Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is recognized for its importance in lipoprotein metabolism and cardiovascular disease. We evaluated the association between APOE rs4420638 genotypes and circulating lipid concentrations along with the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). We conducted a case-control study involving 1508 individuals to investigate the contribution of rs4420638 to the risk of CHD in Han Chinese. In addition, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between rs4420638 and CHD in Europeans and Asians.
We conducted a study to investigate the role of three IL-17 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) (rs2275913G>A, rs3748067C>T, and rs763780 T>C) in the development of gastric cancer. A total of 252 patients with gastric cancer and 252 control subjects were collected between May 2012 and May 2014. The SNP genotyping of IL-17A rs2275913G>A and rs3748067C>T and IL-17F rs763780 T>C was performed using the Sequenom MassARRAY platform (Sequenom, San Diego, CA, USA) according to the manufacturer instructions.
Twelve polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated in the Japanese gecko, Gekko japonicus. We genotyped one population from Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China (N = 36). The mean number of observed alleles per locus was 7.3 (range 4 to 13). Observed and expected heterozygosity values ranged from 0.200 to 0.944 and from 0.395 to 0.797, respectively. One locus (GJ20) showed significant departure from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium; no linkage disequilibrium was found between any two loci.
The association between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene polymorphisms and risk of cancer has been investigated in several studies published previously; however, the individual results are inconclusive. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to establish evidence for an association between the VEGF -634 G/C polymorphism and risk of cancer. We searched PubMed, Medline, and Korean Studies Information Service System databases and identified 29 case-control studies, containing data of 25,324 individuals, for this meta-analysis.
The association between the human 8-oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (hOGG1) gene Ser326Cys polymorphism (rs1052133) and gastric cancer has been widely evaluated, yet a definitive answer to whether this association exists is lacking. We first conducted a case-control study to assess this association in a large Han Chinese population, and then performed a meta-analysis to further address this issue. This case-control study involved 448 patients clinically diagnosed with gastric cancer and 372 cancer-free control individuals from China.
We conducted a case-control study to assess the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) -634G/C, +936C/T, and +1612G/A genetic variations in the development of osteosarcoma in a Chinese population. This hospital-based case-control study examined 130 patients with osteosarcoma and 130 age- and gender-matched healthy controls from March 2011 and March 2013. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism was applied to assess the VEGF -634G/C, +936C/T, and +1612G/A gene polymorphisms.
The aim of this study was to explore whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) polymorphisms confer susceptibility to psoriasis. Meta-analyses were conducted to examine the associations between the +405 C/G, -460 C/T, -1154 A/G, and -2578 A/C polymorphisms of VEGF and psoriasis using allele contrast and recessive, dominant, and additive models. Seven studies on VEGF polymorphisms and psoriasis involving 1956 subjects (psoriasis patients 665, controls 1291) were included in this meta-analysis.
The aim of our study was to conduct a case-control study in a Chinese postmenopausal population to evaluate the roles of the IGF-1 rs35767 and rs972936 polymorphisms on bone mineral density (BMD) levels and osteoporosis risk. A total of 272 consecutive postmenopausal women with a primary diagnosis of osteoporosis and 272 controls were enrolled in the study between 2012 and 2014. The polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method was used to genotype the rs35767 and rs972936 IGF-1 polymorphisms.
Numerous studies have evaluated the association between the angiotensin II type-1 receptor (AGTR1) gene A1166C polymorphism and breast cancer risk. However, the specific association is controversial. The aim of the present study was to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship. A comprehensive research was conducted of the PubMed and the Google Scholar databases through February 2015. Data were assessed using STATA version 12.0. Pooled odds ratios with 95%CIs were derived from the fixed-effect or random-effect models.
Numerous studies have evaluated the relationship between the T241M polymorphism of the X-ray repair cross-complementing group 3 (XRCC3) gene and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. However, the specific relationship remains controversial. We conducted meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between the XRCC3 T241M polymorphism and CRC risk. The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for relevant studies investigating the relationship between the XRCC3 T241M polymorphism and CRC risk.