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Two common nonsynonymous paraoxonase 1 (PON1) gene polymorphisms and brain astrocytoma and meningioma
© Martínez et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
- Received: 15 December 2009
- Accepted: 19 August 2010
- Published: 19 August 2010
Human serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1) plays a major role in the metabolism of several organophosphorus compounds. The enzyme is encoded by the polymorphic gene PON1, located on chromosome 7q21.3. Aiming to identify genetic variations related to the risk of developing brain tumors, we investigated the putative association between common nonsynonymous PON1 polymorphisms and the risk of developing astrocytoma and meningioma.
Seventy one consecutive patients with brain tumors (43 with astrocytoma grade II/III and 28 with meningioma) with ages ranging 21 to 76 years, and 220 healthy controls subjects were analyzed for the frequency of the nonsynonymous PON1 genotypes L55M rs854560 and Q192R rs662. All participants were adult Caucasian individuals recruited in the central area of Spain.
The frequencies of the PON1 genotypes and allelic variants of the polymorphisms PON1 L55M and PON1 Q192R did not differ significantly between patients with astrocytoma and meningioma and controls. The minor allele frequencies were as follows: PON1 55L, 0.398, 0.328 and 0.286 for patients with astrocytoma, meningioma and control individuals, respectively; PON1 192R, 0.341, 0.362 and 0.302 for patients with astrocytoma, meningioma and control individuals, respectively. Correction for age, gender, or education, made no difference in odds ratios and the p values remained non-significant. Haplotype association analyses did not identify any significant association with the risk of developing astrocytoma or meningioma.
Common nonsynonymous PON1 polymorphisms are not related with the risk of developing astrocytoma and meningioma.
- Recessive Model
- PON1 Activity
- Genotypic Test
Primary cancers of the brain and nervous system globally account for nearly 200,000 new cases per year, the highest rates being observed in developed areas . The two most common histologic types of brain tumors in adults are gliomas and meningiomas, and data suggest that gliomas are more common in men, while meningiomas occur more often in women .
The etiology of brain tumors is still poorly understood. Despite some studies suggested a possible relationship between the risk for brain tumors and several occupational and environmental exposures, including farming [3–5] and pesticides and/or herbicides [2, 5–10], others failed to show this association [11–13]. A recent multicenter case-control study examining incident glioma and meningioma risk associated with occupational exposure to insecticides and herbicides showed increased risk for meningioma in women who reported ever using pesticides, with a trend of increasing risk with increasing years of herbicide exposure . Interestingly, it has been reported that, in experimental models, organophosphorus insecticides and their oxons can affect astroglial cell proliferation in cultures of astrocytoma-glioma cell lines or primary astrocytes [15, 16].
Human serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1), a enzyme encoded by the polymorphic gene PON1 on chromosome 7q21.3, is an aryldialkylphosphatase, synthesized mainly in the liver, that plays a major role in the metabolism of several organophosphorus compounds, like some insecticides, neurotoxins, and arylesters . The high variability in the activity of PON1 has been attributed to several polymorphisms within the gene, as well as physiological and pathological states, dietary and lifestyle factors and environmental chemicals. Two nonsynonymous polymorphisms, a leucine to methionine substitution at position 55 (L55M, rs854560, c.220 T > A according to the GenBank accession number NM 000446) and a glutamine to arginine substitution at position 192 (Q192R, rs662, c.632 A > G according to the GenBank accession number NM 000446), 8638 bp apart, have been shown to influence PON1 activity [18–20]. The M allele at position 55 causes a decrease in protein stability  and the Q allele at position 192 has been associated with decreased metabolic activity for some substrates [22, 23]. In the serum, PON1 is associated with high density lipoprotein (HDL), and plays an important role in lipid metabolism as an antioxidant molecule through several mechanisms [24–26]. In addition, PON1 is implicated in the elimination of carcinogenic lipid-soluble radicals from lipid peroxidation .
