Jianghai Lin

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Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease associated with pelvic pain and subfertility. We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in 3,194 individuals with surgically confirmed endometriosis (cases) and 7,060 controls from Australia and the UK. Polygenic predictive modeling showed significantly increased genetic loading among 1,364 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is a common disease with a heritable component. The collaborative International Endogene Study consists of two data sets (Oxford and Australia) comprising 1176 families with multiple affected. The aim was to investigate whether the apparent concentration of cases in a proportion of families could be explained by one or more rare(More)
The coding regions of many of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) (human leukocyte antigen [HLA] in humans) molecules are believed to be subject to balancing selection. But it is less certain whether the regulatory regions of such coding sequences are also subject to the same type of selection. Here, we studied the polymorphism of the regulatory(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association of a single nucleotide polymorphism(SNP) in tumor suppressor gene P53 with the risk of endometriosis (EM) in Han Chinese women. METHODS For 460 EM patients, 113 patients with endometrial carcinoma and 530 matched unrelated controls, a rs1042522(C/G) SNP of the P53 gene was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-single(More)
Extracting DNA from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue remains a challenge, despite numerous attempts to develop a more effective method. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) success rates with DNA extracted using current methods remain low. We extracted DNA from 140 long-term archived FFPE samples using a simple but effective deparaffinization(More)
Graves' disease (GD) is a common polygenic multifactorial autoimmune disease. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play critical roles in the activation of innate and adaptive immune responses. This study investigated the association of TLR7 and TLR8 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility of GD. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), namely, rs179019, rs179010(More)
Solvent extraction of steam exploded lignocellulosic biomass may be a potential way to obtain antioxidative extracts and to enhance the enzymatic convertibility of the solid residue. Boiling solvent extraction (BSE) showed higher solid and phenolic yields than room temperature extraction. Solubilities of phenolics and sugars were higher in anhydrous ethanol(More)
Combination of size reduction and mild alkali pretreatment may be a feasible way to produce bioethanol without rinsing and detoxifying the solid substrate. Based on that, a fermentation configuration named one-pot SSF in which pretreatment and fermentation steps were integrated was developed. Additionally, the effect of laccase on fermentation performance(More)
OBJECTIVE To make a comparative study of HLA-DQA1 and HLA-DRB1 allele frequencies in the cases of endometriosis and adeonmyosis. METHODS The allelic types of HLA-DQA1 and HLA-DRB1 were detected by polymerase chain reaction-sequence specific primers (PCR-SSP) technique in 51 cases of endometriosis, 45 cases of adenomyosis, and 44 normal individuals as the(More)
Exon 2 and intron 2 of the HLA DQB1 gene from 20 individuals were cloned and sequenced and eight alleles were obtained. Based on our analysis, the nucleotide diversity of the 5′ end of intron 2 was higher than the synonymous nucleotide diversity of exon 2, which may be due to the lower GC content and the 'hitch-hiking effect'. In contrast, the opposite(More)