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Recent findings suggests that PDE4D (gene encoding phosphodiesterase 4D) is a stroke-related gene in the Icelandic population, but it is still very controversial as to whether it is a susceptible gene for stroke in other populations. In the present study, we attempted to explore the role of the gene in the pathogenesis of stroke in the Chinese Han(More)
Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) is a non-tyrosine kinase receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that was recently found to play a role in tumor functions. Previous studies demonstrated that NRP-1 was overexpressed in a number of human tumors, including glioblastoma (GBM). However, the role of NRP-1 in glioma progression has yet to be adequately(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities sharing potential common underlying mechanisms. Insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) plays a primary role in insulin degradation and cellular insulin processing and therefore affects glucose and lipid metabolism. Genetic association studies have been focused on the relationship between the IDE gene(More)
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