Shang-qian Wang

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BACKGROUND The plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is expressed in many cancer cell types and allows the modulation of cancer growth, invasion and angiogenesis. To date, studies investigated the association between a functional polymorphism in PAI-1 (4G/5G) and risk of cancer have shown inclusive results. METHODS A meta-analysis based on 25(More)
Studies of the relationship between male infertility and CYP1A1 polymorphisms are inconclusive. To drive a more precise estimation, we performed a meta-analysis based on 1060 cases and 1225 controls from 7 published case-control studies. PubMed and CNKI literature search were conducted to identify all eligible studies investigating such a relationship.(More)
Human sperm cryopreservation in assisted reproductive technology is the only proven method that enables infertile men to father their own children. However, freezing and thawing reduces spermatozoon motility, viability, and fertilizing ability. An association between dysfunctional spermatozoa due to cryoinjury and protein changes has not been established.(More)
Fusion between TMPRSS2 and ERG, placing ERG under the control of the TMPRSS2 promoter, is the most frequent genetic alteration in prostate cancer, present in 40-50% of cases. The fusion event is an early, if not initiating, event in prostate cancer, implicating the TMPRSS2-positive prostate epithelial cell as the cancer cell of origin in fusion-positive(More)
Urethrocutaneous fistula (UCF) is a common complication of hypospadias surgery for severe hypospadias. We report our experience in the management of UCF following hypospadias surgery with a prepuce-degloving method (PDM). Our study included 87 patients who developed UCF after hypospadias repair from May 2001 to December 2011. Either simple closure or PDM(More)
Published data on the association between male infertility and the glutathione-S-transferase (GST) gene polymorphism are inclusive. To drive a more precise estimation, we performed a meta-analysis based on 1897 cases and 1785 controls from 15 published case-control studies. PubMed and CBMdisc literature research were conducted to identify all eligible(More)
BACKGROUND Cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) is a member of the CYP1 family, which is a key enzyme in the metabolism of many endogenous substrates and exogenous carcinogens. To date, many studies have examined the association between CYP1A1 MspI and Ile462Val polymorphisms and cancer risk in various populations, but their results have been conflicting rather(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether genetic variants that influence angiogenesis and sorafenib pharmacokinetics are associated with clinical outcomes and toxic effects in advanced renal cell carcinoma patients treated with this drug. One hundred patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma were enrolled. Forty-two polymorphisms in 15(More)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is an important enzyme involved in folate metabolism, which is essential for DNA synthesis and methylation. Genetic variations in the MTHFR gene seem to contribute to a decreased activity of MTHFR, ultimately confer increased susceptibility to cancer. As the most extensively studied polymorphism, MTHFR C677T(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Interleukin-13 (IL13) is an immunoregulatory cytokine which plays an important role in carcinogenesis through affecting tumor immunosurveillance. Many studies had reported the influence of IL13 rs1800925 and rs20541 polymorphisms on cancer risk, however, with inconclusive results. The aim of the present study was to conduct a meta-analysis(More)