Dian-wu Liu

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Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is a gaseous messenger and serves as an important neuromodulator in the central nervous system. The current study was undertaken to investigate whether H(2)S attenuates the neuronal injury induced by vascular dementia (VD). Rats were subjected to bilateral common carotid artery and vertebral artery occlusion for 5 min three times in(More)
Conflicting results in previous case–control studies on the association between Glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1) gene polymorphism and Parkinson’s disease (PD) risk have been reported, so we conducted this meta-analysis. We searched and extracted data from 3 Chinese and 3 English web-based electronic databases to evaluate the associations by odds ratio(More)
There were some case–control studies, nested case–control studies, and cohort studies with controversial results on the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and breast cancer risk. Case–control studies are prone to selection bias, which limit the strength and quality of the evidence. To overcome the shortcoming of the case–control(More)
Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) regulate diverse cellular functions by their activity of cleaving ubiquitin from specific protein substrates. Ubiquitin-Specific Protease 46 (USP46) has recently been identified as a quantitative trait gene responsible for immobility in the tail suspension test and forced swimming test in mice. Mice with a lysine codon (Lys(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its sequelae are now recognized as serious problems globally. Our aime is to screen hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and identify the characteristics of proteins involved. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We affinity-purified sample serum with weak cation-exchange (WCX) magnetic(More)
The association between serum folate and vitamin B12 levels and the risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) remains unclear. This meta-analysis included 16 studies of serum folate levels (1190 cases and 1501 controls) and 18 studies of serum vitamin B12 levels (1239 cases and 1562 controls) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Reduced(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Several epidemiological studies have reported the association between obesity and multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS A literature search of the observational studies, published as original articles in English before December 2015, was performed using electronic databases. RESULTS Five observational studies were included, of which 3 were(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies examining whether glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) polymorphisms are associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) have reported inconsistent results. To clarify those inconsistencies, a meta-analysis was performed. METHODS The electronic databases were searched for all publications regarding the association. Studies were included if(More)
To clarify the relationship between serum folate and schizophrenia (SZ) risk, the meta-analysis was conducted. PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched without language restrictions. Weighted mean difference (WMD) as a summary statistic was used in this meta-analysis. Subgroup analyses by publication language (English and non-English), ethnicity(More)
BACKGROUND Several epidemiological studies have evaluated the association between the NAD(P)H oxidase p22 phox gene C242T polymorphism and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), diabetic nephropathy (DN), and carotid atherosclerosis with T2DM (CA), but the results are inconclusive. This meta-analysis was therefore designed to clarify these(More)
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