DNA repair machinery may contribute to the mechanism of the action in imatinib. We examined the association between the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers involved in the DNA repair enzyme pathway (ERCC1/2/4/5, XRCC1/2/4/5) and the clinical outcomes following an imatinib therapy in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. A total of 169 Korean patients were included. Of the 19 SNPs from these patients, those with the TT genotype of ERCC1 (rs11615) showed a higher probability of achieving major cytogenetic response [P = 0.002, HR 5.14 (95 % CI 1.83-14.43)], complete cytogenetic response [P = 0.012, HR 3.47 (95 % CI 1.31-9.17)], and major molecular response [P = 0.001, HR 5.71 (95 % CI 2.13-15.30)] than those with CC or CT genotypes. This suggests that SNP markers on ERCC1 may predict the response to imatinib therapy, which proposes the potential involvement of the DNA repair machinery in the mechanism of imatinib action in chronic phase CML.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Hematology|
|State||Published - Sep 2012|
- Chronic myeloid leukemia
- DNA repair pathway
- Single nucleotide polymorphism