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Title: Mitochondrial copy number is associated with colorectal cancer risk
Authors: Thyagarajan, B.
Wang, R.
Barcelo, H.
Koh, W.-P. 
Yuan, J.-M.
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Citation: Thyagarajan, B., Wang, R., Barcelo, H., Koh, W.-P., Yuan, J.-M. (2012-09). Mitochondrial copy number is associated with colorectal cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 21 (9) : 1574-1581. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background: Mitochondria are eukaryotic organelles responsible for energy production. Quantitative changes in human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number have been implicated in various cancer types. Data from prospective cohort studies on mtDNA copy number and colorectal cancer risk have been lacking. Methods: We evaluated the association between mtDNA copy number in peripheral blood and colorectal cancer risk in a nested case-control study of 422 colorectal cancer cases (168 cases with pre-diagnostic blood and 254 cases with post-diagnostic blood) and 874 controls who were free of colorectal cancer among participants of the Singapore Chinese Health Study. The relative mtDNA copy number was measured using real-time PCR. Unconditional logistic regression methods were employed to examine the association between mtDNA copy number and colorectal cancer risk. Results: There was a U-shaped relationship between the relativemtDNAcopy number and colorectal cancer risk. Compared with the 2nd quartile, the OR (95% confidence intervals) for subjects in the lowest and highest quartiles of relative mtDNA copy numbers were 1.81 (1.13-2.89) and 3.40 (2.15-5.36), respectively (Pcurvilinearity
Source Title: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
ISSN: 10559965
DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-0138-T
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