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IL-8; Polymorphism; Primary gouty arthritis; rs2227306; rs4073

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ICAM-1; IL-6; IL-8; Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion; NF-κB; Total peony glycoside

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Although many epidemiologic studies have investigated the p53 codon 72 polymorphism and its association with esophageal cancer (EC) in China, definite conclusions could not be drawn. To clarify the effects of p53 codon 72 polymorphism on the risk of EC, we performed a meta-analysis on the Chinese population. A total of 13 studies including 3308 patients and 5115 controls were involved in ... more

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Gastric cancer; Meta-analysis; MicroRNA; Polymorphism

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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

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