Weizhong Tang

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There is a long-standing debate about whether statins have chemopreventive properties against colorectal cancer (CRC), but the results remain inconclusive. We therefore present a meta-analysis to investigate the association between statin use and risk of CRC. A comprehensive literature search was undertaken through July 2013 looking for eligible studies.(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulated evidence has indicated a correlation between S100A4 expression and colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. However, its prognostic significance for patients with CRC remains inconclusive. To clarify their relationship, a meta-analysis of the relevant published studies was performed. METHOD PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science(More)
The prognostic significance of dickkopf-1 (DKK1) overexpression in solid tumors remains inconclusive. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the impact of DKK1 overexpression in solid tumors on patients' overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). The pooled hazard ratio (HR) with 95 % confidence interval (CI) was used to estimate the effects.(More)
OBJECTIVE Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is an inducible enzyme converting arachidonic acid to prostaglandins and playing important roles in inflammatory diseases as well as tumor development. Previous studies investigating the association between COX-2 polymorphisms and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk reported conflicting results. We performed a meta-analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND The mouse double minute 2 (MDM2) gene encodes a phosphoprotein that interacts with P53 and negatively regulates its activity. The SNP309 polymorphism (T-G) in the promoter of MDM2 gene has been reported to be associated with enhanced MDM2 expression and tumor development. Studies investigating the association between MDM2 SNP309 polymorphism and(More)
To explore the relation between DNA base composition and the optimal single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) electrophoretic temperature (T(s)), we analyzed DNA base composition and T(s) of 24 DNA fragments from different genes and found that T(s) was positively correlative with the ratio of base C/base A. T(s) could be estimated by the formula T(s)(More)
BACKGROUND Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (sCEA) level might be an indicator of disease. Indeed, an elevated sCEA level is a prognostic factor in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. However, the genetic determinants of sCEA level in healthy and CRC population remains unclear. Thus we investigated the genetic markers associated with elevated serum sCEA level(More)
BACKGROUND Published studies investigating the association between XPC Lys939Gln polymorphism and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk reported inconclusive results. We performed a meta-analysis to derive a precise estimation of the relationship. METHODS A comprehensive literature search was done in databases PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane library up to December(More)
Since 2007, ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) for the management of anal fistula was all introduced with initial success and excitement. It remains controversial which surgical procedure is suitable for transsphincteric fistula, especially to complex anal fistula. This retrospective study was designed to evaluate the results in patients(More)
To explore why some oligonucleotides in denaturing polyacrylamide gel could not be silver-stained, 134 different oligonucleotides were analyzed using denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis stained with silver and asymmetric cyanine. As a result, we found that the sensitivity of oligos (dA), (dC), (dG) and (dT) to silver staining could be ranged as(More)