MOLECULAR BIOLOGY REPORTS, vol.38, no.3, pp.1469-1474, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
We aimed to investigate the association of polymorphism frequencies of MMP-2 C1306T and MMP-2 plasma enzyme activity in lung cancer patients. In this study 300 genomic DNA (200 lung cancer patients + 100 no lung cancer) were analyzed. Polymorphisms were determined by using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and electrophoresis. Plasma MMP-2 enzyme activity levels were measured by using ELISA. Sex, asbestos expose and smoking might be risk factors for lung cancer. The frequencies of C1306T genotypes in controls CC 65%, CT 32%, TT 3% and in patients CC 61%, CT 37%, TT2 % were found. It was determined that CC genotype frequency increase significantly in patients and controls. Plasma MMP-2 enzyme activity levels were increased in lung cancer patients according to controls. Finally, we claimed that determining of MMP-2 enzyme level can be used as a marker in lung cancer.