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Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) have antihypertensive properties and play a part in the maintenance of renal microvascular function. A novel approach to increase EET levels is to inhibit epoxide hydrolase enzymes that are responsible for conversion of biologically active EETs to dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs) that are void of effects on the(More)
TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) plays an essential role in Toll-like receptor (TLR)- and retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-mediated induction of type I interferon (IFN; IFN-α/β) and host antiviral responses. How TBK1 activity is negatively regulated remains largely unknown. We report that TNF receptor-associated factor (TRAF)-interacting protein (TRIP)(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. To identify genetic factors that modify the risk of lung cancer in individuals of Chinese ancestry, we performed a genome-wide association scan in 5,408 subjects (2,331 individuals with lung cancer (cases) and 3,077 controls) followed by a two-stage validation among 12,722 subjects (6,313(More)
The incidence of essential hypertension increases with obesity; however, the mechanisms that link obesity with hypertension are unclear. Renal cytochrome P450 (CYP)-derived eicosanoids--hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs), epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), and dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs)--have been shown to play an important role in the(More)
Previous studies suggest that epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are vasodilators of the mesenteric artery; however, the production and regulation of EETs in the mesenteric artery remain unclear. The present study was designed 1) to determine which epoxygenase isoform may contribute to formation of EETs in mesenteric arteries and 2) to determine the(More)
The lipoxygenase (LO) metabolite, 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid [12(S)-HETE], constricts renal vessels, contributes to the vascular response to angiotensin, and has been implicated in cardiovascular and renal diseases. The current studies were performed to determine if renal microvascular 12(S)-HETE production is stimulated by angiotensin and the(More)
Platinum-based chemotherapy is the most common treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and expression levels of drug metabolism and transport proteins are correlated with its efficacy and toxicity. In this study, we investigated the association of three putative functional polymorphisms of ABCC2 (C-24T, G1249A, and C3972T) with tumor response and(More)
To identify common genetic variants that contribute to lung cancer susceptibility, we conducted a multistage genome-wide association study of lung cancer in Asian women who never smoked. We scanned 5,510 never-smoking female lung cancer cases and 4,544 controls drawn from 14 studies from mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.(More)
To find additional susceptibility loci for lung cancer, we tested promising associations from our previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) of lung cancer in the Chinese population in an extended validation sample size of 7,436 individuals with lung cancer (cases) and 7,483 controls. We found genome-wide significant (P < 5.0 × 10(-8)) evidence for three(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical characteristics, treatment, and factors of recurrence of abdominal wall endometriomas (AWE). METHOD Sixty-four cases of AWE diagnosed at Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) from 1983 to 2003 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULT There was an AWE incidence of 0.044% among the parturients undergoing cesarean(More)