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12/29/2015
Association study; Polymorphism; RAGE; susceptibility; Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an immune-related disease with genetic predisposition. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of three polymorphisms in the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) gene with UC risk in a Chinese population. This case-control study involved 72 UC patients and 479 age- and gender-matched healthy controls. Genotyping was ... more

Z.T. Wang; L.Y. Wang; L. Wang; S. Cheng; R. Fan; J. Zhou; J. Zhong
12/29/2015
Interleukin-10; Meta-analysis; Nasopharyngeal carcinoma; Polymorphism; Promoter genes

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 ... more

Y.F. Yu; Z.G. Han; W.B. Guo; G.J. Zhang; J.K. Yang; F.L. Wu; Q.Y. Ou; Y.H. Li; X.Y. Cai; Z.N. Zhan; J.H. Chen; W.L. Xie; L. Tang; C.D. Liu
12/29/2015
GSTM1; GSTT1; Meta-analysis; Polymorphism; Varicocele

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 ... more

B. Zhu; L. Yin; J.Y. Zhang
12/29/2015
Cardiovascular disease; Coronary artery disease; Gene; Meta-analysis; Polymorphism; PPARγ2

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 ... more

Y. Li; J. Zhu; J.Q. Ding
12/29/2015
Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Lymphotoxin beta receptor; Polymorphism; Prostate

The lymphotoxin-β receptor (LTβR) gene is involved in autoimmune disease and inflammatory disorder development, but the relationship between LTβR and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is unclear. In total, 222 with BPH were examined for 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms [rs3759333 (-1387C/T), rs3759334 (-1326A/G), and rs2364480 ( ... more

S.H. Lee; S.K. Kim; K.H. Yoo; J.H. Chung; S.G. Chang
12/28/2015
Alcohol dehydrogenase 2; Coronary artery disease; Meta-analysis; Polymorphism

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 ... more

L.L. Zhang; Y.Q. Wang; B. Fu; S.L. Zhao; Y. Kui
12/28/2015
Genetic relationship; PCR; Polymorphism; RAPD

The artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) is an important food and medicinal crop that is cultivated in Mediterranean countries. Morphological characteristics, such as head shape and diameter, leaf shape, and bract shape, are mainly affected by environmental conditions. A molecular marker approach was used to analyze the degree of polymorphism between artichoke hybrid lines. The degree ... more

M.A. Sharaf-Eldin; A. Al-Tamimi; P. Alam; S.F. Elkholy; J.R. Jordan
12/22/2015
Inflammation; Interleukin-10; Periodontal disease; Polymorphism

Because of the complex interaction between periodontal pathogens and the host defense system, periodontitis is considered an inflammatory disorder of bacterial etiology that results in periodontal tissue damage. Genetic mechanisms may interfere with the gene expression of important inflammation mediators, modulating the immunologic response of an individual. In this study, we evaluated ... more

R. Hannum; F.R. Godoy; A.S. da Cruz; T.C. Vieira; L.B. Minasi; deM. e Silva; C.C. da Silva; A.D. da Cruz
12/21/2015
Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Interleukin-10; Polymorphism

In this case-control study, we attempted to investigate the role of three common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; -1082G/A rs1800896, -819T/C rs1800871, and -592A/C rs1800872) in the IL-10 gene in the development of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a Chinese population. Three hundred and eighty-one patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and age- and gender-matched healthy ... more

F. Wang; Q.Q. Quan; C.L. Zhang; Y.B. Li; T.B. Jiang
12/17/2015
Meta-analysis; Polymorphism; Tumor necrosis factor-α; Vitiligo

Several case-control studies have been conducted to investigate the association between the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-308G/A polymorphism and vitiligo risk. However, the results of these studies are inconsistent; therefore, we attempted to comprehensively evaluate the association between TNF-α-308G/A polymorphism and vitiligo risk via a meta-analysis. Studies reporting the ... more

G. Nie; J.H. Qi; C.W. Huang; T. Yang; N. Shi; Y.J. Chen

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