Association between the Interleukin-10 -1082 G/A polymorphism and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Yingwei Wang
  • Peiyang Hu
Keywords: Hepatocellular carcinoma; IL-10 polymorphism; risk analysis.


Background: Inconsistent results have been reported from studies investigating the relationship of the interleukin-10 (IL-10) -1082 G/A polymorphism and the susceptibility of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, a thorough literature review of relatedstudies was performed in this meta-analysis to examine the association of the interleukin-10(IL-10) -1082 G/A poly- morphism with HCC susceptibility.

Methods: Electronic databases were searched for literature on the relationship between interleukin-10(IL-10) -1082 G/A poly- morphism and the risk of HCC in accordance with the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The selected studies were analyzed using the Stata 12.0 software. Finally, the strength of the associations was evaluated using the odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI).

Results: A total of six case-control studies were enrolled into the current meta-analysis, which included a total of 911 patients and 1889 control subjects. Our data revealed no association between the IL-10 -1082 G/A polymorphism and the risk of HCC (GG vs AA:OR=0.84, 95%CI=0.57-1.25; AG vs AA:OR=0.85, 95%CI=0.70-1.05; Dominant model: OR=0.85, 95%CI=0.70- 1.03; and Recessive model: OR=0.92, 95%CI = 0.64-1.32). Similarly, no association was found in sub-group analysis based on ethnicity.

Conclusion: The results of our study suggest no association between IL-10 -1082 G/A polymorphism and the risk of HCC.

Keywords: Hepatocellular carcinoma; IL-10 polymorphism; risk analysis. 


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