Effect of IL-1β and TNF-α polymorphisms on the prognosis and survival of gastric cancer patients

Tomomitsu Tahara, Tomoyuki Shibata, Masakatsu Nakamura, Hiromi Yamashita, Daisuke Yoshioka, Masaaki Okubo, Joh Yonemura, Yoshiteru Maeda, Naoko Maruyama, Toshiaki Kamano, Yoshio Kamiya, Hiroshi Fujita, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Masami Iwata, Ichiro Hirata, Tomiyasu Arisawa

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So far, a number of association studies have focused on the effect of polymorphisms in IL-1β and TNF-α genes on the susceptibility to gastric cancer (GC). Here, we evaluate the possible association between common polymorphisms in the IL-1β and TNF-α genes with various clinicopathological characteristics, including overall survival of GC patients. Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was performed for IL-1β-31(T[C) and IL-1β-511(C[T) and TNF-α-857 (C[T) polymorphisms in 130 GC patients. IL-1β-31CC and IL-1β-511TT genotypes held a significantly lower risk of lymphatic invasion (IL-1β-31CC vs. others: Adjusted OR = 0.39, 95% CI = 0.15-0.96, P = 0.04, IL-1β-511TT vs. others: adjusted OR = 0.23, 95% CI = 0.08-0.67, P = 0.007). The IL-1β- 31CC and IL-1β-511TT genotypes were weakly associated with reduced risk of venous invasion (IL-1β-31CC vs. others: adjusted OR = 0.35, 95% CI = 0.12-1.05, P = 0.06, IL-1β-511TT vs. others: adjusted OR = 0.32, 95% CI = 0.08-1.20, P = 0.09). The IL-1β-511TT genotype was also weakly associated with reduced risk of lymph node metastasis (IL-1β-511TT vs. others: adjusted OR = 0.42, 95% CI = 0.17-1.04, P = 0.06). When the TNF-α-857CT and TNF-α-857-TT genotypes were considered as T carrier, the patients with TNF-α-857T carrier showed significantly better overall survival than patients with CC genotype (P = 0.011). GC patients who have both IL-1β-31 CC and IL-1β-511 TT genotypes and have at least one of protective genotypes (IL-1β-31 CC, IL-1β-511 TT, TNF-α-857 T carrier) were also associated with better prognostic factors, such as lymphatic and venous invasion better survival. IL-1β-31CC, IL-1β-511TT genotype, and TNF-α-857T carrier may have protective effect against GC progression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalClinical and Experimental Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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