Fengping Yang

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INTRODUCTION We aimed to investigate the effect of valproic acid (VPA) on NKG2D ligand expression in human renal carcinoma cell lines and to investigate the mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Different concentrations of VPA from 0.5 mM to 8.0 mM were applied to 786-O and ACHN cell lines, respectively. Cell viability after treatment with VPA was determined(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic factors related to the regulation of apoptosis in schizophrenia patients may be involved in a reduced vulnerability to cancer. XRCC4 is one of the potential candidate genes associated with schizophrenia which might induce colorectal cancer resistance. METHODS To examine the genetic association between colorectal cancer and(More)
  • Zhenming Guo, Weibo Niu, Yan Bi, Rui Zhang, Decheng Ren, Jiaxin Hu +11 others
  • 2016
Schizophrenia is a severe and complex mental disorder with high heritability. There is evidence that mutations in the gene of Nmethyl-d-aspartate-type glutamate receptors (NMDAR) are associated with schizophrenia. GRIN2B encodes a subunit of NMDARs, and has been identified as a candidate gene for many psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia. In this(More)
Lilium cernuum is endangered and was listed in the category of key protected wild plants in China. In this study, we report the complete chloroplast genome of L. cernuum using Illumina paired-end sequencing. The entire chloroplast genome maps as a circular molecule of 152,604 bp built with a quadripartite organization: two inverted repeats (IRs) of 26,481(More)
Lilium fargesii Franchet is an endangered species endemic to China. In this study, the complete chloroplast genome has been generated from the Next Generation Sequencing. The whole genome is 153,235 bp in length, and includes one large single copy region of 82,217 bp, one small single copy region of 17,038 bp and a pair of inverted repeat region of 26,990(More)
Evidence has indicated that the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) among schizophrenia is lower than normal. To explore this potential protective effect, we employed an innovative strategy combining association study with allele-specific expression (ASE) analysis in MCC gene. We first genotyped four polymorphisms within MCC in 312 CRC patients, 270(More)
PURPOSE Telomerase activity is associated with cellular immortalization and is present in most human tumors but absent in normal tissues. The activity of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), a catalytic telomerase subunit, correlates with telomerase activity in tumors. The objective of this study was to investigate TERT promoter methylation and its(More)
Schizophrenia is a severe and complex mental disorder with high heritability. There is an evidence that metabotropic glutamate receptors (GRM) are associated with schizophrenia. GRM7 has been identified as a candidate gene for many psychiatric disorders especially schizophrenia. In this study, we investigated whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
The SLC6A3 and SLC6A4 genes are members of a class of neurotransmitter transporters for the release, re-uptake and recycling of neurotransmitters in synapses. SLC6A3 and SLC6A4 encode a dopamine transporter and serotonin transporter, respectively. Abnormal expression and genetic polymorphism of SLC6A3 and SLC6A4 genes may increase the risk of developing(More)
Schizophrenia is a common severe mental illness affecting 0.3-2.0% of the world's population. The potassium channels are thought to have a role in modulating electrical excitability in neurons, regulating calcium signaling in oligodendrocytes and regulating action potential duration in presynaptic terminals and GABA release. Previous studies have reported(More)