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Relationships between single nucleotide polymorphisms of antioxidant enzymes and disease
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 13:16 authored by Crawford, Amanda, Fassett, RG, Dominic GeraghtyDominic Geraghty, Kunde, DA, Madeleine BallMadeleine Ball, Iain RobertsonIain Robertson, Coombes, JS
The presence and progression of numerous diseases have been linked to deficiencies in antioxidant systems. The relationships between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) arising from specific antioxidant enzymes and diseases associated with elevated oxidative stress have been studied with the rationale that they may be useful in screening for diseases. The purpose of this narrative review is to analyse evidence from these studies. The antioxidant enzyme SNPs selected for analysis are based on those most frequently investigated in relation to diseases in humans: superoxide dismutase (. SOD2) Ala16Val (80 studies), glutathione peroxidise (. GPx1) Pro197Leu (24 studies) and . catalase C-262T (22 studies). Although the majority of evidence supports associations between the . SOD2 Ala16Val SNP and diseases such as breast, prostate and lung cancers, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the presence of the . SOD2 Ala16Val SNP confers only a small, clinically insignificant reduction (if any) in the risk of these diseases. Other diseases such as bladder cancer, liver disease, nervous system pathologies and asthma have not been consistently related to this SOD SNP genotype. The . GPx1 Pro197Leu and . catalase C-262T SNP genotypes have been associated with breast cancer, but only in a small number of studies. Thus, currently available evidence suggests antioxidant enzyme SNP genotypes are not useful for screening for diseases in humans. Â© 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Department/SchoolSchool of Health Sciences
PublisherElsevier Science Bv
Place of publicationPo Box 211, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1000 Ae
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