Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase

Association between a microRNA-214 binding site polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

G. R. Shen, Li, W. Z., Liu, Y. C., Li, X. P., Yuan, H. Y., Shen, G. R., Li, W. Z., Liu, Y. C., Li, X. P., and Yuan, H. Y., Association between a microRNA-214 binding site polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key regulators of gene expression and play an important role in the development and progression of various diseases including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). In this study, we determined whether a polymorphism at the miR-214 binding site in the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) is associated with susceptibility to ESCC. A total of 448 ESCC cases and 460 gender- and age-matched subjects were recruited for the study.

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