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BACKGROUND Several studies have indicated an association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) or interleukin (IL)-6 gene polymorphisms and lung cancer risk. However, the conclusions remain controversial. METHODS An English literature screening about case-control trials with regard to TNF-α (-308G/A) or IL-6 (174G/C) polymorphisms and lung cancer(More)
Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a secretory multifunctional matricellular glycoprotein. High circulating levels of SPARC have been reported to be associated with obesity and insulin resistance. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether SPARC induces insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction in adipocytes. Our(More)
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