Association of the miRNA146a rs2910164 C>G Polymorphism with Head and Neck Cancer Risk: A Meta-analysis

  • Chen, Xiang-Jun (Department of Medical Quality Control, West China Hospital, Sichuan University) ;
  • Zhou, Tao-You (Department of Infectious Disease, West China Hospital, Sichuan University) ;
  • Chen, Min (Department of Medical Quality Control, West China Hospital, Sichuan University) ;
  • Li, Nian (Department of Medical Quality Control, West China Hospital, Sichuan University) ;
  • Liu, Fang (Department of Medical Quality Control, West China Hospital, Sichuan University)
  • Published : 2015.05.18


Objective: To investigate any association of the miRNA146a rs2910164 C>G polymorphism with head and neck cancer risk. Materials and Methods: The Medline, PubMed, PUBMED, EMBASE, Web of Science, WanFang and CNKI databases were searched and a meta-analysis was conducted using RevMan 5.2 software. Results: After searching and evaluating the literature, a total seven papers involving 2,766 patients with head and neck cancer and 6,603 healthy controls were included into this meta analysis. The results showed that there were no significant differences between patients and healthy controls overall for the miRNA rs2910164 C>G gene polymorphism (dominant model:OR=0.78, 95%CI:0.58-1.04, P=0.09; recessive model:OR=0.86, 95%CI:0.67-1.12, P=0.27;GG:CC:OR=0.75, 95%CI:0.52-1.08, P=0.12;GC:CC:OR=0.79, 95%CI:0.60-1.04, P=0.10). However, a significant association of miRNA rs2910164 C>G gene polymorphism with Chinese head and neck cancer risk was noted, limited to the dominant model (OR=0.68, 95%CI:0.50-0.95, P=0.02;GG:CC:OR=0.62, 95%CI:0.42-0.92, P=0.02;GC:CC:OR=0.72, 95%CI:0.520.99, P=0.04). Conclusions: miRNA146a rs2910164 C>G polymorphism is not associated with head and neck cancer risk in general, but tehre may be link in Chinese.


Head and neck cancer;miRNA146a rs2910164 C>G;polymorphism;meta analysis;Chinese


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