Predictive Value of MiR-219-1, MiR-938, MiR-34b/c, and MiR-218 Polymorphisms for Gastric Cancer Susceptibility and Prognosis

Dis Markers. 2017;2017:4731891. doi: 10.1155/2017/4731891. Epub 2017 Feb 19.


Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most prominent global cancer-related health threats. Genes play a key role in the precise mechanisms of gastric cancer. SNPs in mi-RNAs could affect mRNA expression and then affect the risk and prognosis of GC. Firstly, we have decided to perform a case-control study which included 897 GC patients and 992 controls to evaluate the association of miR-219-1 rs213210, miR-938 rs2505901, miR-34b/c rs4938723, and miR-218 rs11134527 polymorphisms with gastric cancer susceptibility. Secondly, among the 897 GC patients above, 755 cases underwent a radical operation, without distant metastasis and with negative surgical margins included in the survival analysis to evaluate the association of the four SNPs above with gastric cancer prognosis. The C/T or C/C genotypes of rs213210 were related to a lower GC risk (OR = 0.76, 95% CI: 0.62-0.93, P = 0.009) compared to the T/T genotype. Rs11134527 in miR-218 was associated with GC survival, and the G/A and G/G genotypes of rs11134527 resulted in a decreased risk of death when compared with the A/A genotype (HR = 0.75, 95% CI: 0.61-0.95, P = 0.016). This study found that miR-219-1 rs213210 polymorphism was associated with GC susceptibility and rs11134527 in miR-218 was positively correlated with GC prognosis.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biomarkers, Tumor / blood*
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • MicroRNAs / blood*
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide*
  • Prognosis
  • Stomach Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / pathology


  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • MicroRNAs