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Genetic polymorphisms of <i>XRCC1</i>, <i>HOGG1</i> and <i>MGMT</i> and micronucleus occurrence in Chinese vinyl chloride-exposed workers

Qi Wang, Fang Ji, Yuan Sun, Yu-Lan Qiu, Wei Wang, Fen Wu, Wen-bin Miao, Yongliang Li, Paul W. Brandt-Rauf and Zhao-lin Xia

in Carcinogenesis

Volume 31, issue 6, pages 1068-1073
Published in print June 2010 | ISSN: 0143-3334
Published online April 2010 | e-ISSN: 1460-2180 | DOI:
Genetic polymorphisms of XRCC1, HOGG1 and MGMT and micronucleus occurrence in Chinese vinyl chloride-exposed workers

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In this study, a group of 313 workers occupationally exposed to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and 141 normal unexposed referents were examined for chromosomal damage using the cytokinesis-blocked micronucleus (CBMN) assay in peripheral lymphocytes. We explored the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of XRCC1 (Arg194Trp, Arg280His and Arg399Gln), MGMT(Leu84Phe) and hOGG1 (Ser326Cys) and susceptibility of chromosomal damage induced by VCM. Polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism techniques were used to detect polymorphisms in XRCC1, hOGG1 and MGMT. It was found that the micronuclei (MN) frequency of exposed workers (4.86 ± 2.80)‰ was higher than that of the control group (1.22 ± 1.24)‰ (P < 0.01). Increased susceptibility to chromosomal damage as evidenced by higher MN frequency was found in workers with hOGG1 326 Ser/Cys genotype [frequency ratio (FR) = 1.21, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.02–1.46; P < 0.05], XRCC1 194 Arg/Trp (FR = 1.12, 95% CI: 1.00–1.25; P < 0.05) and XRCC1 280 Arg/His and His/His genotypes (FR = 1.12, 95% CI 1.00–1.26, P < 0.05). Moreover, among susceptibility diplotypes, CGA/CAG carriers had more risk of MN frequency compared with individuals with wild-type CGG/CGG (FR = 1.67, 95% CI: 1.19–2.23; P < 0.05). MN frequency also increased significantly with age in the exposed group (FR = 1.13, 95% CI: 1.00–1.28; P < 0.05). Thus, CB-MN was a sensitive index of early damage among VCM-exposed workers. Genotype XRCC1 Arg194Trp, Arg280His, hOGG1 Ser326Cys, diplotype CGA/CAG and higher age may have an impact on the chromosome damage induced by VCM

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Subjects: Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

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