Although astrocytoma and meningioma arise from completely different types of cells, it cannot be ruled out that some similar features may be involved in their etiology. In some cases meningiomas can mimic astrocytomas and vice-versa and some studies reported concurrent occurrence of both tumors in the same patient [28–35]. Moreover, genetic and non-genetic risk factors have been associated with both types of tumors [36, 37]. To establish whether PON1 genotype and allelic variants could be related to the risk of developing brain astrocytoma and/or meningioma, we have compared the prevalence of the PON1-L55M and PON1- Q192R polymorphisms in the PON1 gene, in a group of 71 patients with these brain tumors (43 with astrocytoma grade II/III and 28 with meningioma), and 220 healty controls.
We studied 43 unrelated patients with brain astrocytoma grade II/III (26 men, 17 women; mean ± SD age 51.7 ± 17.4 years) and 28 with brain meningioma (6 men, 22 women; mean ± SD age 62.1 ± 11.7 years). The age ranges were 21-68 years for astrocytoma and 27-76 years for meningiomas. All consecutive patients attending the participating hospitals (Hospital Universitario "Doce de Octubre" (Madrid, Spain) and the Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina (Badajoz, Spain)) between 1997 and 1999 that were diagnosed of astrocytoma grade II/III or brain meningioma were included in the study, and none was excluded for any reason. Diagnosis was confirmed by histologic analysis in all patients. These patients participated in a previous study by our group . The control group was composed of 220 healthy unrelated Caucasian Spanish individuals (110 men and 110 women, most of them students or staff from the University of Extremadura and from the participating hospitals). The inclusion criteria were the following: age over 18 and lack of all the exclusion criteria. Exclusion criteria were history of neurological, gastrointestinal, liver or renal disease. The control group had a mean age of 44.5 ± 12.2 years.
All the participants were Caucasian Spanish individuals from the central area of Spain, and were included in the study after giving written informed consent. The protocol was approved by the Ethics Committees of the Hospital Universitario "Doce de Octubre" (Madrid, Spain) and the Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina (Badajoz, Spain).
A 10 mL venous blood sample was obtained from each individual, collected in EDTA tubes and stored at -80°C until analysis. Genomic DNA was isolated from leukocytes by means of standard procedures. PON1 genotyping was carried out by TaqMan assay designed to detect the following SNPs: PON1 L55M, rs854560 and Q192R, rs662 (C___2259750_20 and C___2548962_20, respectively, Applied Biosciences Hispania, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain). The detection was carried out by qPCR in a Eppendorf realplex thermocycler by using fluorescent probes. The amplification conditions were as follows: After a denaturation time of 10 min at 96°C, 45 cycles of 92°C 15 sec 60°C 90 sec were carried out and fluorescence was measured at the end of every cycle and at endpoint. All samples were determined by triplicate and genotypes were assigned both, by the gene identification software (RealPlex 2.0, Eppendorf) and by analysis of the reference cycle number for each fluorescence curve, calculated by the use of CalQPlex algorithm (Eppendorf). For every polymorphism tested, genomic DNA of twenty individuals carrying no mutations, twenty heterozygotes and twenty homozygotes were analyzed, by amplification-restriction as described elsewhere [39–41] and in all cases the genotypes fully corresponded with those detected with fluorescent probes.
The intergroup comparison values and the significance of the gene-dose effect were calculated by using the chi-square test or the Fisher's exact test when appropriate. Logistic regression was performed to verify that age, gender or education did not modify the odds ratios. Statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS 15.0 for Windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA). The patient's sample size was determined from allele frequencies observed for healthy individuals with a genetic model analyzing the frequency for carriers of the disease gene. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) was analyzed with the DeFinetti program (http://ihg2.helmholtz-muenchen.de/cgi-bin/hw/hwa1.pl). Haplotype reconstruction was carried out using the program PHASE v2.1.1 with the default model for recombination rate variation . Seven independent runs with 1000 iterations, 500 burn-in iterations and a thinning interval of 1 were performed as described elsewhere . Association tests were carried out with the software package PLINK .
PON1 genotype and allelic variants of patients with brain tumor (BT) and healthy volunteers.
