In this study, we determined the allele and genotype frequencies of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) G+405C, C-460T, C+936T and C-2578A single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 32 patients affected by mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and 58 healthy controls. Real-time PCR combined with melting curve analysis was used for the determination of SNP alleles. A significant difference in the allele frequency of VEGFC-460T and C+936T SNPs in MCL and healthy cases was not observed. On the contrary, VEGF G+405C and C-2578A SNP allele distribution was significantly lower in the patient group than among normal controls (p = 0.014, p = 0.001). This observation suggests that further investigation is warranted, both in vitro and in a larger series of patients, to further examine the role of VEGF polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of MCL. In addition, the use of quantitative real-time PCR combined with a melting curve analysis method in the detection of the 4 VEGF SNPs may have the potential to replace older and more time-consuming PCR-RFLP methods and bears further investigation. Copyright © 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphisms in mantle cell lymphoma

Palumbo, G. A.;
2010

Abstract

In this study, we determined the allele and genotype frequencies of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) G+405C, C-460T, C+936T and C-2578A single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 32 patients affected by mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and 58 healthy controls. Real-time PCR combined with melting curve analysis was used for the determination of SNP alleles. A significant difference in the allele frequency of VEGFC-460T and C+936T SNPs in MCL and healthy cases was not observed. On the contrary, VEGF G+405C and C-2578A SNP allele distribution was significantly lower in the patient group than among normal controls (p = 0.014, p = 0.001). This observation suggests that further investigation is warranted, both in vitro and in a larger series of patients, to further examine the role of VEGF polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of MCL. In addition, the use of quantitative real-time PCR combined with a melting curve analysis method in the detection of the 4 VEGF SNPs may have the potential to replace older and more time-consuming PCR-RFLP methods and bears further investigation. Copyright © 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Mantle cell lymphoma; Polymorphism; Single nucleotide polymorphism; Vascular endothelial growth factor; Adult; Aged; Female; Gene Frequency; Humans; Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell; Male; Middle Aged; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Medicine (all); Hematology
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