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The Interleukin-1A (IL-1A) −889C/T polymorphism has been reported to be associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) susceptibility, but the results of these previous studies have been inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore whether the IL-1A −889C/T polymorphism confers susceptibility to AD. All studies published up to July 2011 on the association(More)
The differences of the cytogenotoxicity and proteins expression of human B-cell lymphoblastoid cells exposed to cigarette smoke condensates (CSCs) from two kinds of cigarettes were detected with CCK-8 assay, comet assay, protein microarray and western blot assay in vitro. Human B-cell lymphoblastoid cell line was exposed to CSCs from two cigarettes (which(More)
We performed a meta-analysis to examine the relationship between the human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) 14 base pairs sequence (14bp) insertion (ins)/deletion (del) polymorphism to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Eligible studies were extracted in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and CNKI (Chinese) up to March 31, 2014. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95%(More)
There is an increasing amount of evidence supporting the hypothesis that the pathological stage from hepatitis to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a chronic inflammatory process. Interleukin‑23 (IL‑23) is an important mediator and modulator of inflammation. Specific polymorphisms in the genes encoding subunits of the IL‑23 receptor (IL‑23R) have been(More)
Primary Sjögren's syndrome is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. So far, genetic studies of Sjögren's syndrome have relied mostly on candidate gene approaches. To identify new genetic susceptibility loci for primary Sjögren's syndrome, we performed a three-stage genome-wide association study in Han Chinese. In the discovery stage, we analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is one of the most important enzymes involved in estrogen metabolism and its functional genetic polymorphisms may be associated with breast cancer (BC) risk. Many epidemiological studies have been conducted to explore the association between the COMT Val158Met polymorphism and breast cancer risk. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND The association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk was inconsistent and underpowered. To clarify the effects of MTHFR gene polymorphisms on the risk of HCC, a meta-analysis of all available studies relating C677T and/or A1298C polymorphisms of MTHFR gene to the risk of(More)
CONCLUSION The study demonstrates that two methods of segmentation, i.e. word and character segmentations, produce equivalent results in the Mandarin Hearing in Noise Test (MHINT). Potentially, both methods of segmentation can be used clinically. A majority of the Mandarin-speaking cochlear implant subjects could complete MHINT - with the more relaxed(More)
OBJECTIVE IL-10 is a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine that plays important roles in the pathogenesis of Behçet's disease (BD). Two genome-wide association studies have identified IL10 as a potential risk factor for BD. Here, we investigated the association between IL10 polymorphisms and BD in Chinese Han. METHODS 407 BD patients and 679 healthy controls(More)
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TNFSF4, TNFAIP3 and FAM167A-BLK genes have been associated with several autoimmune diseases. Associations of TNFSF4 and FAM167A-BLK with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) have also been described in a Caucasian population. However, it remains unknown whether polymorphisms of TNFSF4, TNFAIP3 and FAM167A-BLK are(More)