Hongchuang Zhang

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A recent genome-wide meta-analysis identified six new susceptible genetic variants for nonsyndromic orofacial clefts (NSOC), but it was still unknown whether these newly identified variants were associated with NSOC susceptibility in Chinese populations. In this study, we genotyped these variants in a case-control study of 602 NSOC cases and 605 controls(More)
Nonsyndromic orofacial clefts (NSOC) are the most common developmental anomalies in human beings. Recently, a large-scale genome-wide association study identified two novel NSOC susceptibility loci: rs13041247 near MAFB and rs560426 near ABCA4. In the present study, we recruited 396 NSOC cases and 384 healthy controls to replicate their associations with(More)
Located at 15q22 a susceptibility region for nonsyndromic orofacial clefts (NSOC), TPM1 encodes a group of highly conserved ubiquitous actin-binding proteins involved in the muscle contraction and cytoskeleton organization. Considering the multiple functions of TPM1 gene, we investigated the potential relationship between TPM1 polymorphisms and risk of NSOC(More)
We hypothesized that microRNA binding site single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptor genes (FGFRs) may affect microRNA and mRNA interactions and are thereby associated with susceptibility of non-syndromic orofacial cleft (NSOC). Ten SNPs among the FGF and FGFR genes were selected and their associations(More)
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