The role of a single nucleotide polymorphism of the matrix metalloproteinase-1 gene promoter region in invasion and prognosis of meningiomas

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Efendioglu M., Basaran R., Bayrak O. F., Isik N., Kaner T., Sahin F., ...More

Turkish Neurosurgery, vol.24, no.5, pp.731-736, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.9823-13.1
  • Journal Name: Turkish Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.731-736
  • Keywords: Meningioma, Single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, MMP-1, Interstitial collagenase, Matrix metalloproteinase
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) enzyme family has been shown to be active in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. In this study, we analyzed the prevalence of a guanine insertion in the MMP-1 gene promoter region in meningiomas and its effect on invasion and prognosis. Material and Methods: The study was performed with 33 meningioma patients. We also included 33 healthy patients in the study as a control group. The promoter area was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) following DNA isolation. The polymorphism was detected by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). Results: According to the WHO classification of meningiomas, 87.9% of the affected patients were grade 1, and 12.1% were grade 2. In total, 72.7% of the meningioma patients (n=24) had at least one copy of the insertion (2G/1G or 2G/2G genotypes) and 27.3% (n=9) did not (1G/1G). There was no significant difference between the meningioma and control groups according to genotype distribution. Conclusion: In this study, the polymorphism in the matrix metalloproteinase-1 gene promoter region did not have an effect on the initiation, growth and progression of meningioma.