Mutations in the CYP1B1 gene were detected in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients. However, the association between these mutations and the incidence of POAG remains to be elucidated. Here, we have conducted a meta-analysis to analyze this correlation, using relevant studies obtained from an extensive search of various electronic databases, including EMBase, Web of Science, and PubMed. The extracted studies were selected for the meta-analysis based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) is an essential phase II enzyme in the metabolism of aromatic and heterocyclic amines and of hydrazines. NAT2 activity can be divided into three phenotypes: rapid, intermediate, and slow. Studies identifying an association between NAT2 polymorphism and the risk of pancreatic cancer have shown conflicting results.
The specific correlation between CXCR4 expression and survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been investigated independently; however, these have yielded inconsistent results. Therefore, we examined the exact relationship between CXCR4 expression and NSCLC in this meta-analysis. The bibliographic databases in English and Chinese were carefully searched and data regarding the prognostic value of CXCR4 and its association with pathological parameters of NSCLC were collected. Pooled odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were applied.
We evaluated the associations between three common polymorphisms in the AGER gene and the risks of breast (BC) and lung (LC) cancer using meta-analysis. A systematic electronic search of the literature was conducted to identify all potential correlation studies in Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, PubMed, CISCOM, China BioMedicine (CBM), and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases.
Previous studies have revealed that the expression level of microRNA-29a (miR-29a) was remarkably different in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and healthy controls, indicating that miR-29a can be used as a diagnostic marker of CRC, but the results have been inconsistent. We conducted this meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic performance of blood-based miR-29a for CRC. We performed a systematic review of studies published over the past two decades to investigate the diagnostic performance of serum miR-29a for the diagnosis of CRC.
This meta-analysis investigated the correlation between the PPARγ2 Pro12Ala polymorphism and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Electronic database and manual searches were conducted to retrieve studies published relevant to the PPARγ2 Pro12Ala polymorphism and CVD. Rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria were employed for selection of high-quality patients-control studies.
We studied the association between aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) polymorphism and coronary artery disease (CAD) and clarified the mechanisms underlying this association. We searched the ISI, Medline (Ovid), PubMed, CNKI, Wanfang, and Weipu Databases. Statistical analysis was performed using Revman 5.0 and Stata12.0 softwares. A total of 3305 cases and 5016 controls in 12 case-control studies were included in this meta-analysis.
It has been reported that interleukin-10 (IL-10) promoter genes (1082 A/G, 819 T/C, 592 A/C) are associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, the results remain controversial and ambiguous. To resolve inconsistencies in published data, we performed a meta-analysis to ascertain the association between IL-10 polymorphisms and NPC risk. Two case-control studies and two cohort studies were quantitatively analyzed to evaluate IL-10 promoter gene polymorphisms and NPC risk.
The glutathione S-transferase (GST) family represents a major group of detoxification and antioxidant enzymes. Studies have shown that high oxidative stress levels are associated with varicocele. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between GSTM1 and GSTT1 null polymorphisms and varicocele using a study group of 497 varicocele patients and 476 control subjects. A systematic literature search (for articles published up to September 2014) utilizing Google Scholar and PubMed was conducted.
Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) has been identified as a potential cancer biomarker, yet the mechanism by which it influences the development of cancer remains unknown. In this study, we aimed to correlate MALAT1 expression with pathological features and prognosis in cancer patients. Several databases were searched using combinations of keywords relating to MALAT1 and cancer. After selection of relevant cohort studies according to strict criteria, a meta-analysis was conducted.