The significant role of a functional polymorphism in the NF-κB1 gene in breast cancer: evidence from an Iranian cohort

Maryam Alidoust, Asma Khorshid Shamshiri, Amir Tajbakhsh, Seyed Mohammad Gheibihayat, Seyed Mostafa Mazloom, Farzaneh Alizadeh, Alireza Pasdar*

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Aims: Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common cancers among women. The influence of genetic variations on BC risk has been thus far assessed via genome-wide association studies. NF-κB has been recognized as a major player in BC progression. In this study, the association between rs28362491 and BC was evaluated in a population from northeastern Iran. Materials & methods: This study was conducted on 476 patients with BC and 524 healthy controls. The genotyping method used was an amplification-refractory mutation system. Results: The INS/DEL genotype conferred a statistically significant increased risk in patients in comparison with controls. Additionally, in the recessive model, INS/INS + INS/DEL versus DEL/DEL was statistically significant (OR = 0.34; 95% CI: 0.12-0.96; p = 0.042). Conclusion: This study found that rs28362491, as a susceptibility genetic factor, may affect BC risk in the Iranian population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4895-4905
Number of pages11
JournalFuture Oncology
Issue number35
Early online date3 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Student Research Committee affiliated with Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran (grant no: 961689). The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed. No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript.


  • association study
  • breast carcinoma
  • NF-κB
  • risk factor
  • rs28362491
  • variation


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