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Excision repair cross-complementing group 1 (ERCC1) and group 2 (ERCC2), and X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) proteins play important roles in the repair of DNA damage and adducts. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of DNA repair genes are suspected to influence treatment effect and survival of cancer patients. This study aimed to(More)
The prognostic role of inflammation index like neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains controversial. We conduct a meta-analysis to determine the predictable value of NLR in the clinical outcome of CRC patients. The analysis was carried out based on the data from 16 studies (19 cohorts) to evaluate the association between NLR(More)
The interactions between grapefruit juice (GFJ) and tacrolimus (FK506) metabolism remain obscure. The aim of this prospective study was to explore the effect of GFJ on the blood concentration of FK506 in liver transplant patients. Thirty liver transplant patients were enrolled in the study 1 month post-transplant and randomly divided into three equal-sized(More)
KCNJ11 (potassium inwardly rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 11) and ABCC8 (ATP-binding cassette, subfamily C (CFTR/MRP), member 8) have been studied for association with type 2 diabetes in various ethnic populations with contradictory results. We performed a comprehensive meta-analysis for KCNJ11 rs5219, rs5210, rs5215, and ABCC8 rs757110 to evaluate(More)
AIMS The aims of this study were to construct and evaluate the live attenuated vaccine against edwardsiellosis on zebra fish model. METHODS AND RESULTS In this study, the deletion mutant of aroC gene for the biosynthesis of chorismic acid in Edwardsiella tarda EIB202 was firstly constructed by allelic exchange strategy. According to the genome(More)
Aerobic granulation is an advanced biological wastewater treatment technology. This study for the first time identified the microbial communities of sliced samples of mature granules by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) technique and those of whole growing granules by high-throughput sequencing(More)
BACKGROUND Whether the mesenteric lymphatic system could serve as a route of transport by which gut-derived inflammatory mediators contribute to the induction of remote organ injuries is uncertain. We therefore made a gut-induced lung injury canine model by portal vein occlusion and reperfusion (PV O/R) and studied the role of mesenteric lymphatic ducts(More)
Production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interferon (IFN)-γ, two important cytokines involved in the immune responses to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, may be influenced by gene polymorphisms of TNFA and PD1. This study determined the associations of serum TNF-α and IFN-γ levels with TNFA promoter -308 G/A and -238 G/A and PD1 -606 G/A and +8669(More)
Antiangiogenesis therapy is one of the most promising approaches to cancer treatment. Its clinical success has come out but still too limited. Vascularization of tumor is a complex and heterogenous process. So far, it has been demonstrated that several additional mechanisms can provide the tumor with oxygen and nutrients. Moreover, it is now clear that(More)