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BACKGROUND NOD2/CARD15 was described as the first susceptibility gene to Crohn's disease (CD). Polymorphisms in the TNFA gene and in the IL1 gene cluster, which are associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response, may also play a role in the development of CD. The aim of this study was to determine the association of polymorphisms in the CARD15,(More)
To evaluate the association between gastric cancer susceptibility and inflammation-related gene polymorphisms, the authors conducted a series of meta-analyses using a predefined protocol. Genes investigated were those coding for the interleukin (IL) proteins (IL1B, IL1RN, IL8, and IL10) and for tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Gastric cancers were stratified by(More)
It has been demonstrated that polymorphisms within inflammation-related genes are associated with risk of gastric carcinoma in Helicobacter pylori-infected individuals. Recently, several studies have reported conflicting results regarding the association between the interleukin (IL)8-251*T/*A polymorphism and risk of gastric carcinoma. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Pro-inflammatory polymorphisms within the genes interleukin (IL)-1B and IL-1RN are associated with risk for gastric carcinoma (GC) in Helicobacter pylori-infected individuals. We aimed to determine the association between variation of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha gene and the risk for chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) and GC. We(More)
PURPOSE Epidermal growth factor (EGF) plays a critical role in cancer. A polymorphism in the EGF gene (EGF+61) may influence its expression and contribute to cancer predisposition and aggressiveness. In the present study, we aimed to elucidate the role of EGF+61 in glioma susceptibility and prognosis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN A case-control study involving 197(More)
To evaluate the association between gastric cancer susceptibility and inflammation-related gene polymor-phisms, the authors conducted a series of meta-analyses using a predefined protocol. Genes investigated were those coding for the interleukin (IL) proteins (IL1B, IL1RN, IL8, and IL10) and for tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Gastric cancers were stratified(More)
Cervical cancer is initiated by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV-16 and HPV-18), but an effective immune response may control the progression of this disease. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine, that has been implicated in several cancers. In a case-control study, we evaluated the association between the G-308A(More)
It has been advanced that the trefoil factor (TFF) 1 gene is a candidate tumor-suppressor gene and may be involved in the development and/or progression of human gastric cancer. We aimed to clarify the putative role of TFF1 in gastric carcinogenesis. Ninety gastric carcinomas and eight gastric carcinoma-derived cell lines were screened for TFF1 mutations;(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It has been demonstrated that polymorphisms within inflammation-related genes are associated with the risk of gastric carcinoma (GC) in people infected with Helicobacter pylori. Recently, polymorphisms in the gene encoding the interferon gamma receptor 1 (IFNGR1) were found to be associated with increased susceptibility to H pylori(More)
BACKGROUND Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a rare malignancy in Western countries that is widely associated with the infection by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Several studies have showed that a common allele (allele 2) of the 86-bp variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) polymorphism within intron 2 of the interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN) gene is(More)