Feng-ping Yang

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Early growth response (EGR) genes are thought to have a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia because of their conserved DNA binding domain and biologically activity in neuronal plasticity. This zinc-finger motif could influence gene post-translational modification and expression. The multigenetic association model, using markers in genes of similar or(More)
A total of 130 Chinese schizophrenic patients (45 male, 85 female) were enrolled in the study. Clinical efficacy was determined using Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) scores. We genotyped 10 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the catechol-O-methyl transferase gene (COMT) in our patients and re-examined them for association with changes in BPRS(More)
UNLABELLED The Forkhead Box L1 (Foxl1) transcription factor regulates epithelial proliferation and development of gastrointestinal tract, and has been implicated in gastrointestinal and pancreatic tumorigenesis. However, the role of Foxl1 in renal cancer development and progression remains to be elucidated. The study was conducted to investigate the(More)
UNLABELLED Argonaute 2 proteins (Ago2) have been demonstrated to be widely expressed and involved in post-transcriptional gene silencing and play key roles in carcinogenesis. However, its expression profile and prognostic value in urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) have not been investigated. METHODS Real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) and Western(More)
AIMS A number of studies demonstrate that the polymorphisms in the 5 region of HTR2C play a pivotal role in antipsychotic drug efficacy. Since risperidone is an antagonist of HTR2C, polymorphic variations in HTR2C may explain variability in response to risperidone treatment. We analyzed HTR2C polymorphisms for association with efficacy of risperidone(More)
Cell migration plays major roles in human renal cancer-related death, but the molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Valproic acid (VPA) is a broad-spectrum inhibitor of class I and II histone deacetylases and shows great anticancer activity in a variety of human cancers. In this study, we found that VPA significantly inhibited cell migration but not(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC), now the third most common cancer across the world, is known to aggregate in families. USP7 is a very important protein with an important role in regulating the p53 pathway, which is critical for genomic stability and tumor suppression. We here genotyped eight SNPs within the USP7 gene and conducted a case-control study in 312 CRC(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal expressions of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor and its interacting postsynaptic density (PSD) molecules have been hypothesized to be involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Few studies have carried out association studies with DLG4 gene (coding PSD-95 protein) and sought to validate the results with Asian schizophrenia(More)
A recent study suggested that SLC35F3 which encoded a thiamine transporter was a new candidate gene for hypertension. The goal of this study was to investigate the association between the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the SLC35F3 gene and hypertension in a Chinese population. Sanger sequencing was performed in 93 samples to find SNPs in coding(More)