Rui-xia Zhu

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Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) plays an important role in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. This study is aimed at evaluating the potential association of 3’-UTR-C188T and G501C in LOX-1 gene with cerebral infarction. A total of 386 patients with cerebral infarction and 386 healthy controls were included(More)
MicroRNAs are endogenous non-coding RNAs about 22 nucleotides in length that can repress the expression of proteins by binding to the 3′-untranslated regions of target messenger RNAs. We hypothesized that polymorphisms in miR-146a and miR-196a2 are associated with risk of ischemic stroke in the northern Chinese Han population. In a case–control study of 368(More)
Lung cancer, predominantly by non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths over the world. Late diagnosis is one of important reasons for high mortality rate in lung cancer. Current diagnostic approaches have disadvantages such as low accuracy, high cost, invasive procedure, etc. MicroRNAs were previously proposed as(More)
INTRODUCTION Follistatin-like protein 1 (FSTL1) is a secreted glycoprotein that has been implicated in arthritis pathogenesis in a mouse model. The aim of this study is to detect FSTL1 expression and to further assess its potential utility as a biomarker of joint damage in osteoarthritis (OA) patients. METHODS FSTL1 expression was detected by real-time(More)
Thyroid hormone pretreatment was indicated to increase tissue tolerance to ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in various organs, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remains largely unknown. Induction of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) protects organs against IRI. The present study investigated the effect of thyroid hormone on HO-1 expression and the possible(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is the second most common cause of death and major cause of disability worldwide. The SNP 83 in PDE4D gene has been suggested as a risk factor in ischemic stroke, but direct evidence from genetic association studies remains inconclusive even in Chinese population. METHODS Meta-analysis of case-control studies on the relationship between(More)
Fibroblast growth factor 20 (FGF20) widely expressed in the substantia nigra is a neurotrophic factor and enhances the survival of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Genetic association between variants in FGF20 gene (rs1721100) and PD has been reported, however, the results have been conflicting. A total of 3,463 PD patients and 4,606 controls from 5(More)
The C677T single-nucleotide polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) may elevate homocysteine (Hcy) levels and increase the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, results are conflicting. Our aim was to resolve contradictions in the literature and to determine whether MTHFR C677T has a significant role in regulating Hcy(More)
MiRNAs are short single-stranded non-coding RNAs that cause degradation or repression of target mRNAs by base pairing with their 3'-untranslated regions. Recent studies have shown that miRNAs play an important role in the occurrence and development of cerebral ischaemia, as well as exerting regulatory effects. Additionally, circulating miRNAs in peripheral(More)
Recent genome-wide association studies have identified an association between the bridging integrator 1 gene (BIN1) rs744373 polymorphism and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) in individuals of European ancestry. Additionally, a number of studies have focused on the association between rs744373 and Alzheimer’s disease in Caucasian and East Asian(More)