Hitender Thakur

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The glutathione S-transferase (GST) family of enzymes is known to play a pivotal role in phase II of biotransformation of xenobiotics, environmental carcinogens and pharmacological drugs. The objective of the present study was to investigate the role of GSTM1 and GSTT1 null genotypes as risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and(More)
Prostate cancer represents a heterogeneous disease with varying degrees of aggressiveness, patterns of metastasis, and response to therapy. It arises from a complex etiology that involves both exogenous (diet, environment, etc.) and endogenous (hormonal and genetic) factors. The present study was performed to explore the role of various genotypes involved(More)
Prostate cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in men next to skin cancer in the developed world. Risk of disease varies most prominently with age, ethnicity, family history, and diet. Genetic polymorphism of some genes has been implicated in increasing the risk. The XPD (Xeroderma pigmentosum group D) gene codes for a DNA helicase involved in(More)
Present study depicted the role of polymorphisms in estrogen receptor-α gene in association with prostate cancer in north Indian population. The study was performed on 157 cases of prostate cancer, 170 cases of BPH, and 170 healthy Indian males diagnosed with prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and healthy males as controls. Determination(More)
Two genes HPC/ELAC-2 and AAT were studied in north Indian population. HPC/ELAC-2 was studied in prostate cancer cases and AAT was studied in COPD patients. HPC/ELAC-2 is considered as an important cancer-susceptibility gene in prostate cancer. There are two common polymorphisms of this gene, i.e., Ser217Leu and Ala541Thr. Alpha 1 antitrypsin is a highly(More)
The angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is a key factor in the production of angiotensin II and in the degradation of bradykinin. Chronic exposure to high levels of circulating and tissue ACE predispose to vascular wall thickening and atherosclerosis. Factor VII (FACTOR VII) is the first enzyme in the extrinsic pathway of the blood coagulation system and(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic growth factor that has been shown to play a significant role in neovascularization during inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques, formation of collateral vessels to an area of ischemic myocardium and neovascularization at the edges of a myocardial infarction during its repair. Interleukin-4(More)
BACKGROUND The CYP17 gene codes for the cytochrome P450c17a enzyme, which mediates two key steps in sex steroid synthesis In this study, the association between CYP17 polymorphism and the risk of prostate cancer in comparison to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a north Indian population was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study included 157(More)
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