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A possible association between glutathione S-transferase theta 1 gene (GSTT1) polymorphism and the risk of developing prostate cancer is currently hotly debated, but evidence from various epidemiologic studies remains unclear. This investigation was performed to assess whether an association between GSTT1 polymorphism and prostate cancer risk exists by(More)
Aim. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between ACE I/D gene polymorphism and MCNS susceptibility. Method. A predefined literature search and selection of eligible relevant studies were performed to collect the data from electronic databases. Results. Six articles were identified for the analysis of association between ACE I/D gene(More)
OBJECTIVE The association of STAT4 gene polymorphism with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) / lupus nephritis (LN) results from the published studies is still conflicting. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the relationship between STAT4 rs7574865, rs16833431, rs11889341, rs8179673, rs10168266, rs7582694, rs3821236, rs7601754 gene polymorphism(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The association of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) gene polymorphism with the risk of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is still controversial. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between ACE I/D gene polymorphism and FSGS susceptibility. METHOD We performed a(More)
OBJECTIVE Results from studies of the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) gene polymorphism and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/lupus nephritis (LN) are controversial. We performed this metaanalysis to evaluate the relationship between ACE I/D gene polymorphism and SLE/LN and to explore whether the ACE D(More)
BACKGROUND The results from the published studies on the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) gene polymorphism and the treatment response to steroid in Asian children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) is still conflicting. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the relation between ACE I/D gene(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different dose intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (HD-IVIG) with low-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (low-IVIG) for acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) gene polymorphism correlates with circulating and cellular ACE concentration. Association between ACE I/D gene polymorphism and steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) risk in children is still controversial. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the relation(More)
Prohibitin (PHB), appearing to be a negative regulator of cell proliferation and to be a tumor suppressor, has been connected to diverse cellular functions including cell cycle control, senescence, apoptosis and the regulation of mitochondrial activities. It is a growth regulatory gene that has pleiotropic functions in the nucleus, mitochondria and(More)
Fibrotic diseases, such as liver, pulmonary and renal fibrosis, are common end-stage conditions and represent a major global health problem. Furthermore, effective therapeutic measures are presently unavailable. Extracellular matrix accumulation is the most prominent characteristic in the pathogenesis of fibrotic disease. Retinoic acid, including all-trans(More)