Manganese superoxide dismutase gene coding region polymorphisms lack clinical incidence in general population

Robert C.G. Martin, David F. Barker, Mark A. Doll, Sharon R. Pine, Leah Mechanic, Elise D. Bowman, Curtis C. Harris, David W. Hein

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Abstract

Two functional polymorphisms within the manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) gene have been reported to lead to increased oxidative stress damage. The MnSOD 58T > C single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) within exon 3 changes isoleucine to threonine, leading to decreased thermal stability and reduced enzymatic activity in vivo and in vitro. The MnSOD 60C > T polymorphism within exon 3 changes leucine to phenylalanine, rendering the protein sensitive to redox regulation by intracellular thiols. Thus, the goal of this study was to evaluate the 58T > C and 60C > T MnSOD polymorphisms in a large case-control study. Taqman allelic discrimination assays were developed to identify the 58T > C and 60C > T SNPs in exon 3. Two hundred and eight lung cancer cases and 141 controls were evaluated for these two SNPs, and all 349 subjects were of the wild-type homozygous genotype for both 58C and 60T in exon 3. This study suggests that although the 58T > C and 60C > T polymorphisms reduce MnSOD enzymatic activity, these polymorphisms were not identified in the present case-control study population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalDNA and Cell Biology
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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