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NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) is a cytosolic flavoprotein that catalyzes the two-electron reduction of quinoid compounds into hydroquinones, thus protecting cells from oxidative damage. A single base substitution (C→T) polymorphism at 609 in the NQO1 gene reduces quinone reductase activity. Thus, the lack of enzymatic activity in the homozygous(More)
P73, a p53 homolog, has some p53-like activities and plays an important role in modulating cell cycle, apoptosis, and DNA repair. A potentially functional dinucleotide polymorphism, G4C14-to-A4T14, has been identified in the 5′ untranslated region of exon 2 of the p73 gene, which may theoretically form a stem-loop structure and affect gene expression. We(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) is an important angiogenesis regulator, which plays an important role in angiogenesis and progression of tumor, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed at determining whether single nucleotide polymorphisms of VEGFA gene influence the development and clinical outcomes of HCC. We analyzed four potential(More)
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