Xiao-juan Zhang

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs) with the risk of gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Genotypes were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism method in 592 patients(More)
Aim To investigate the possible association of three SNPs, XRCC2 C41657T, XRCC2 G4234C and XRCC3 A17893G with susceptibility to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) in a population of northern China. Methods XRCC2 C41657T, XRCC2 G4234C and XRCC3 A17893G SNP were genotyped by polymerase-chain reaction(More)
Aim. The aim of this study was to develop an oral Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis) vaccine against Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Methods. After L. lactis NZ3900/pNZ8110-hspA was constructed, growth curves were plotted to study whether the growth of recombinant L. lactis was affected after hspA was cloned into L. lactis and whether the growth of empty(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of hyperuricemia with hyperlipaemia, high blood sugar and hypertension among elderly people. METHODS Serum uric acid (SUA), cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar and blood pressure were detected in 1320 elderly people and 6107 people at young and middle age. RESULTS The mean SUAs in elderly male and female(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of downregulation of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) on severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) associated with acute lung injury (ALI), and its subsequent effect on disease severity. METHODS Wistar rats were given an IV injection of pRNA-U6.1/Neo-HMGB1, pRNA-U6.1/Neo-vector or saline before induction of SAP. Then, SAP was(More)
Mammals spontaneously prefer lipid rich foods. Overconsumption of high-fat diet leads to obesity and related diseases. Recent findings indicate that taste may participate in the orosensory perception of dietary lipids and the fatty taste may contribute to a preference for and excessive consumption of dietary fat. CD36, a trans-membrane glycoprotein, which(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest the higher the red blood cell distribution width (RDW) the greater the risk of mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the relationship between RDW and long-term outcome in CAD patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a drug-eluting stent (DES) remains unclear. This(More)
The aim of the present study was to explore a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17) mRNA and protein expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and its association with clinicopathological factors and prognosis. Through semi‑quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, the ADAM17 mRNA expression in 50 cases of esophageal(More)
Chordoid glioma is a rare, slowly growing tumor of the CNS, which is always located in the third ventricle of adults. Chordoid glioma has classic histological features consisting of clusters and cords of epithelioid tumor cells embedded within a mucinous stroma with rich lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. The important distinctive immunohistochemical feature of(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Xeroderma pigmentosum group C(XPC) gene is involved in nucleotide excision repair (NER). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in XPC gene may affect DNA repairing capacity and genetic susceptibility to cancer. This study was to investigate the correlation of XPC exon 8 Ala499Val and exon 15 Lys939Gln SNPs to the susceptibility of(More)