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Folylpolyglutamate synthase (FPGS) is the key enzyme that converts the chemotherapeutic agent, methotrexate (MTX), into MTX polyglutamate. An A22G polymorphism has been found in the FPGS gene. This study aimed to evaluated whether the A22G polymorphism in the FPGS gene is associated with an increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and whether it(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an essential role in the development and progression of acute leukemia (AL). miR-24 promotes the survival of hematopoietic cells. However, little is known concerning the function of miR-24 in human AL. The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical significance of miR-24 expression in AL. miR-24 expression in 147(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a combination of metabolic disorders associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies in women reported associations between polymorphisms in ESR1, LPL and CETP genes and MetS. Our aim was to evaluate the association between variants in ESR1, LPL and CETP genes with MetS and its components. Four(More)
HPV 16 is the cause of cervical carcinoma, but only a small fraction of women with HPV infection progress to this pathology. Besides persistent infection and HPV integration, several studies have suggested that HPV intratype variants may contribute to the development of cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the nucleotide variability and(More)
BACKGROUND Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL) are the earliest lesions of the uterine cervix, the persistence and integration of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) as type 16, which promotes the development of more aggressive lesions. AIM To select more aggressive lesions with tendency to progress to invasive cervical cancer. (More)
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