The Analysis of the Relationship Between A1298C and C677T Polymorphisms of the MTHFR Gene with Prostate Cancer in Eskisehir Population

Muslumanoglu M. H., Tepeli E., Demir S., Uludag A., Uzun D., Atli E., ...More

GENETIC TESTING AND MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS, vol.13, no.5, pp.641-645, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/gtmb.2009.0046
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.641-645
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in men and is a major health problem worldwide. Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) plays an important role for folate metabolism and is also an important source for DNA methylation and DNA synthesis (nucleotide synthesis). The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the A1298C and C677T polymorphisms of the MTHFR gene and prostate cancer in the Turkish population. In our study, 93 prostate cancer patients between the ages of 50-89 and a control group of 166 benign prostate hyperplasia patients were evaluated. C677T and A1298C polymorphism ratios were compared among these two groups, and an analysis was made to see if there is a statistically meaningful difference. In this study, it has been observed that C677T polymorphism of the MTHFR gene produces no statistically significant difference for T allele frequency and the genotype frequency in prostate cancer patients and male controls with benign prostate hyperplasia not having prostate cancer, whereas it has been observed that A1298C polymorphism produces a statistically significant difference for C allele frequency in prostate cancer patients and controls and that it also produces a statistically marginal significance for genotype frequencies.