This meta-analysis showed the evidence that FGFR4 Gly388Arg polymorphism was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer development and progression, suggesting that FGFR4 Gly388Arg polymorphism could be a marker for prostate cancer development and progression.
Our results indicate that the FGFR4 Arg allele of the Gly388Arg polymorphism and the G allele of the rs2011077 polymorphism have a significant impact on the development of prostate cancer and BPH, and the progression of prostate cancer in a Japanese population.
Polymorphisms of fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 have association with the development of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia and the progression of prostate cancer in a Japanese population.
We investigated the association between the Gly388Arg polymorphism or the G or A polymorphism at intron 11 (rs2011077) of FGFR4, which was located 1,213 base pairs apart from the Gly388Arg polymorphism, and the risk of prostate cancer or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), and the prostate cancer disease status in Japanese men.
Our findings indicate that increased receptor stability and sustained FGFR-4 signaling occur in most human prostate cancers due to either the presence of a common genetic polymorphism or the expression of a protein that stabilizes FGFR-4.
The FGFR-4 Arg388 allele is associated with both an increased incidence and clinical aggressiveness of prostate cancer and results in changes in cellular motility and invasiveness in immortalized prostate epithelial cells consistent with the promotion of metastasis.