BT PATIENTS (N = 73, 146 chromosomes)
CONTROLS (N = 220, 440 chromosomes)
OR (95% CI); P
PON1 55 Leu/Leu
11 (15.1) [6.9-23.3]
38 (17.3) [12.3-22.3]
0.85 (0.41-1.75); 0.6621
PON1 55 Leu/Met
32 (43.8) [32.5-55.2]
94 (42.7) [36.2-49.3]
PON1 55 Met/Met
30 (41.1) [29.8-52.4]
88 (40.0) [33.5-46.5]
1.05 (0.61-1.79); 0.8692
PON1 192 Gln/Gln
31 (42.5) [31.1-53.8]
109 (49.5) [42.9-56.2]
0.75 (0.44-1.28); 0.2951
PON1 192 Gln/Arg
33 (45.2) [33.8-56.6]
89 (40.5) [34.0-46.9]
PON1 192 Arg/Arg
9 (12.3) [4.8-19.9]
22 (10.0) [6.0-14.0]
1.27 (0.57-2.85); 0.5762
PON1 55 Leu
54 (37.0) [29.2-44.8]
170 (38.6) [34.1-43.2]
0.93 (0.63-1.37); 0.7223
PON1 55 Met
92 (63.0) [55.2-70.8]
270 (61.4) [56.8-65.9]
PON1 192 Gln
95 (65.1) [57.3-72.8]
307 (69.8) [65.5-74.1]
PON1 192 Arg
51 (34.9) [27.2-42.7]
133 (30.2) [25.9-34.5]
1.24 (0.84-1.84); 0.2893
PON1 genotype and allelic variants of patients with different types of brain tumor.
Astrocytoma (N = 44, 88 chromosomes)
OR (95% CI); P
Meningioma (N = 29, 58 chromosomes)
OR (95% CI); P
PON1 55 Leu/Leu
8 (18.2) [6.8-29.6]
1.07 (0.47-2.43); 0.8851
3 (10.3) [0-21.4]
0.55 (0.17-1.81); 0.3451
PON1 55 Leu/Met
19 (43.2) [28.5-57.8]
13 (44.8) [26.7-62.9]
PON1 55 Met/Met
17 (38.6) [24.2-53.0]
0.94 (0.49-1.82); 0.8662
13 (44.8) [26.7-62.9]
1.22 (0.57-2.62); 0.6192
PON1 192 Gln/Gln
19 (43.2) [28.5-57.8]
0.77 (0.41-1.48); 0.4421
12 (41.4) [23.5-59.3]
0.72 (0.33-1.56); 0.4091
PON1 192 Gln/Arg
20 (45.5) [30.7-60.2]
13 (44.8) [26.7-62.9]
PON1 192 Arg/Arg
5 (11.4) [2.0-20.7]
1.15 (0.43-3.14); 0.7862
4 (13.8) [1.2-26.3]
1.44 (0.48-4.34); 0.5312
PON1 55 Leu
35 (39.8) [29.5-50.0]
1.05 (0.66-1.67); 0.8423
19 (32.8) [20.7-44.8]
0.77 (0.44-1.38); 0.3863
PON1 55 Met
53 (60.2) [50.0-70.5]
39 (67.2) [55.2-79.3]
PON1 192 Gln
58 (65.9) [56.0-75.8]
37 (63.8) [51.4-76.2]
PON1 192 Arg
30 (34.1) [24.2-44.0]
1.19 (0.74-1.94); 0.4743
21 (36.2) [23.8-48.6]
1.31 (0.74-2.31); 0.3553
Correction for age, gender, or education, made no difference in odds ratios and the p values remained non-significant.
The brain is partially protected from chemical insults by a physical barrier mainly formed by the cerebral microvasculature, which prevents penetration of hydrophilic molecules into the cerebral extracellular space . However, several drugs and environmental pollutants, including organophosphorus insecticides or other xenobiotics could reach the brain. This organ possesses an enzymatic equipment able to metabolize xenobiotics, like an entirely functional cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase system in rodents and humans that would metabolise xenobiotics resulting in the formation of reactive and toxic metabolites in the neuronal cells . Present mainly in the liver and blood, PON1 should hypothetically act as a detoxifying enzyme at this level, causing the hydrolysis of the acetylcholinesterase-inhibiting oxons (activated intermediates) of some organophosphorus compounds [47, 48], decreasing the possible arrive of these compounds to the brain. Several evidences point to pesticides as risk a factor for brain tumors [49, 50]. PON1 plays a prominent role among the enzymes that prevent or mitigate damage caused by reactive oxygen species. And hence it is conceivable that changes in PON1 activity due to nonsynonymous polymorphisms may modulate the risk to develop brain tumors.
