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OBJECTIVE To assess the effect and safety of pre-emptive oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the success of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in irreversible pulpitis treatment. METHOD AND MATERIALS Medline (via OVID, 1948 to July 2011), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, Issue 2, 2011), EMBASE (via OVID, 1984(More)
The association of CYP19 gene polymorphisms with breast cancer has been widely reported, but results of previous studies were somewhat contradictory and underpowered. In order to overcome the limitations of individual study and to understand the real situation, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis including three CYP19 gene polymorphisms(More)
BACKGROUND The TGF-β signaling pathway plays a significant role in the carcinogenic process of breast cancer. METHODS We systematically evaluated associations of common variants in TGF-β signaling pathway genes with breast cancer risk using a multistage, case-control study among Asian women. RESULTS In the first stage, 341 single-nucleotide(More)
Exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) has been suggested to increase female breast cancer risk; however, the data have been inconclusive. In order to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship, a meta-analysis was performed. Medline, PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science were searched. Crude ORs(More)
The association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms and breast cancer risk has been widely reported, but results were inconsistent and underpowered. To clarify the effects of MTHFR polymorphisms on the risk of breast cancer, an updated meta-analysis of all available studies relating C677T and/or A1298C polymorphisms of(More)
Astrocytes have an important role in the regulation of inflammation within the central nervous system (CNS). In neuroinflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis, numerous cytokines and chemokines are elevated including IL-6, IL-17, and CCL20. IL-17 enhances IL-6 signaling and subsequent IL-6 expression in astrocytes. CCL20 is a CC motif chemokine(More)
Astrocytes have important physiological roles in CNS homeostasis and serve as a bridge between the CNS and immune system. IL-17 and IL-6 are important in many CNS disorders characterized by neuroinflammation. We examined the role of IL-17 on the IL-6 signaling cascade in primary astrocytes. IL-17 functioned in a synergistic manner with IL-6 to induce IL-6(More)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, but its etiology is still unclear. It is believed that oxidative stress plays an essential role in the development of breast cancer, while SOD2 is one of the primary enzymes that directly convert potential harmful oxidizing species to harmless metabolites. The association of SOD2 Val16Ala(More)
To study the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in China, we retrospectively analyzed 205 Chinese patients with histologically proven GBM. A univariate analysis of prognosis factors for survival time was performed and significant factors were tested in a multivariate analysis using the Cox(More)
In view of the essential role of Transforming Growth Factorβ1 (TGFB1) on both inhibiting the development of early benign breast tumors as well as promoting tumor invasion, the association of TGFB1 L10P polymorphism and breast cancer risk has been widely reported, but results of previous studies were somewhat contradictory and underpowered. To overcome the(More)