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Analysis of autophagy gene polymorphisms in Spanish patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

AuthorsFernández-Mateos, Javier; Seijas-Tamayo, Raquel; Adansa Klain, Juan Carlos; Pastor Borgoñón, Miguel; Pérez-Ruiz, Elisabeth; Mesía, Ricard; Barco, Elvira del; Salvador Coloma, Carmen; Rueda Dominguez, Antonio; Caballero Daroqui, Javier; Fernández-Ruiz, Encarnación; Cruz, Juan Jesús; González-Sarmiento, Rogelio
Issue Date2017
PublisherNature Publishing Group
CitationScientific Reports 7(1): 6887 (2017)
AbstractHead and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth cancer on incidence worldwide. Tobacco and alcohol consumption are the most classical risk factors associated with its development. Autophagy process has a dual effect both in tumourigenesis and tumour suppressing activity. To investigate the importance of this pathway in HNSCC susceptibility, a risk factor matched case-control association study was performed with four candidate polymorphisms in autophagy genes (ATG2B, ATG5, ATG10, ATG16L1). We found an association between the variant in ATG10 rs1864183 and a higher susceptibility to develop laryngeal cancer, ATG2B rs3759601 and pharyngeal cancer and ATG16L1 rs2241880 and oral carcinoma. ATG5 rs2245214 SNP was not associated with any location. Overall, our results indicate the importance of the autophagy pathway in the susceptibility of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and demonstrate the heterogeneity between its locations encompassed under a single terminology.
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07270-0
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/169256
Identifiersdoi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07270-0
e-issn: 2045-2322
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