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Title: Red meat and poultry intake, polymorphisms in the nucleotide excision repair and mismatch repair pathways and colorectal cancer risk.

Authors: Joshi, Amit D; Corral, Román; Siegmund, Kimberly D; Haile, Robert W; Le Marchand, Loïc; Martínez, Maria Elena; Ahnen, Dennis J; Sandler, Robert S; Lance, Peter; Stern, Mariana C

Published In Carcinogenesis, (2009 Mar)

Abstract: Diets high in red meat have been consistently associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) risk and may result in exposure to carcinogens that cause DNA damage [i.e polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and N-nitroso compounds]. Using a family-based study, we investigated whether polymorphisms in the nucleotide excision repair (NER) (ERCC1 3' untranslated region (UTR) G/T, XPD Asp312Asn and Lys751Gln, XPC intron 11 C/A, XPA 5' UTR C/T, XPF Arg415Gln and XPG Asp1104His) and mismatch repair (MLH1 Ile219Val and MSH2 Gly322Asp) pathways modified the association with red meat and poultry intake. We tested for gene-environment interactions using case-only analyses (n = 577) and compared the results using case-unaffected sibling comparisons (n = 307 sibships). Increased risk of CRC was observed for intake of more than or equal to three servings per week of red meat [odds ratio (OR) = 1.8, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.3-2.5)] or high-temperature cooked red meat (OR = 1.6, 95% CI = 1.1-2.2). Intake of red meat heavily brown on the outside or inside increased CRC risk only among subjects who carried the XPD codon 751 Lys/Lys genotype (case-only interaction P = 0.006 and P = 0.001, respectively, for doneness outside or inside) or the XPD codon 312 Asp/Asp genotype (case-only interaction P = 0.090 and P < 0.001, respectively). These interactions were stronger for rectal cancer cases (heterogeneity test P = 0.002 for XPD Asp312Asn and P = 0.03 for XPD Lys751Gln) and remained statistically significant after accounting for multiple testing. Case-unaffected sibling analyses were generally supportive of the case-only results. These findings highlight the possible contribution of diets high in red meat to the formation of lesions that elicit the NER pathway, such as carcinogen-induced bulky adducts.

PubMed ID: 19029193 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Animals; Carcinogens/toxicity*; Cattle; Colonic Neoplasms/etiology; Colonic Neoplasms/genetics*; DNA Mismatch Repair; DNA Repair*; Female; Hot Temperature; Humans; Male; Meat/adverse effects*; Polymorphism, Genetic*; Poultry; Rectal Neoplasms/etiology; Rectal Neoplasms/genetics*; Risk; Sheep; Siblings; Swine

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