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miRNA-491-5p and GIT1 serve as modulators and biomarkers for oral squamous cell carcinoma invasion and metastasis.
MicroRNAs offer tools to identify and treat invasive cancers. Using highly invasive isogenic oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells, established using in vitro and in vivo selection protocols fromExpand
Associations of a non-synonymous variant in SLC2A9 with gouty arthritis and uric acid levels in Han Chinese subjects and Solomon Islanders
Objective To study the associations of gout, tophi and uric acid levels with the gout-related SLC2A9 (solute carrier family 2, member 9) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) between two differentExpand
Betel-quid dependence domains and syndrome associated with betel-quid ingredients among chewers: an Asian multi-country evidence.
AIMS Betel-quid (BQ) contains biologically psychoactive ingredients; however, data are limited concerning the symptoms and syndrome of BQ dependence among chewers. The aims of this study were toExpand
Preventive effect of celecoxib use against cancer progression and occurrence of oral squamous cell carcinoma
Overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 in oral cancer increases lymph node metastasis and is associated with a poor prognosis. The potential of celecoxib (CXB) use is reported in cancer treatment byExpand
Up-regulation of inflammatory signalings by areca nut extract and role of cyclooxygenase-2 -1195G>a polymorphism reveal risk of oral cancer.
Because the mRNA expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is up-regulated by arecoline in human gingival fibroblasts, as shown in our previous study, we further investigated the mRNA expression levelExpand
Genomewide scan for gout in taiwanese aborigines reveals linkage to chromosome 4q25.
Gout is a disorder of uric-acid metabolism. The Pacific Austronesian population, including Taiwanese aborigines, has a remarkably high prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout, which suggests a founderExpand
The use of tobacco-free betel-quid in conjunction with alcohol/tobacco impacts early-onset age and carcinoma distribution for upper aerodigestive tract cancer.
BACKGROUND  Recognition of how risk factors affect the age when cancers are first diagnosed may help to establish more appropriate cancer screening and preventive strategies. METHODS  ToExpand
Prognostic factors associated with the survival of oral and pharyngeal carcinoma in Taiwan
BackgroundIn Taiwan, a distinct ethnic group variation in incidence and mortality rates has been suggested for most carcinomas. Our aim is to identify the role of prognostic factors associated withExpand
Monoamine oxidase A gene polymorphisms and enzyme activity associated with risk of gout in Taiwan aborigines
  • H. Tu, A. Ko, +9 authors Y. Ko
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • 1 February 2010
Taiwanese aborigines have a high prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout. Uric acid levels and urate excretion have correlated with dopamine-induced glomerular filtration response. MAOs represent one ofExpand
The SLC22A12 gene is associated with gout in Han Chinese and Solomon Islanders
Gout is characterised by monosodium urate crystals in hyperuricaemic individuals.1 2 Impaired excretion of urate exacerbates this condition.1 Urate transporter 1 (encoded by SLC22A12 ) is anExpand