Florin Burada

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BACKGROUND Cytokines and chemokines are involved in cancer development and progression, but their role in colorectal tumorigenesis is still far from well defined. This study investigated the association between five cytokine promoter polymorphisms and risk, stage, and histological grade of colorectal cancer (CRC) in a hospital-based case-control study. (More)
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer remains one of the most common types of cancer worldwide, with a large geographical variation in incidence and mortality rates. Cytokine polymorphisms are the most studied host polymorphisms and are associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer in many regions, but have not been studied extensively in Eastern European(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a leading cause of cancer death in both men and women worldwide. Among the factors and mechanisms that are involved in the multifactorial etiology of CRC, autophagy is an important transformational switch that occurs when a cell shifts from normal to malignant. In recent years, multiple hypotheses have been considered(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to assess the possible association of polymorphisms in the autophagy gene IRGM (rs13361189 and rs4958847) with the risk of gastric cancer. METHODS A total of 102 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma, 52 with chronic gastritis and 351 healthy controls were included in this study. IRGM allelic variants were genotyped by(More)
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome (KTWS) is a rare congenital disorder, characterized by capillary, venous and lymphatic vascular malformations in association with bone and soft tissue hypertrophy. We report a KTWS patient with extensive hemangiomatosis of the right lower limb, trunk and upper limbs; bone and soft tissue hypertrophy of upper limbs, scapular(More)
Gastric cancer is a major leading cause of cancer-related death in both sexes in Europe. The role of autophagy process in carcinogenesis remains unclear and there is increasing evidence that Helicobacter pylori is a key player in modulating autophagy in gastric carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess the potential association of ATG16L1 T300A(More)
Interstitial deletion of the proximal short arm of chromosome 10 represents a rare genetic alteration. Literature review revealed that only 10 postnatal diagnosed clinical cases with deletions overlapping 10p12p11 were published until present. We report the first prenatal diagnosis and postnatal findings in a male fetus with a 10.6 Mb interstitial deletion(More)
Gastric cancer remains one of the most common malignicies worldwide. A new described pathway IL-23/IL-17 has proved to be involved in the etiology of various chronic inflammatory diseases. In this study, we firstly investigated a possible association of IL23R R381Q polymorphism (rs11209026) with gastric cancer susceptibility. We included in this study 82(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Mismatch repair (MMR) genes play a critical role in maintaining genomic stability, and the impairment of MMR machinery is associated with different human cancers, mainly colorectal cancer. The purpose of our study was to analyze gene expression patterns of three MMR genes (MSH2, MHS6, and EXO1) in gastroesophageal cancers, a pathology in(More)
Accumulating evidence that microRNA (miRNA) genes are involved in different processes associated with gastric carcinogenesis. The polymorphisms located on miRNA sequences may affect the interaction with their target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and, consequently, genetic susceptibility to disease. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of miR-149(More)