Investigation of Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism in pediatric patients with brain cancer

YILMAZ B., Tokuc G. A. , KOÇ A. , Yesil E.

Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, cilt.38, sa.2, ss.128-132, 2017 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_22_16
  • Dergi Adı: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.128-132


© 2017 Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow.Aim: In recent years, it is believed that Vitamin D may play a protective role in some cancer types. Certain regions of the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene may show a genetic difference in structure. The most frequent polymorphisms in this gene are in Taq-1, Fok-1, and Bsm-1 regions. Some adult cancer types are associated with VDR gene polymorphism such as; colorectal carcinoma, breast carcinoma, and prostate carcinoma. Reviewing the medical literature, no such study had been done on children so far. Materials and Methods: We investigated the association of the three most common gene polymorphisms (Taq-1, Fok-1, and Bsm-1 regions) in VDR gene in 32 children with brain tumors and forty control healthy volunteers. Results: We could not find any relationship between childhood brain tumors and VDR gene polymorphism in these three regions. Conclusion: The present results suggest that the Taq-1, Fok-1, and Bsm-1 polymorphism in the VDR gene and pediatric brain cancers have no association.