Association of single nucleotide polymorphism in hsa-miR-499 and hsa-miR-196a2 with the risk of prostate cancer

  • Ramin Nouri
  • Saeid GhorbianEmail author
Urology - Original Paper



Prostate cancer (PCa) is one the most common malignant cancers in men. Micro-RNAs are a group of a noncoding small molecule, which plays critical roles in signalling pathways, metabolism, apoptosis and cancer development. The purpose of this study was to examine the possible association between the hsa-miR-499 (rs3746444) and hsa-miR-196a2 (rs11614913) gene polymorphisms with the risk of PCa.


The case–control investigation was performed on 300 peripheral blood samples, consisting of 150 patients with PCa and 150 healthy men without a family history of cancers. Genetic variations of hsa-miR-499 and hsa-miR-196a2 genes were assessed using the PCR–RFLP method.


The T/T + TC/CC genotype frequencies showed a significant association between has-mir499 (rs3746444 T>C) gene polymorphism with the risk of PCa (p = 0.027; OR 1.780; 95% CI 1.030–3.113). The genotype frequencies of hsa-miR-196a2 gene did not reveal a statistically significant difference between two groups (p > 0.05).


Our findings supported that hsa-miR-499 gene polymorphism significantly increased susceptibility to PCa and may be considered as a potential prognostic biomarker in PCa patients. The findings suggested that no correlation between hsa-miR-196a2 gene polymorphism and PCa susceptibility in an Iranian population.


Prostate cancer Prognostic biomarker Hsa-miR-499 Hsa-miR-196a 



This article was extracted from an MSc thesis (IR. 951010) at Ahar Branch Islamic Azad University. We would like to appreciate all the staffs of Imam Khomeini Hospital and medical University of Tehran.

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Conflict of interest

Ramin Nouri and Saeid Ghorbian declare that no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Genetics, Ahar BranchIslamic Azad UniversityAharIran

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