Impact of metallothionein gene polymorphisms on the risk of lung cancer in a Japanese population.

Abstract

Metallothioneins (MTs) are cysteine-rich proteins that act as antioxidants. A case-control study was conducted to assess the effects of gene polymorphisms in the MT region on the risk of lung cancer in Japanese subjects: 769 lung cancer cases and 939 non-cancer controls. Associations were evaluated using logistic regression models with adjustment for… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/mc.22198

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