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The aim of our study was to investigate the contribution of serum calreticulin (CRT) in the assessment of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Serum CRT levels were measured by ELISA in 70 patients with established RA, 30 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 25 other autoimmune diseases, 20 osteoarthritis (OA), and 35 of healthy controls (HC).(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to investigate the association between 2 polymorphisms (ie, rs10877887 and rs13293512) in the promoter regions of let-7 and the risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).A case-control study of 618 PTC patients and 562 controls was conducted. The rs10877887 polymorphism was genotyped by using polymerase chain(More)
CYP2C9 enzyme activity is involved in the metabolism of substances related to colorectal cancer (CRC), and it is functionally linked to a genetic polymorphism. Two allelic variants of the CYP2C9 gene, namely CYP2C9*2 and CYP2C9*3, differ from wild-type CYP2C9*1 by single amino acid substitutions. These mutated alleles encode enzymes with altered properties(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) protein expression and gene single-nucleotide polymorphisms to gemcitabine chemosensitivity in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).In total, 54 patients with resectable PDAC, who received postoperative gemcitabine-based therapy, were enrolled in this(More)
Patrinia scabiosaefolia Fisch (PSF), a well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been used as a "heat-clearing and detoxifying" agent. The present study was to illustrate the preventive effect of PSF on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in rats. The PID model was constructed by multipathogen infection of the upper genital tract with reference to(More)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can lead to a poor outcome of severe sequelae, and the current methods of clinical diagnosis are not satisfactory. Metabolomics is an effective method for the identification of disease-related metabolite biomarkers to facilitate disease diagnosis. However, to the best of our knowledge, no PID-associated metabolomic study(More)
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of mental illnesses highly correlated with gut microbiota. Recent studies have shown that some abnormal aromatic metabolites in autism patients are presumably derived from overgrown Clostridium species in gut, which may be used for diagnostic purposes. In this paper, a GC/MS based metabolomic approach was(More)
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