Rongrong Yang

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Signal-induced proliferation associated gene 1 (Sipa1) is a signal transducer to activate the Ras-related proteins and modulate cell progression, differentiation, adhesion and cancer metastasis. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Sipa1 are associated with lung cancer risk and metastasis. Three common SNPs(More)
Four well known polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, ApaI, TaqI) in the VDR gene have been implicated in susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), but the results to date have been inconclusive. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between polymorphisms in the VDR gene and T1DM risk by meta-analysis. A total of 57 case-control studies in(More)
CD133 is a pivotal marker of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which is involved in tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Recent studies have identified CD133 to be a prognostic factor for cancer rested with its expression and genetic variants. Here, we hypothesized that the single nuclear polymorphisms (SNPs) in CD133 may be associated with lung cancer risk and(More)
WW domain-containing oxidoreductase (WWOX) is a tumor suppressor that has been reported to lose function due to genetic alterations in several cancers. WWOX maps to the common chromosomal fragile site FRA16D and several copy number variations (CNVs) were found within this gene. In this study, we investigated the association between the CNVs of WWOX and lung(More)
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPT II) deficiency is one of the most common causes of fatty acid oxidation metabolism disorders. However, the molecular mechanism between CPT2 gene polymorphisms and metabolic stress has not been fully clarified. We previously reported that a number of patients show a thermal instable phenotype of compound(More)
To reveal the shared risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer, and to analyze the mediation effect of COPD during lung carcinogenesis. We conducted four independent case–control studies included 1,511 COPD patients and 1,677 normal lung function controls and 1,559 lung cancer cases and 1,679 cancer-free controls during(More)
The present study was designed to determine the effects of phycocyanin (PC) on Human ovarian cancer SKOV-3 cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms of action. The inhibitory effects of PC on the cell proliferation were detected by MTT assay. The IC50 values of PC were 182.0μM and 133.6μM for 24h and 48h exposure, respectively. PC induced apoptosis in(More)
Induction of pro-inflammatory factors is one of the characteristics of microglial activation and can be regulated by numerous active agents extracted from plants. Suppression of pro-inflammatory factors is beneficial to alleviate neuroinflammation. Z-guggulsterone, a compound extracted from the gum resin of the tree commiphora mukul, exhibits numerous(More)
ES mice that are derived completely from embryonic stem (ES) cells can be obtained by tetraploid embryo complementation. Many neonate ES mice die because of respiratory distress, but it is not clear what contributes to the phenomenon. Using five microsatellite DNA markers, we confirmed that our ES mice were completely derived from ES cells and contained no(More)
Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) makes a great contribution to host defense and inflammation. In many settings, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces iNOS expression through activation of the inhibitor of κB-α (IκB-α)-nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) cascade, whereas interferon-γ (IFN-γ) acts through Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of(More)