Meta-analysis demonstrates lack of association of the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism with bladder cancer risk
Zhong DY, Chu HY, Wang ML, Ma L, Shi DN, Zhang ZD. Genet Mol Res. 2012 Sep 26;11(3):3490-6. doi: 10.4238/2012.September.26.4.


Department of Molecular and Genetic Toxicology, Key Laboratory of Modern Toxicology, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.


The functional polymorphism Ser326Cys (rs1052133) in the human 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase (hOGG1) gene has been implicated in bladder cancer risk. However, reports of this association between the Ser326Cys polymorphism and bladder cancer risk are conflicting. In order to help clarify this relationship, we made a meta-analysis of seven case-control studies, summing 2521 cases and 2408 controls. We used odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) to assess the strength of the association. Overall, no significant association between the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and bladder cancer risk was found for Cys/Cys vs Ser/Ser (OR = 1.10, 95%CI = 0.74-1.65), Ser/Cys vs Ser/Ser (OR = 1.07, 95%CI = 0.81-1.42), Cys/Cys + Ser/Cys vs Ser/Ser (OR = 1.08, 95%CI = 0.87-1.33), and Cys/Cys vs Ser/Cys + Ser/Ser (OR = 1.04, 95%CI = 0.65-1.69). Even when stratified by ethnicity, no significant association was observed. We concluded that the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism does not contribute to susceptibility to bladder cancer.