Research Article

miR-146a and miR-196a2 polymorphisms in ovarian cancer risk

Published: August 29, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(3): gmr8468 DOI: 10.4238/gmr.15038468

Abstract

We investigated the relationship between miR-146a and miR-196a2 genetic polymorphisms and development of ovarian cancer in a Chinese population. A total of 134 patients and 227 control subjects were involved in our study between January 2012 and October 2014 from China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University. Genotyping of miR-146a and miR-196a2 was accomplished by polymerase chain reaction coupled with restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Unconditional multiple-logistic regression analysis indicated that the GG genotype of miR-146a was associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer when compared to the CC genotype, and the adjusted OR (95%CI) was 3.73 (1.79-7.80). Moreover, the CG+GG genotype of miR-146a was associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer compared with the CC genotype (OR = 1.68, 95%CI = 1.06-2.66), and the GG genotype had a higher risk of ovarian cancer than the CC+CG genotype (OR = 3.02, 95%CI = 1.55-5.98). In conclusion, our study suggests that the miR-146a polymorphism is associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer and could be used as a biomarker for ovarian cancer susceptibility.

We investigated the relationship between miR-146a and miR-196a2 genetic polymorphisms and development of ovarian cancer in a Chinese population. A total of 134 patients and 227 control subjects were involved in our study between January 2012 and October 2014 from China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University. Genotyping of miR-146a and miR-196a2 was accomplished by polymerase chain reaction coupled with restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Unconditional multiple-logistic regression analysis indicated that the GG genotype of miR-146a was associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer when compared to the CC genotype, and the adjusted OR (95%CI) was 3.73 (1.79-7.80). Moreover, the CG+GG genotype of miR-146a was associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer compared with the CC genotype (OR = 1.68, 95%CI = 1.06-2.66), and the GG genotype had a higher risk of ovarian cancer than the CC+CG genotype (OR = 3.02, 95%CI = 1.55-5.98). In conclusion, our study suggests that the miR-146a polymorphism is associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer and could be used as a biomarker for ovarian cancer susceptibility.