Epidemiological studies have indicated that folate metabolism is correlated with increased risk of gastric cancer. Since methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is an important enzyme involved in folate metabolism, in this study, we examined whether polymorphisms and haplotypes of MTHFR are correlated with the risk of gastric cancer. The polymorphisms MTHFR C677T and MTHFR A1298C were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis in 285 patients and 570 healthy controls.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether interleukin-10 (IL-10) promoter polymorphisms are associated with leprosy or their subtypes in ethnic groups from southwest China. Genotyping using TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Master Mix and ABI 7500 real-time PCR system was performed for IL-10 T3575A, G2849A, C2763A, A1082G, C819T, and C592A in 189 healthy controls (40 ± 18 years) and 193 patients (46 ± 18 years) with leprosy [multibacillary, N = 131; paucibacillary (PB), N = 62].