Published evidences make it difficult to determine a priori which PON1 isoform represents a risk factor for the development of brain tumors. Although initial findings point to the PON1-55M and PON1-192Q [21–23], it should be remarked that there exists a differential activity of PON1-192Q genotype towards different substrates . For that reason, besides genotypes, we analyzed all possible haplotypes and diplotype combinations as putative risk factors, and we explored all genetic association models. Our findings did not indicate association of the risk either with genotypes, allele frequencies, haplotypes or diplotypes.
A few previous reports addressed the possible role of PON1 polymorphisms in the risk for brain tumors: Searles-Nielsen et al. observed no main effects or interactions with insecticides for the Q192R and/or L55M SNPs, but suggested that the functional C-108T polymorphism and insecticide exposures may be important [52, 53] Kafadar et al.  studied PON1-Q192R polymorphism and serum PON1 activity in 42 patients with high grade gliomas, 42 patients with meningioma, and 50 controls. Although they found in both tumor groups decreased PON1 activity when compared with controls, PON1-Q192R genotype and allelic variants did not differ between the study groups. Rajamaran et al.  studied diverse gene polymorphisms related to oxidative response, including the PON1-Q192R polymorphism, in patients with glioma, meningioma, and acoustic neuroma. No association of the PON1-Q192R polymorphism with the risk of developing any of these tumors was identified.
In the present study we found no significant differences either in PON1-55 or PON1-192 allele frequencies or genotype frequencies between patients with meningioma or grade II/III astrocytoma, as compared with healthy control subjects.
A limitation of this study is that control subjects are younger than patients and that it cannot be ruled out that some control individuals would eventually develop brain tumors. Nevertheless, the possibility that some healthy subject would eventually develop these tumors in the lapse between the mean age of controls and the mean age of cases is negligible given the prevalence of these tumors in the studied population, and therefore the differences in the mean age of patients and controls reflects that the control group is not fully comparable to cases, but it should not influence the findings obtained in the present study. Regarding the geographical origin of the patients and controls, no genetic differences are expected because all participants were Spanish Caucasians living in close areas and because in previous genetic studies we have not detected any genetic differences between individuals from Extremadura and Madrid [56–60]. Another limitation of this study is the absence of data regarding exposure to chlorpyrifos or diazinon. Nevertheless, it should be stated that a recent study that identified interaction between exposure to insecticide treatment and some polymorphisms of pesticide metabolism genes failed to identify a significant interaction of exposure with the nonsynonymous PON1 polymorphisms analyzed in the present study . Additional limitations are the inability to analyze other functional PON1 SNPs, such as the highly functional C-108T SNP, and the lack of PON1 activity measurements, although this does not invalidate the findings indicating the lack of a major genetic association with the SNPs analyzed in this study. In fact, clinical association of PON1 polymorphisms, but not PON1 enzyme activity, with ischemic stroke has been recently demonstrated  and vice-versa, no association between adult brain tumors and PON1 genotype, but positive association with PON1 activity has been described . In this regard, Furlong et al. recommend both, genotype determination and measurement of serum enzyme activity for evaluation of PON1's role in risk of disease or exposure .Another limitation of this study is the sample size of subgroups of patients according to the histological type of tumor. In this study we cannot exclude a false negative result due to the sample size. Nevertheless, the study is sufficiently powered to rule out a major association of PON1 polymorphisms. For patients with astrocytoma the study can rule out an association with OR ≥ 2.1, and for patients with meningioma the study can rule out an association with OR ≥ 2.5. Sporadic disease-genotype associations this strong are extremely rare, particularly with cancer risk [63–65]. Even considering this limitation, this study indicates the absence of a major association of the nonsynonymous PON1 polymorphisms studied with brain tumors.
Common nonsynonymous PON1 polymorphisms are not related with the risk of developing astrocytoma and meningioma.
We are thankful to Gara Esguevillas for technical assistance. This work was financed by Grants PS09/00943, PS09/00469 and RETICS RD07/0064/0016 from Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain and PRI07A005 from Junta de Extremadura, Mérida, Spain.
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