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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013, Article ID 138785, 6 pages
Research Article

Association Study of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in XRCC1 Gene with Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Chinese Han Population

Department of Oncology, General Hospital of Jinan Military Region, Jinan, Shangdong 250031, China

Received 15 May 2013; Accepted 6 July 2013

Academic Editor: Chun-Ming Wong

Copyright © 2013 Jingwang Bi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most frequently causing cancer-related deaths worldwide. Previous evidence suggests that the X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 gene (XRCC1) is an important candidate gene for influencing the risk of HCC. The aim of this study was to assess the association of XRCC1 genetic polymorphisms with the risk of HCC in Chinese Han population. A total of 1314 subjects, including 651 HCC patients and 663 healthy controls, were enrolled in this case-control study. Two genetic variants (c.1254C>T and c.1517G>C) in XRCC1 gene were genotyped by created restriction site-polymerase chain reaction (CRS-PCR) and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) methods. Our data indicated that the allele and genotype frequencies of these two genetic variants were statistical difference in HCC cases and healthy controls. Association analyses suggested that these two genetic variants were statistically associated with the increased risk of HCC in all genetic models (for c.1254C>T, TT versus CC: OR = 2.30, 95% CI 1.61–3.28; CT versus CC: OR = 1.32, 95% CI 1.05–1.67; TT/CT versus CC: OR = 1.50, 95% CI 1.20–1.86; TT versus CT/CC: OR = 2.00, 95% CI 1.43–2.80; T versus C: OR = 1.47, 95% CI 1.25–1.73; for c.1517G>C, CC versus GG: OR = 1.90, 95% CI 1.34–2.69; GC versus GG: OR = 1.56, 95% CI 1.24–1.97; CC/GC versus GG: OR = 1.63, 95% CI 1.31–2.03; CC versus GC/GG: OR = 1.52, 95% CI 1.10–2.11; C versus G: OR = 1.45, 95% CI 1.23–1.70). The allele-T of c.1254C>T and allele-C of c.1517G>C genetic variants may contribute to HCC susceptibility in Chinese Han population.