Hyo-Sung Jeon

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Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may be associated with differences in the repair capacity of DNA damage and may influence an individual's susceptibility to smoking-related cancer. We investigated the association between two polymorphisms of the DNA repair gene XPA and risk of lung cancer in the Korean population. Two XPA polymorphisms (A23G and G709A)(More)
DNA repair plays a critical role in protecting the genome of the cell from insults of cancer-causing agents, such as those found in tobacco smoke. Reduced DNA repair capacity, therefore, can increase the susceptibility to smoking-related cancers. Recently, three coding polymorphisms in X-ray cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) DNA repair gene have been(More)
Angiogenesis is an essential process in the development, growth, and metastasis of malignant tumors including lung cancer. DNA sequence variations in the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene may lead to altered VEGF production and/or activity, thereby causing interindividual differences in the susceptibility to lung cancer via their actions on the(More)
DNA-methyltransferase-3B (DNMT3B) plays an important role in the generation of aberrant methylation in carcinogenesis. Polymorphisms and haplotypes of the DNMT3B gene may influence DNMT3B activity on DNA methylation, thereby modulating the susceptibility to lung cancer. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the association of the -283T > C (from exon 1A(More)
DNA repair plays a critical role in protecting the genome from insults of cancer-causing agents, such as those found in tobacco smoke. Therefore, reduced DNA repair capacity can increase the susceptibility to smoking-related cancers. Recently, several polymorphisms have been identified in the xeroderma pigmentosum group G (XPG) gene, and it is possible that(More)
To identify common genetic variants that contribute to lung cancer susceptibility, we conducted a multistage genome-wide association study of lung cancer in Asian women who never smoked. We scanned 5,510 never-smoking female lung cancer cases and 4,544 controls drawn from 14 studies from mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that the rs2910164 variant of miR-146a is associated with the development of certain types of cancer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of this genetic variant with susceptibility and prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Genotyping analyses of(More)
Based on the important role of microRNA (miRNA) biosynthesis genes in carcinogenesis, we hypothesized that polymorphisms in the miRNA biosynthesis genes may modulate susceptibility to lung cancer. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a two-stage study to evaluate the associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the miRNA biosynthesis(More)
Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may be associated with differences in the repair capacity of DNA damage and may thereby influence an individual's susceptibility to smoking-related cancer. We investigated the association between the -93G-->A polymorphism in the hMLH1 gene and the risk of lung cancer in a Korean population. The hMLH1 -93G-->A polymorphism(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified the three chromosomal regions, 5p15, 6p21 and 15q25, as being associated with lung cancer risk in European populations. This study was performed to confirm these associations in Korean patients with lung cancer. METHODS The genotypes at rs2736100, rs402710, rs401681 and(More)