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Association of fucosyltransferase 8 (FUT8) polymorphism Thr267Lys with pulmonary emphysema
The fucosyltransferase 8 gene (FUT8) encodes an enzyme that transfers fucose to the innermost N-acetylglucosamine unit of N-glycan chains. Recent study showed that fut8-deficient mice developExpand
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Associations between the orexin (hypocretin) receptor 2 gene polymorphism Val308Ile and nicotine dependence in genome-wide and subsequent association studies
BackgroundMany genetic and environmental factors are involved in the etiology of nicotine dependence. Although several candidate gene variations have been reported by candidate gene studies orExpand
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Association of the RYR3 gene polymorphisms with atherosclerosis in elderly Japanese population
BackgroundThe Ryanodine receptor 3 gene (RYR3) encodes an intracellular calcium channel that mediates the efflux of Ca2+ from intracellular stores. Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in theExpand
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Association of polymorphisms of the transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP2) gene with pulmonary tuberculosis in an elderly Japanese population
The transporter associated with antigen processing 2 (TAP2) gene is involved in the immunological response to tuberculosis (TB) infection. Variations in the TAP2 gene have been associated with TBExpand
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Association of non-synonymous variants in WIPF3 and LIPA genes with abdominal aortic aneurysm: an autopsy study
Background Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a multifactorial disease with strong genetic components. Various genetic loci have been associated with clinical AAA, but few studies have investigatedExpand
Comprehensive Mitochondrial Haplogroup Analysis System Based on Suspension-Array Technology Using DNA from Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Autopsy Tissues (P07.214)
Objective: To establish a suspension array-based analysis system for determining mitochondrial haplogroups, using DNA purified from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) autopsy tissues. BackgroundExpand