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BACKGROUND Compelling epidemiological evidence indicates that alterations of telomere length are associated with risks of many malignancies in a tumor-specific manner, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, the association between leukocyte telomere length and glioma risk has not been investigated. METHODS Relative(More)
High frequency of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) was found at D7S486 in primary gastric cancer (GC). And we found a high frequency of LOH region on 7q31 in primary GC from China, and identified D7S486 to be the most frequent LOH locus. This study was aimed to determine what genes were affected by the LOH and served as tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) in this(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) plays an important role in tumor growth and metastasis. Genetic variations of HIF1A gene have been shown to influence the developing risk and prognosis in many types of human malignancies. However, their association with clinical outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients remains unclear. To investigate the(More)
February 2005 | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | e59 The excitement of scientifi c research and discovery cannot be fully conveyed by didactic lectures alone. Several recent initiatives and proposals, therefore, have supported a more participatory, discovery-based instruction for undergraduate science education [1,2]. In functional genomics, we have found an ideal(More)
To identify tumour suppressor genes (TSGs) associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on chromosome 4q using a high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array, we first scanned for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of 40 SNPs on chromosome 4q and discovered 2 hot regions: 4q24-26 and 4q34.3-35. We then further scanned for LOH of 338 SNPs in genes(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to explore risk variants for coronary artery disease (CAD) and to evaluate their joint effects (quantified by genetic risk score; GRS) on the discrimination of CAD in a Chinese Han sample. METHODS AND RESULTS An association analysis of 91 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with CAD risk was undertaken in(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that circadian negative feedback loop genes play an important role in the development and progression of many cancers. However, the associations between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in these genes and the clinical outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after surgical resection have not been studied so far.(More)
Data mining has been widely applied to make prediction for finance crisis risk, and they often obtain a good result. Financial distress prediction can be formulated as a classification problem using data mining. Many data mining methods for classification can be used to solve the finance earlyoften obtain a well support decision, and one single method has(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM It was commonly accepted that chemotherapeutic cytotoxicity was the main cause for hepatic failure in hepatocellular carcinoma patients after repeated transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). However, the effect of embolization-induced hypoxia on liver cirrhosis has rarely been concerned. METHODS Serum levels of alanine aminotransferase,(More)
Compelling evidence has indicated a significant association between leukocyte mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content and incidence risks of several malignancies in a cancer-specific manner. However, to date, whether leukocyte mtDNA content can predict clinical outcome of cancer patients has never been investigated. In the present study, we measured leukocyte(More)