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The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) variant c.677C>T (A222V) influences overall survival of patients with glioblastoma multiforme


Linnebank, M; Semmler, A; Moskau, S; Smulders, Y; Blom, H; Simon, M (2008). The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) variant c.677C>T (A222V) influences overall survival of patients with glioblastoma multiforme. Neuro-Oncology, 10(4):548-552.

Abstract

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most frequent primary brain tumor in adults. Prognosis is poor. Using a series of 214 GBM patients, we observed an effect of the variant 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) c.677C>T on overall survival. This effect was strongest in patients younger than 60 years at diagnosis (overall survival, median +/- SE: genotype CC, 13 +/- 1 months; CT, 11 +/- 2 months; TT, 7 +/- 3 months; multivariate Cox regression analysis, Wald = 8.58, p = 0.007). In addition, the MTHFR genotype significantly influenced the overall survival of patients with a postoperative Karnofsky score >70 (CC, 12 +/- 2 months; CT, 11 +/- 1 months; TT, 10 +/- 4 months; Wald = 5.89, p = 0.015). These data suggest the MTHFR c.677C>T variant is a risk factor for survival in GBM patients.

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most frequent primary brain tumor in adults. Prognosis is poor. Using a series of 214 GBM patients, we observed an effect of the variant 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) c.677C>T on overall survival. This effect was strongest in patients younger than 60 years at diagnosis (overall survival, median +/- SE: genotype CC, 13 +/- 1 months; CT, 11 +/- 2 months; TT, 7 +/- 3 months; multivariate Cox regression analysis, Wald = 8.58, p = 0.007). In addition, the MTHFR genotype significantly influenced the overall survival of patients with a postoperative Karnofsky score >70 (CC, 12 +/- 2 months; CT, 11 +/- 1 months; TT, 10 +/- 4 months; Wald = 5.89, p = 0.015). These data suggest the MTHFR c.677C>T variant is a risk factor for survival in GBM patients.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:28 Nov 2008 10:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:34
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1522-8517
Publisher DOI:10.1215/15228517-2008-020
PubMed ID:18497326
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-5566

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