Jinliang Xing

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BACKGROUND The extent to which mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content (also termed mtDNA copy number) in normal human cells is influenced by genetic factors has yet to be established. In addition, whether inherited variation of mtDNA content in normal cells contributes to cancer susceptibility remains unclear. Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 85% of all renal(More)
Hypoxia is one of the most pervasive physiological stresses within tumors. Hypoxia signaling contributes to the aggressive tumor behaviors through promoting tumor cells to undergo the fundamental metabolism adaptation. A series of evidence indicates that this process is mainly mediated by hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). However, key molecules involved in(More)
In this case-control study with 387 White esophageal patients and 462 White controls matched to cases by age and sex, we evaluated the associations between 13 potential functional polymorphisms in eight major nucleotide excision repair (NER) genes and esophageal cancer risk. In individual single nucleotide polymorphism analysis, after adjustment for(More)
PURPOSE Extensive evidence has suggested that risk factors of cancer development may also modulate cancer clinical outcome. Recent genome-wide association (GWA) studies identified several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) predisposing to colorectal cancer (CRC). Given the pivotal importance of these variants in CRC, we sought to evaluate their(More)
BACKGROUND Compelling epidemiological evidence indicated that alterations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), including mutations and abnormal content of mtDNA, were implicated in the tumorigenesis of several malignancies in a tumor-specific manner, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This study was undertaken to investigate whether(More)
PURPOSE Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a highly aggressive malignancy that frequently develops from Barrett's esophagus, a premalignant pathologic change occurring in the lower end of the esophagus. Identifying Barrett's esophagus patients at high risk of malignant transformation is essential to the prevention of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Although microRNA(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cancer cells exhibit the reprogrammed metabolism characterized by high level of glycolysis even in the presence of oxygen. Aerobic glycolysis, known as the Warburg effect, supplies cancer cells with the substrates required for biomass generation. To date, several intracellular signaling mediators have been identified in metabolic(More)
RNA-seq is a powerful tool for comprehensive characterization of whole transcriptome at both gene and exon levels and with a unique ability of identifying novel splicing variants. To date, RNA-seq analysis of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been reported. In this study, we performed transcriptome analyses for 10 matched pairs of cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Compelling epidemiological evidence indicates that alterations of telomere length are associated with risks of many malignancies in a tumor-specific manner, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, the association between leukocyte telomere length and glioma risk has not been investigated. METHODS Relative(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Telomere length has emerged as a promising risk predictor of various cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the majority of studies in this area measured telomere length in hepatocytes and one in lymphocytes with conflicting results. Moreover, no studies have been reported on using circulating DNA telomere length as a(More)