Longbiao Zhu

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BACKGROUNDS The activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) may be an important event in the immune evasion of tumor cell. Recently, numerous studies have investigated the associations between TLR2 -196 to -174 del and two SNPs of TLR4 (rs4986790 and rs4986791) and the susceptibility to different types of cancer; however, the results remain conflicting. The(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in regulation of gene expressions and likely have involvement in cancer susceptibility and disease progression. MicroRNA-101 (miR-101) has been well established as a tumor suppressor, and aberrant expression of miR-101 levels has been previously reported in different malignancies including head and neck squamous cell(More)
Let-7 and Lin28 establish a double-negative feedback loop to affect several biological processes, such as differentiation of stem cell, invasion and metastasis, and tumorigenesis. In this study, we systematically investigated the associations between 6 potentially functional SNPs of let7 and Lin28 genes and the risk of oral cavity cancer with a case-control(More)
BACKGROUND A recent study synthesized several published genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on three types of cancers and identified variants at 6p21.1 and 7p15.3 as candidate susceptibility loci for multiple types of human cancers. However, the role of these loci in the development of head and neck cancer (HNC) is still unclear. METHODS To evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNA (miRNA) polymorphisms may alter miRNA-related processes, and they likely contribute to cancer susceptibility. Various studies have investigated the associations between genetic variants in several key miRNAs and the risk of human cancers; however, few studies have focused on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) risk. This study(More)
Breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) gene makes great contributions to the repair of DNA. The association between BRCA1 P871L polymorphism and cancer risk has been investigated in a growing number of studies, but the conclusions are not conclusive. To obtain a comprehensive conclusion, we performed a meta-analysis of 24 studies with 13762 cases and 22388 controls. The(More)
The structural feature extraction from regular-shaped rigid objects is studied. First, some specific measures for facilitating the conventional Randomized Hough Transform (abbr. RHT) in our application are introduced. Then, a gradient direction constraint RHT is proposed for improving the poor performance of the conventional RHT that too much false response(More)
BACKGROUND Phospholipase C epsilon 1 (PLCE1) plays crucial roles in carcinogenesis and progression of several cancers. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP, rs2274223) in PLCE1 has been identified as a novel susceptibility locus. METHODS To evaluate the role of the Phospholipase C epsilon 1 (PLCE1) polymorphism in cancer susceptibility. We performed a(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that genetic variants at chromosome 8q24 confer susceptibility to various types of cancer. This case-control study was designed to explore the relationship between genetic variants at 8q24 and ovarian cancer risk in Han Chinese women. Two variants (rs13281615 A > G and rs6983267 T > G) were genotyped in 377 ovarian cancer(More)