Xuelong Zhang

Learn More
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The murine double minute 2 (MDM2) gene encodes a negative regulator of the tumour protein p53. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in MDM2 promoter, SNP309 T > G, has been showed to influence MDM2 protein expression and accelerate tumour formation. To investigate further the role of this locus, we examined the association of the SNP(More)
Several studies have investigated the associations between X-ray repair cross-complementing group 3 (XRCC3) Thr241Met polymorphism and the susceptibility to lung cancer and bladder cancer, but results have been inconclusive. In order to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship, a meta-analysis was performed. A total of 22 case control studies,(More)
Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and allergic asthma (AS) are very common diseases involving genetic and environmental factors. Most patients with asthma also have rhinitis, which suggests the concept of ‘one airway, one disease’. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 33 (ADAM33) was discovered as the first asthma-susceptible gene by positional cloning. To evaluate the(More)
We have evaluated the extent to which SNPs identified by genomewide surveys as showing unusually high levels of population differentiation in humans have experienced recent positive selection, starting from a set of 32 nonsynonymous SNPs in 27 genes highlighted by the HapMap1 project. These SNPs were genotyped again in the HapMap samples and in the Human(More)
We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) gene TNFA −308 (G>A), TNFA −238 (G>A), TNFA −857 (C>T), TNFA −863 (C>A), TNFA −1031 (T>C), TNFA −1210 (A>T) polymorphisms and breast cancer(BC) susceptibility. We also performed subgroup analyses based on ethnicity (Caucasian, Asian, and African). An(More)
It has been reported that the CCR5-Delta32, CCR2-64I and SDF1-3′A polymorphisms have protective effects against HIV-1 infection and can delay the progression of AIDS in European populations. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of the three loci with HIV-1 infection and the progression of AIDS in the Han population of northern China. We(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that plays an important part in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. A high level of MIF has been detected in plaques of psoriasis and the sera of patients with psoriasis. Polymorphisms associated with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases exist in the promoter region(More)
Variants in the gene encoding transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) in several ethnic groups. Two intronic variants, rs290487 and rs11196218, were originally identified as T2D modifiers in Hong Kong Chinese and Taiwan Chinese populations, respectively. However, discrepancies were noted in subsequent(More)
The association between multiple sclerosis (MS) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene (TNF-α) polymorphisms has been analyzed in several studies, but conflicting results have been reported. The main purpose of this study was to integrate previous findings and explore whether the three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs; -238G/A, -308G/A, and -376G/A) of(More)