Arsenic-induced skin cancer may be considered a long-term biomarker of cumulative arsenic exposure. Therefore, we conducted a genome-wide screening to discover novel genes associated with chronic arsenic-induced skin cancers in Taiwan. We included 83 patients with skin cancer and 83 age-, gender - and arsenic exposure level-matched subjects were selected as controls. Then, we conducted a case-control study consisting of 144 skin cancer patients and 631 cancer-free controls for replicating the candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified from the genome-wide screening. In a genome-wide screening, we selected four top genes including SYN3(synapsin III), LOXL1(Lysyl Oxidase- Like1), AUH (Au-Specific RNA-binding Protein) and SEC24D (an essential coat protein II) for genotyping. Two SNPs (SYN3 rs137537 G/T and SEC24D rs13127508 G/A) were significantly associated with the risk of skin cancer. In this pilot study, we identify two novel genes including SYN3 and SEC24D which were significantly associated with arsenic-associated skin cancers in Taiwan.
|主出版物標題||One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 2014|
|事件||5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014 - Buenos Aires, 阿根廷|
持續時間: 5月 11 2014 → 5月 16 2014
|其他||5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014|
|期間||5/11/14 → 5/16/14|
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