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BACKGROUND Elevated glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) levels in tissues have been known to be related with poor prognosis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Though the variants in the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of GRP78 gene were not associated with HCC risk, we wonder whether these polymorphisms affect survival of HCC patients. (More)
To detect complex fetal subchromosomal abnormalities by noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). After routine prenatal serum screening, the plasma of high-risk pregnant women were tested via NIPT, and the NIPT results were further validated by fetal karyotype analysis and array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) through amniocentesis. In addition,(More)
Copyright: © 2016 Zhu Qin, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Abstract Objective: Neural tube defect (NTD) incidence could be effectively reduced by(More)
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