Guang-Rong Cai

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We assessed whether the vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms (FokI, BsmI, ApaI, and TaqI) were associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in a Chinese Han population. The TaqI polymorphism G allele was a risk factor in AS susceptibility. Previous studies have found that serum vitamin D levels are declined in patients with AS. The present study aims to(More)
BACKGROUND Published data indicate that thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) activities are associated with osteoporosis in some patients. AIM This study aimed to elucidate whether a given polymorphism of the TSHR gene is associated with osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty subjects with osteoporosis were recruited in this(More)
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