Modulation of brain tumor risk by genetic SNPs in PARP1gene: Hospital based case control study

PLoS One. 2019 Oct 14;14(10):e0223882. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223882. eCollection 2019.


PARP-1 gene plays an essential part in base excision repair pathway and its functional variations result in several types of cancer. In this study we have explored the effect of genetic variations in PARP-1 gene in brain tumorigenesis. This case control study comprised of 500 brain tumor cases along with 500 healthy controls. Three polymorphisms of PARP-1 gene, rs1136410 (Val762Ala), rs1805404 (Asp81Asp) and rs1805414 (Ala284Ala) were analyzed using AS-PCR method followed by DNA sequencing. Joint effect model, haplotype analysis and linkage disequilibrium of these polymorphisms was assessed using Haploview 4.2. In rs1136410 (Val762Ala) heterozygous mutant genotype (CT) was observed notably lower (OR: 0.44., 95% CI: 0.33-0.57., p<0.0001) in brain tumor patients compared to controls and ~2 fold increased frequency of homozygous mutant genotype (CC) was observed in brain tumor patients versus controls (OR: 1.51., 95%CI: 1.16-1.96, p = 0.001). In rs1805414 (Ala284Ala), frequency of heterozygous mutant genotype (CT) was observed lower (OR: 0.77., 95% CI: 0.60-0.99., p = 0.05) in patients versus controls. In rs1805404 (Asp81Asp), heterozygous mutant genotyping (CT) was observed lower in brain tumor patients compared with the healthy controls (OR: 0.63., 95% CI: 0.48-0.83., p = 0.001). However, homozygous mutant genotype (TT) was observed increased in patients compared to controls (OR: 1.41., 95% CI:1.07-1.85., p = 0.01). We assessed the fact that in combination the PARP-1 gene SNPs, rs1136410 (Val762Ala), rs1805414 (Ala284Ala) and rs1805404 (Asp81Asp) may increase the brain pathogenesis at least in Pakistani population.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Child
  • Female
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Linkage Disequilibrium
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pakistan
  • Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase-1 / genetics*
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Young Adult


  • PARP1 protein, human
  • Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase-1

Grant support

The authors received no specific funding for this work.