Document Type: Research Articles
Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
Division of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Background and Aim: MDM4, a negative regulator of the p53 tumor suppression pathway, has been demonstrated to be overexpressed in a variety of human cancers. Research has revealed that the rs4245739 A>C polymorphism of MDM4 in the 3′-untranslated region makes it a miR-191 target site, leading to lower MDM4 expression. This study aimed to detect if the rs4245739 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) impacts on thyroid cancer (TC) development in Iranian-Azeri patients. Materials and Method: Blood samples were taken from 232 healthy controls and 130 TC patients of Iranian-Azeri ethnicity. For genotyping, Tetra-ARMS PCR was performed. SPSS for Windows (version 22.0, IBM SPSS Inc., USA) and the SHEsis online software were used for data analysis. Results: Alleles of MDM4 rs4245739 SNP demonstrated no significant different in frequencies between patients and controls (p>0.05). Additionally, genotypes of MDM4 rs4245739 SNP did not increase or decrease TC risk in patients compared with healthy subjects. Conclusion: Considering the lack of any observed association between the MDM4 rs4245739 polymorphism and TC, we conclude no significant role in the pathophysiology of the disease.