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The genes along the circadian pathways control and modulate circadian rhythms essential for the maintenance of physiological homeostasis through self-sustained transcription-translation feedback loops. PER3 (period 3) is a circadian pathway gene and its variants (rs1012477, 4/5-repeat) have frequently been associated with human cancer. The mixed findings,(More)
Within DNA repair genes, there lie a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms that may impair protein function and attenuate DNA repair capability, resulting in genomic instability and individual predisposition to malignancies. The purpose of this study was to assess the previously reported inconsistent association of polymorphisms in ERCC1 (rs11615,(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor cells acquire the capacity of resistance to chemotherapy or radiotherapy via cell-matrix and cell-cell crosstalk. Integrins are the most important cell adhesion molecules, in which αV integrin mainly mediating the tight contact between tumor cells. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To investigate the role of αV integrin in multi-cellular(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between Fas -1377 G/A polymorphism and cancer susceptibility has been implicated in accumulating data. However, the data presented inconsistent results. This study was devised to investigate the association of Fas -1377 G/A polymorphism and cancer susceptibility in a large number of participants. METHODS The databases of(More)
We aimed to determine the indecisive association between tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand receptor 1 (TRAIL-R1) Thr209Arg polymorphism and inherited susceptibility to cancer. A meta-analysis combining data on 9,517 individuals was performed to assess the association between TRAIL-R1 Thr209Arg and cancer incidence. The summary ORs with(More)
Several epidemiological studies have focused on the role of nuclear factor-kappa-B inhibitor-alpha (NFKBIA) -881 A>G polymorphism in cancer susceptibility. However, the published data have led to contentious results. This study was designed to examine the association between -881 A>G polymorphism and cancer risk.Comprehensive search of PubMed, Web of(More)
Existing data have shown a major effect of glutathione S-transferase (GST) single-nucleotide polymorphisms on activities of detoxification-related enzymes, and it is the functional importance that leads to extensive research on the association of GST polymorphisms with the risk of developing brain tumor. Previously reported associations, nevertheless,(More)
This study aimed to study the effects of angiotensin receptor (AT1R) on proliferation, cell cycle progression, and apoptosis of estrogen-induced ishikawa cell by the transfection of AT1R-siRNA. Immunofluorescence method was used to detect AT1R in ishikawa cell. Western blot was used to detect the expression of AT1R protein in ishikawa cell before and after(More)
A number of studies have investigated the influence of TITF1 and TITF2 genetic variants on thyroid carcinogenesis, but their associations remain unclear due to the controversial results. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that TITF1 and TITF2 variants modulate thyroid cancer susceptibility. Eligible studies were identified through online(More)
E-cadherin, encoded by the CDH1 gene, involves in invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. CDH1 -C160A polymorphism was shown to contribute to genetic susceptibility to colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the results from different studies remain controversial. This study was conducted to further explore the association between CDH1 -C160A genetic(More)