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Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism have long been linked to sporadic Alzheimer disease (SAD), but the established data remained controversial. To clarify this inconsistency, a comprehensive meta-analysis was conducted. Through searching of Pubmed, Embase, Alzgene, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between SMN1 and SMN2 copy number variations (CNVs) and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SALS) by a meta-analysis. METHODS Through searching PubMed and EMBASE database (or manual searching) up to November 2013 using the following keywords: "survival motor neuron gene", "SMN", and "amyotrophic lateral(More)
Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that were associated with blood lipid levels in Caucasians. This study investigated whether these loci influenced lipid levels and whether they were associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and its angiographic severity in Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND The non-invasive identification of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations is important for the institution of individualized therapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, the feasibility of screening for EGFR exon 19 E746_A750del mutations in circulating DNA from plasma was assessed. METHODS Mutant-specific primers(More)
The Yanghe Watershed, situated at the upwind of Beijing, is an important water-source site and ecologic protection barrier for Beijing and Zhangjiakou cities. The Yanghe Watershed is also a farming-pastoral transitional area and an ecologically vulnerable and sensitive region, as well as the place applying for Winter Olympic Game in 2022. Establishment of(More)
Based on different land use types, altitudes, soil and vegetation types etc, 171 representative topsoils (0-10 cm) were collected within the Yanghe watershed, China for determining the total concentrations, spatial distribution and influencing factors of selenium (Se). The results showed that the total selenium concentrations in soils within the watershed(More)
Numerous studies have tested for associations between common polymorphisms of the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene and sporadic Alzheimer disease (SAD), but results have been inconclusive. Using meta-analysis, our study aimed to clarify the nature of the genetic risks contributed by the three polymorphisms (rs4291, rs4343, rs1800764) for developing SAD.(More)
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