PubMed | Taixing Peoples Hospital Taixing 225400 and Nantong University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental pathology | Year: 2016
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignancies and one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the association between miR-449a rs112310158 SNP and GC risk. Our findings revealed that a variant GG genotype increased the risk of occurrence of GC compared to a wild type AA genotype (OR = 2.542, 95% CI: 1.304-4.954, P = 0.005). Specifically, the G allele reduced the risk of occurrence of cervical cancer in women compared to the A allele (OR = 1.279, 95% CI: 1.012-1.617, P = 0.043). In conclusion, our findings suggest that miR-449a rs112310158 is a genetic risk factor for GC.