Numerous studies have evaluated the association between the human interleukin-10 gene -592C>A polymorphism and gastric cancer risk. However, the results have been inconsistent. This meta-analysis was designed to resolve these controversies. Systematic searches of the electronic databases Embase, PubMed, and Google Scholar were performed to identify relevant studies. A meta-analysis was performed to examine the association between the interleukin-10 gene -592C>A polymorphism and gastric cancer risk.
We examined the relationships between N-transacetylase 2 (NAT2), cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2E1 enzyme, glutathione S-transferase M1, T1 (GSTM1/GSTT1) gene polymorphisms, and anti-tuberculosis drug-induced hepatic injury (ADIH). A one-to-one matched case-control study was carried out using clinical data. NAT2, CYP2E1, GSTM1, and GSTT1 polymorphisms were identified in 173 pairs of research subjects. Statistical analysis was performed to determine risk factors of ADIH.
We examined whether the X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) Arg399Gln polymorphism is a risk factor for bladder cancer by conducting a meta-analysis. We searched the Pubmed and Embase databases for study retrieval. This meta-analysis examined 16 case-control studies, including 892 prostate cancer cases and 1020 healthy controls.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease, occurring in about 60% of type 2 diabetic patients. Other than known clinical risk factors, the influence of genes has been suggested as part of the development of diabetic retinopathy. We investigated the association of Gly82Ser, 1704G/T and 2184A/G polymorphisms in the RAGE gene with retinopathy in type 2 diabetic patients in Malaysia. Ninety-eight unrelated retinopathy patients and 185 unrelated healthy controls from all over Malaysia were recruited in this study.
Numerous studies have evaluated the association between Ser311Cys (rs1801028, C>G) polymorphism of the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene and schizophrenia risk. However, the specific association is still controversial. We examined whether DRD2 Ser311Cys polymorphism confers schizophrenia risk in Asian populations. Sixteen studies were retrieved reporting on a total of 2268 schizophrenia patients and 2423 healthy controls.
We investigated the association between the LOC387715/ARMS2 polymorphism (rs10490924 G>T) and susceptibility to polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) through a meta-analysis of 1446 cases and 3255 controls from eight case-control studies. The genetic effect of the LOC387715/ARMS2 rs10490924 G>T polymorphism on PCV was assessed by calculating pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs).
There is structural damage to myelin and secondary immune injury in the development of delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (DEACMP). In order to assess the role of genetic factors in this mechanism, we studied the association between tumor necrosis factor-α308 (TNF-α308) and myelin basic protein (MBP) 5ꞌ-side tetranucleotide repetitive sequence (TGGA) n gene polymorphism and DEACMP.
XRCC1-399 allele polymorphisms have been reported to be associated with susceptibility to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the conclusions of the various studies have been inconsistent. We conducted a meta-analysis of available studies to determine whether XRCC1-399 alleles influence susceptibility to hepatocellular carcinoma.
We made a meta-analysis of the association between X-ray cross-complementing gene 1 (XRCC1) genetic polymorphism Arg399Gln and esophageal cancer (EC) risk. Statistical analysis was performed with the Review Manager version 4.2.8 software program and STATA version 11.0. We selected 16 case-control studies for this meta-analysis, including 3591 EC cases and 5752 controls. Overall, the Gln399 allele was not associated with EC risk, compared with the Arg399 allele in the populations included in the analysis.
We examined the association of the interleukin-28B (IL-28B) gene rs12979860 T/C polymorphism with development of hepatitis virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver cirrhosis (LC). Two investigators independently searched the PubMed, Elsevier, EMBASE, Web of Science, Wiley Online Library, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure data bases.