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In 2009, an outbreak of aseptic meningitis caused by coxsackievirus B5 (CVB5) occurred in China. Epidemiological investigations of this outbreak revealed that the proportion of severe cases (14/43, 33%) was higher than in other outbreaks associated with CVB5 in China. Phylogenetic analysis of the entire VP1 sequences demonstrated that the CVB5 isolates from(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) displays a key role in tumor transformation and metastasis. It also makes tumor cells more resistant to chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between IGF-1R and multidrug resistance-associated protein-1 (MRP-1), and the clinical significance of their(More)
Platinum-based chemotherapy toxicity is always one of the serious problems from which lung cancer patients suffer. The genetic polymorphism of WISP1 was revealed to be associated with susceptibility and platinum-based chemotherapy response in our previous studies. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship of WISP1 genetic polymorphisms with(More)
Lung cancer is the first leading cause of cancer deaths. Chemotherapy toxicity is one of factors that limited the efficacy of platinum-based chemotherapy in lung cancer patients. Transporters and DNA repair genes play critical roles in occurrence of platinum-based chemotherapy toxicity. To investigate the relationships between transporter and DNA repair(More)
UNLABELLED This study investigated the effects of pregnane X receptor (PXR/NR1I2) and CYP2B6 genetic variants on sodium ferulate (SF)-mediated induction of bupropion hydroxylation. The pharmacokinetics of bupropion and hydroxybupropion were evaluated after an oral dose of bupropion (150 mg) administered with and without SF pretreatment for 14 days in 33(More)
Ethanol-induced liver injury is associated with oxidative stress and hepatocyte apoptosis. We previously demonstrated that SIRT1/p66Shc pathway activation attenuates hepatocyte apoptosis in liver ischemia/reperfusion. The current study aimed to investigate whether carnosic acid (CA), a natural antioxidant, can inhibit acute ethanol-induced apoptosis of(More)
Multidrug resistance-associated protein 1(MRP1/ABCC1) is the first identified member of ABCC subfamily which belongs to ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter superfamily. It is ubiquitously expressed in almost all human tissues and transports a wide spectrum of substrates including drugs, heavy metal anions, toxicants, and conjugates of glutathione,(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important endogenous regulators in eukaryotic gene expression and a broad range of biological processes. MiRNA-related genetic variations have been proved to be associated with human diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Polymorphisms in miRNA genes (primary miRNAs, precursor miRNAs, mature miRNAs, and miRNA regulatory(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the association between rs3758539G-803A and rs10882283T-179G polymorphism of retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) and rosiglitazone response in Chinese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS A total of 472 Chinese T2DM patients and 198 healthy subjects were enrolled to identify G-803A and T-179G genotypes using a polymerase(More)
To investigate the influence of ABCB1 polymorphisms on prognostic outcomes in Chinese patients with de novo intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and to examine the gene expression level in relation to the genetic variation. In total, 263 Chinese intermediate-risk AML patients treated with anthracycline and cytarabine were enrolled. G2677T, C1236T,(More)