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BACKGROUND The association between hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutations and hepatocarcinogenesis remains controversial because of conflicting data in the literature. We conducted a meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies to examine HBV PreS, enhancer II (EnhII), basal core promoter (BCP), and precore mutations in relation to the risk of hepatocellular(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the association of 19 mutations with frequencies ≥ 10% in the core promoter region of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Eight hundred forty-six asymptomatic hepatitis B surface antigen carriers (ASCs), 235 CHB(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic polymorphisms of pri-miR-34b/c and pre-miR-196a2 have been reported to be associated with the susceptibility to cancers. However, the effect of these polymorphisms and their interactions with hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutations on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains largely unknown. We hypothesized that these(More)
The associations of nucleotide substitution mutations in the preS region of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis remain unknown. We aimed to determine the associations of preS mutations with HCC or cirrhosis. HBV from 603 asymptomatic hepatitis B surface antigen carriers (ASCs), 219 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients,(More)
Genetic predisposition of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kappaB)-signaling pathways linking inflammation to hepatitis B virus (HBV)-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unresolved. We conducted a case-control study to determine the associations of the polymorphisms within the promoter regions of NFKB1 encoding NF-kappaB1 and NFKBIA encoding(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) differ among populations and remain controversial. We carried out a hospital-based case-control study to examine the effects of health status, lifestyle, and some genetic polymorphisms on ccRCC risk in Chinese subjects. METHODS Between 2007 and 2009, 250 newly diagnosed, histologically(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutations and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) activation are closely associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of STAT3 have not been implicated in HCC susceptibility. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of STAT3 SNPs and their(More)
This study aimed to determine hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutations associated independently with the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as adjusted with other mutations in the preS and core promoter regions of HBV genotypes B and C. One hundred and forty HBV-infected patients with HCC and 280 HBV-infected patients without HCC who had intact data of HBV(More)
In this study we tested the hypothesis that hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning (HBO-PC) reduces retinal neuronal death due to optic nerve crush (ONC). Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ONC accompanied by a contralateral sham operation. HBO-PC was conducted four times by giving 100% oxygen at 2.5 atmospheres absolute (ATA) for 1 h every 12 h(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS MicroRNA-218 (miR-218) can function as a tumour suppressor and inactivate cancer-promoting inflammation. However, role of miR-218 on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. To determine the contribution of miR-218 genetic predisposition and its interaction with hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutations to HCC risk. METHODS rs11134527(More)