Tumor Biology

, Volume 36, Issue 12, pp 9457–9463 | Cite as

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of hOGG1 and XRCC1 DNA repair genes and the risk of ovarian cancer in Polish women

  • Magdalena M. Michalska
  • Dariusz Samulak
  • Hanna Romanowicz
  • Jan Bieńkiewicz
  • Maciej Sobkowski
  • Krzysztof Ciesielski
  • Beata Smolarz
Research Article


The aim of this study was to determine single nucleotide polymorphisms in hOGG1 (Ser326Cys (rs13181)) and XRCC1 (Arg194Trp (rs1799782)) genes, respectively, and to identify the correlation between them and the overall risk, grading and staging of ovarian cancer in Polish women. Our study comprised 720 patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 720 healthy controls. The genotype analysis of hOGG1 and XRCC1 polymorphisms was performed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Odds ratios (OR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI) for each genotype and allele were calculated. Results revealed an association between hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and the incidence of ovarian cancer. Variant Cys allele of hOGG1 increased the overall cancer risk (OR 2.89; 95 % CI 2.47–3.38; p < .0001). Moreover, ovarian cancer grading remained in a relationship with both analysed polymorphisms; G1 tumours presented increased frequencies of hOGG1 Cys/Cys homozygotes (OR 18.33; 95 % CI 9.38–35.81; p < .0001) and XRCC1 Trp/Trp homozygotes (OR 20.50; 95 % CI 10.17–41.32; p < .0001). Furthermore, G1 ovarian cancers displayed an overrepresentation of Cys and Trp allele. In conclusion, hOGG1 Ser326Cys and XRCC1 Arg194Trp polymorphisms may be regarded as risk factors of ovarian cancer.


Ovarian cancer hOGG1 XRCC1 Polymorphism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena M. Michalska
    • 1
  • Dariusz Samulak
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hanna Romanowicz
    • 3
  • Jan Bieńkiewicz
    • 4
  • Maciej Sobkowski
    • 5
  • Krzysztof Ciesielski
    • 6
  • Beata Smolarz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyRegional Hospital in KaliszKaliszPoland
  2. 2.Cathedral of Mother’s and Child’s HealthPoznan University of Medical SciencesPoznańPoland
  3. 3.Laboratory of Cancer Genetics, Department of PathologyInstitute of Polish Mother’s Memorial HospitalLodzPoland
  4. 4.Department of Surgical, Endoscopic and Oncologic GynaecologyInstitute of Polish Mother’s Memorial HospitalLodzPoland
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity HospitalPoznańPoland
  6. 6.Department of SurgeryHospital in GlownoGlownoPoland

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