Lack of Associations of the MDM4 rs4245739 Polymorphism with Risk of Thyroid Cancer among Iranian-Azeri Patients: a Case-Control Study

Document Type : Research Articles


1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran

3 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.


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