We conducted a case-control study to investigate the association between IL-6 -174 G>C and -572 C>G polymorphisms and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). We genotyped IL-6 ˗174 G>C and -572 C>G in 402 patients with CAD and 402 control individuals. IL-6 -174 G>C (rs1800795) and -572 C>G (rs1800796) alleles were detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism.
Lung cancer is a common malignant tumor worldwide and is now the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) and its receptor chemokine receptor 2 (CCR-2) are important chemokines. We examined the polymorphisms of 338 unrelated patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and 200 unrelated healthy controls of Han nationality in Northern China using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism.
We conducted a case-control study to investigate the role of 3 single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the gene encoding transforming growth factor-b1 (TGFB1) in the development of metastatic brain tumors in non-small cell lung cancer patients. The polymorphisms in TGFB1 rs4803455, rs1800469, and rs1800470 were evaluated by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism. Odds ratios and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals were used to assess the influence of TGFB1 rs4803455, rs1800469, and rs1800470 on metastatic brain tumors.
Vitamin D-binding protein (DBP), a highly polymorphic serum protein, encoded by GC gene, is important in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between GC polymorphisms (1F, 1S, and 2 alleles) and COPD susceptibility. Published case-control studies were retrieved from the Pubmed, Embase, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases. After data extraction, pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. Seven case-control studies were included.
Previous studies investigating the association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C/T polymorphisms and psoriasis risk have reported inconsistent results. The present meta-analysis aimed to comprehensively evaluate the association between MTHFR 677C/T polymorphism and psoriasis risk. The studies regarding the association between MTHFR 677C/T polymorphism and psoriasis risk were retrieved from the PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Chinese Biomedical databases.
Previous reports identified an association between sarcoidosis and an insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in angiotensin-converting enzyme. Our meta-analysis of articles published between March 1996 and June 2013 identified studies in the PubMed, EMBASE, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases. We examined whether angiotensin-converting enzyme polymorphisms influence sarcoidosis susceptibility. The strength of the association between I/D polymorphisms and sarcoidosis risk was measured based on the odds ratio and 95% confidence interval.
Carcinogenesis of breast carcinoma is very complicated. Previous studies have suggested conflicting results regarding the association between Tyr113His and His139Arg microsomal epoxide hydrolase (mEH) gene polymorphisms and risk of breast carcinoma. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the relationship between these polymorphisms and breast carcinoma risk. We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases to identify relevant studies.
Genome-wide association studies in several ethnic groups have reported that polymorphisms of the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and cleft lip and palate transmembrane 1-like (CLPTM1L) genes, located on 5p15.33, are associated with susceptibility to lung cancer. However, whether genetic variants of TERT-CLPTM1L are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in the Chinese Han population is unknown.
CD14 is involved in primary immune and inflammatory responses. The -159 C/T variation in the CD14 gene plays an important role in regulating CD14 expression and has been associated with the susceptibility to various diseases, including allergies. In this study, we examined the association between the C-159T polymorphism and atopic asthma susceptibility in children from Southeastern China. The study population included 746 unrelated children of Chinese Han nationality (362 patients with atopic asthma and 384 healthy controls).
The association between the MTHFR genetic polymorphism and ischemic stroke has been reported by a number of investigators. However, the results have been controversial and conflicting. The aim of this study was to explore the association between the MTHFR variants C677T and A1298C and the risk of ischemic stroke in an Eastern Chinese Han population. A total of 199 patients with ischemic stroke and 241 controls were recruited. Genotyping of the MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms was carried out using the Taqman 7900HT Sequence Detection System.