Ting-yan Shi

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Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) plays an important role in maintaining proper cellular functions, and genetic variations in this complex may affect cancer risk. In this study, we examined the associations between eight potential functional single nucleotide polymorphisms in the mTORC1 genes (rs2536T>C and rs1883965G>A for mTOR, rs3160T>C,(More)
XPC polymorphisms may alter DNA repair capacity, thus leading to genetic instability and carcinogenesis. Numerous studies have investigated the associations of XPC Lys939Gln (rs2228001) and Ala499Val (rs2228000) polymorphisms with cancer susceptibility; however, the findings are inconclusive. We searched literature from MEDLINE and EMBASE for eligible(More)
BACKGROUND The mTOR gene regulates cell growth by controlling mRNA translation, ribosome biogenesis, autophagy, and metabolism. Abnormally increased expression of mTOR was associated with carcinogenesis, and its functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may regulate the expression of mTOR and thus contribute to cancer risk. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
BACKGROUND Excision repair cross complementing group 5 (ERCC5 or XPG) plays an important role in regulating DNA excision repair, removal of bulky lesions caused by environmental chemicals or UV light. Mutations in this gene cause a rare autosomal recessive syndrome, and its functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may alter DNA repair capacity(More)
BACKGROUND High risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major cause of cervical cancer. Several epidemiological studies have performed HPV screening in Chinese women, but no report was for Shanghai suburb women. OBJECTIVES To understand the prevalence of HPV infection and risk factors in Shanghai suburbs. STUDY DESIGN Between March 2011 and May(More)
INTRODUCTION Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) is an evolutionary conserved multiprotein complex that functions as a key regulator of gene transcription, protein translation, and autophagy. No studies have assessed associations between functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in mTORC1 genes and risk of esophageal squamous cell(More)
Interleukin 6 (IL6) encodes a cytokine protein, which functions in inflammation, maintains immune homeostasis and plays important roles in cervical carcinogenesis. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL6 that cause variations in host immune response may contribute to cervical cancer risk. In this two-stage case–control study with a total of 1,584(More)
MicroRNA (miRNA)-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may compromise miRNA binding affinity and modify mRNA expression levels of the target genes, thus leading to cancer susceptibility. However, few studies have investigated roles of miRNA-related SNPs in the etiology of cervical carcinoma. In this case–control study of 1,584 cervical cancer cases(More)
BACKGROUND Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group F (XPF or ERCC4) plays a key role in DNA repair that protects against genetic instability and carcinogenesis. A series of epidemiological studies have examined associations between XPF polymorphisms and cancer risk, but the findings remain inconclusive. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this(More)
RAD52 is an important but not well characterized homologous recombination repair gene that can bind to single-stranded DNA ends and mediate the DNA-DNA interaction necessary for the annealing of complementary DNA strands. To evaluate the role of RAD52 variants in the response of tumor cells to platinum agents, we investigated their associations with(More)