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Association of miR-938G>A Polymorphisms with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)-Related Gene Expression
Sung Hwan Cho, Eun Hee Ahn, Hui Jeong An, Ji Hyang Kim, Jung Jae Ko, Young Ran Kim, Woo Sik Lee, Nam Keun Kim
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression in animals and plants. The aim of this study was to investigate whether polymorphisms in miR-938 are associated with the risk of primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and POI-related target gene regulation. We identified the miR-938G>A polymorphisms within the seed sequence of mature miRNA and aligned the seed sequence with the 3′ untranslated region (UTR) of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRHR) mRNA, a miR-938 target gene. We found that the binding of miR-938 to the 3′-UTR of GnRHR mRNA was significantly different between normal and variant alleles. Our data suggests that the dysregulation of miR-938G>A influences the binding to GnRHR and that miR-938G>A polymorphisms might contribute to regulation of POI-related target genes.
- PMID: 28604625
- Fulltext: http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/6/1255