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BACKGROUND Oxidized LDL receptor gene 1 (OLR-1) polymorphism is reportedly associated with several cardiovascular conditions. However, its relationship with essential hypertension remains unknown. The aim of this study is to explore the association of OLR-1 polymorphism at position 501 in the open reading frame (G501C), with the susceptibility of essential(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the association between the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of hypoxia-inducible factor1 α (HIF-1α) and the susceptibility to cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and its outcome after surgical treatment. METHOD A total of 230 CSM patients and 284 healthy controls were recruited. All patients received anterior cervical(More)
Vibration exercise (VE) is a new type of physical training, but little is known about its effects on insulin resistance at the molecular level. A Sprague-Dawley rat model of type 2 diabetes with insulin resistance was induced with a high-fat diet and low-dose streptozotocin. Animals were then subjected to 8 wk of VE consisting of placing the rats on a(More)
Adriamycin (ADR) causes dose-dependant toxicities in heart, liver and kidneys via inducing the peroxidative alterations in organ tissues. Recent studies showed that the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) exerts beneficial effects on heart, liver and kidney injuries induced by different pathological conditions. We hypothesize that G-CSF have a(More)
Burned bones have their unique characteristics in investigation of fire disaster/crimes, airplane disaster, explosion and other accidents. To study the morphological changes of skeletal tissue and DNA changes at different incinerating temperature might provide precise standard means to determine genera, sex, and age. Genetic locus was also applied in the(More)
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) increases the risk of cardiovascular morbid events in hypertension. TGF-β1 is involved in pathologic states such as cardiac hypertrophy and cardiac fibrosis; we thus postulate that the TGF-β1 polymorphism is related to LVH in hypertensives. Six hundred and eighty essential hypertensive patients were recruited. Biochemical(More)
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