Analysis of polymorphic patterns in candidate genes in Israeli patients with prostate cancer

Arie Figer, Tal Friedman, Ayse Esra Manguoglu, Dov Flex, Amnon Vazina, Ilia Novikov, Avi Shtrieker, A. Ami Sidi, Thomas Tichler, Einat Even Sapir, Jack Baniel, Eitan Friedman*

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Background: The precise genes involved in conferring prostate cancer risk in sporadic and familial cases are not fully known. Objectives: To evlauale the genetic profile within several candidate genes of unselected prostate cancer cases and to correlate this profile with disease parameters. Methods: Jewish Israeli prostate cancer patients (n=224) were genotyped for polymorphisms within candidate genes: p53, ER, VDR. GSTT1, CYP1A1, GSTP1, GSTM1, EPHX and HPC2/ELAC2, followed by analysis of the genotype with relevant clinical and pathologic parameters. Results: The EPHX gene His113 allele was detected in 21.4% (33/154) of patients in whom disease was diagnosed above 61 years, compared with 5.7% (4/70) in earlier onset disease (P < 0.001). Within the group of late-onset disease, the same allele was noted in 5.5% (2/36) with grade I tumors compared with 18% (34/188) with grade II and up (P = 0.004). All other tested polymorphisms were not associated with a distinct clinical or pathologic feature in a statistically significant manner. Conclusions: In Israeli prostate cancer patients, the EPHX His113 allele is seemingly associated with a more advanced, late-onset disease. These preliminary data need to be confirmed by a larger and more ethnically diverse study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-745
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Candidate genes
  • Functional polymorphisms
  • Genetic factors
  • Prostate cancer


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