Polymorphisms in MMP-2 and TIMP-2 in Turkish patients with prostate cancer


Yaykasli K. O. , Kayikci M. A. , Yamak N. , Soguktas H., Duzenli S., Arslan A. O. , ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.44, ss.839-843, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1305-63
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.839-843

Özet

Aim: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the Western male population. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) modulate the remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM). The imbalance between MMPs and TIMPs may lead to an emergence of pathological processes such as cancer. In this study, the association between TIMP-2 (-418 G/C) and MMP-2 (-1306 C/T) polymorphisms and prostate cancer in the Turkish population was investigated.