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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pivotal components of the innate immune response. Activation of the innate immune system and subsequent chronic low-grade inflammation are thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes. In the study, we genotyped TLRs gene polymorphisms, including TLR2 Arg677Trp and Arg753Gln, TLR4 Asp299Gly(More)
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a multi-ligand member of the immunoglobulin superfamily and may be involved in the development of diabetic vascular complications. The -374T/A polymorphism in the RAGE gene promoter has been suggested to affect gene transcription. However, the studies on the association between the -374T/A(More)
AIM The investigations into the association between the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) gene -374T/A, -429T/C polymorphisms and diabetic nephropathy (DN) in several case-control studies have rendered conflicting results. To shed light on these inconclusive findings, a meta-analysis of all the eligible studies relating these two(More)
PURPOSE Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) have been widely developed for versatile use, but the potential risk form their skin exposure is still unclear. To evaluate this risk, the skin penetration of TiO2-NPs is necessary to be understood first. The aims of this study are to investigated the penetration of TiO2-NPs through slightly damaged skin and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Advanced glycosylation end-product receptor (AGER) plays an important role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. The G82S polymorphism (rs2070600) is located in the ligand-binding V-domain of AGER suggesting a possible influence of this variant on AGER function. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies pay attention to the relationship between insulin resistance and coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with abnormal glucose tolerance. But few studies have focused on the role of insulin secretion. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion, and CAD in patients with(More)
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