Li-Rong Zhang

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SOX genes encode a family of high-mobility group transcription factors that play critical roles in organogenesis. The functional specificity of different SOX proteins and the tissue specificity of a particular SOX factor are largely determined by the differential partnership of SOX transcription factors with other transcription regulators, many of which(More)
To investigate whether the CYP3A4*1G genetic polymorphism contributes to the variability in CYP3A activity and response to fentanyl. One hundred and forty-three gynecologic patients who were scheduled to undergo abdominal total hysterectomy or myomectomy with general anesthesia were enrolled in this study. Intravenous fentanyl patient-controlled analgesia(More)
The Ski-interacting protein SKIP/SNW1 functions as both a splicing factor and a transcriptional coactivator for induced genes. We showed previously that transcription elongation factors such as SKIP are dispensable in cells subjected to DNA damage stress. However, we report here that SKIP is critical for both basal and stress-induced expression of the cell(More)
Inflammation is a key component of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and we have examined the effect of two polymorphisms (−174G/C and −572C/G) in the promoter of the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene on risk of AD in 318 AD patients. Significant differences in genotype and allele frequencies of −572C/G IL-6 promoter polymorphism were observed between(More)
Omeprazole, lansoprazole and rabeprazole have been widely used as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). They can be metabolized in the liver by CYP2C19, a polymorphic enzyme, and have a wide inter-individual variability with respect to drug response. In the investigation reported here, we examined the kinetic characteristics of the three PPIs in healthy Chinese(More)
Our aim was to observe the impact of CYP3A4*1G genetic polymorphism on lipid-lowering efficacy of statins. We studied 217 unrelated hyperlipidemic patients who prospectively received atorvastatin and 199 patients who received simvastatin as a single-agent therapy (20 mg day-1 p.o.) for 4 weeks. Genotyping of CYP3A4*1G was conducted by a polymerase chain(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the association of polymorphisms in N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2), glutathione S-transferase (GST), cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A6, and CYP 2A13 genes with susceptibility and clinicopathologic characteristics of bladder cancer in a Chinese population. METHODS In a hospital-based case-control study of 208 cases and 212 controls matched on(More)
Great advances have been made recently in searching for individual identification single-nucleotide polymorphisms (IISNPs or IDSNPs). Such SNPs as suggested by SNPforID scientists and by Pakstis et al., are promising, although they were selected from older or smaller databases rather than the most recent database. Here, we describe a new computational(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Fentanyl is metabolised by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 and CYP3A5. Our previous work demonstrated that the CYP3A4*1G polymorphism significantly affects the post-operative fentanyl analgesic effect in Chinese women undergoing gynaecological surgery. However, whether CYP3A5*3, a frequent single nucleotide polymorphism of CYP3A5 in(More)
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) facilitates the escape of pancreatic cancer cells from the primary tumor site, which is a key early event in metastasis. In the present study, we examined if intermittent hypoxia facilitates the invasiveness of human pancreatic cancer cell lines (Panc-1 and BxPC-3) by Transwell assay. We used western blotting and(More)