Primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) frequently reveal genomic instability. We analysed different functional genetic variants affecting the folate and homocysteine metabolism important for DNA integrity in 31 PCNSL patients and 142 controls. We found significantly less carriers of the methionine synthase c.2756A>G (D919G) missense polymorphism among the patients (0.16 vs 0.42; odds ratio 0.26, CI(95%): 0.09-0.74; P=0.005), suggesting a protective function of the G allele. These data stimulate further epidemiological and functional studies focusing on the role of homocysteine and folate metabolism in lymphoma tumorigenesis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Apr 2004|