Tumor Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 6267–6273 | Cite as

Combined analysis of pri-miR-34b/c rs4938723 and TP53 Arg72Pro with cervical cancer risk

  • Fang Yuan
  • Ruifen Sun
  • Peng Chen
  • Yundan Liang
  • Shanshan Ni
  • Yi Quan
  • Juan Huang
  • Lin Zhang
  • Linbo Gao
Original Article


miR-34 family members can form a p53-miR-34 positive feedback loop and induce apoptosis, DNA repair, angiogenesis, and cell cycle arrest. We conducted a case-control study to examine whether two polymorphisms (i.e., rs4938723 in the promoter of pri-miR-34b/c and TP53 Arg72Pro) were linked to the carcinogenesis of cervical cancer among Chinese Han women. Genotypes of the two polymorphisms in 328 cervical cancer patients and 568 control subjects were determined by using a polymerase chain reaction—restriction fragment length polymorphism assay. We found a significantly increased cervical cancer risk in the pri-miR-34b/c rs4938723 under dominant and overdominant model (CT/CC vs. TT: adjusted OR = 1.34, 95 % CI = 1.01–1.77; CT vs. TT/CC: adjusted OR = 1.37, 95 % CI = 1.05–1.80, respectively). Increased cervical cancer risks were also found in the TP53 Arg72Pro under a heterozygous comparison and overdominant model (CG vs. GG: adjusted OR = 1.44, 95 % CI = 1.06–1.95; CG vs. GG/CC: adjusted OR = 1.47, 95 % CI = 1.12–1.94, respectively). Stratification analysis showed that patients carrying the pri-miR-34b/c rs4938723 CT genotype had a significantly increased risk for developing poorly differential status and clinical stage I. Moreover, increased cancer risks were observed for the TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism in patients with poorly differential status, clinical stage II, and without lymph node metastasis. Combined analysis revealed that the genotypes of rs4938723 CT/CC and TP53 Arg72Pro CG/CC had an increased cervical cancer risk (OR = 2.21, 95 % CI = 1.38–3.53). These findings suggest that the pri-miR-34b/c rs4938723 and TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphisms may contribute to the genesis of cervical cancer.


Cervical cancer pri-miR-34b/c TP53 Polymorphism 



This work was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81302149, 81202387, 81560429), the PhD Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (No. 20130181120011), Distinguished Young Scientist of Sichuan University (No. 2013SCU04A38), the Science & Technology Pillar Program of Sichuan Province (No. 2014SZ0001, 2013JY0013), and the Joint Project on Science and Technology Agency of Yunnan Province and Yunnan Traditional Chinese Medicine University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fang Yuan
    • 1
  • Ruifen Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peng Chen
    • 3
    • 4
  • Yundan Liang
    • 3
    • 4
  • Shanshan Ni
    • 5
  • Yi Quan
    • 5
  • Juan Huang
    • 5
  • Lin Zhang
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Linbo Gao
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Immunology, West China School of Preclinical and Forensic MedicineSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Central LaboratoryYunnan University of Traditional Chinese MedicineKunmingChina
  3. 3.Laboratory of Molecular and Translational Medicine, West China Institute of Women and Children’s Health, West China Second University HospitalSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  4. 4.Key Laboratory of Obstetric and Gynecologic and Pediatric Diseases and Birth Defects of Ministry of Education, West China Second University HospitalSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, West China Second University HospitalSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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