = 0.81, 95 % CI = 0.73–0.89, P < 0.001). Subgroup analysis by ethnicity suggested that SOD2 C47T polymorphism was significantly associated with lung cancer in both East Asians and Caucasians. Conclusively, this meta-analysis strongly suggests that SOD2 C47T polymorphism is significantly associated with lung cancer.
Lung cancer SOD2 Polymorphism
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This work was supported in part by the grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81300015, GS Zhang) and Qianjiang Talent Program (No. 2013R10050, GS Zhang) of Zhejiang Province, China.
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