Association of XPG gene rs751402 polymorphism with gastric cancer risk: a meta-analysis in the Chinese population



Previous studies have revealed a conflicting relationship of xeroderma pigmentosum group G (XPG) gene polymorphism with gastric cancer (GC) risk. To our knowledge, this is the first meta-analysis to investigate the association between rs751402 mutation located on the XPG promoter region and GC risk.


We undertook a meta-analysis by identifying relevant articles from the PubMed, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases on February 28, 2017. By pooling 9 eligible studies, 3,539 GC cases and 3,948 controls were included. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were calculated using the fixed-effects or random-effects model depending on the existence of heterogeneity across studies. The population attributable risk (PAR%) was estimated to better understand the public health risk.


All included studies had been conducted in China. Significant associations were found between the XPG rs751402 polymorphism and the risk of GC (TT vs. CC: OR = 1.43, 95% CI, 1.11-1.84; CT vs. CC: OR = 1.15, 95% CI, 1.04-1.26; dominant model: OR = 1.17, 95% CI, 1.07-1.29; recessive model: OR = 1.30, 95% CI, 1.05-1.62; T vs. C: OR = 1.18, 95% CI, 1.06-1.32). The estimated PAR% was about 4.9%-8.8%. Funnel plots did not reveal any potential publication bias. The sensitivity analyses showed that the results were relatively robust.


This meta-analysis indicates that the XPG rs751402 polymorphism may be a risk factor for GC in the Chinese population.

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Jun Liang, Ya-Yun Xu, Cheng Zhang, Qing-Rong Xia

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Financial support: This project was funded by the Research Project of Hefei Fourth People’s Hospital (2017003).
Conflict of interest: No conflict of interest existed.

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  • Department of Pharmacy, Hefei Fourth People’s Hospital, Hefei - PR China
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