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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects multiple organs. Because of double damages of body and mind, SLE patients are in a potential risk of suicide. Many factors may contribute to the occurrence of suicide in SLE: socioeconomic factors, medical factors, mental health, family support and coping style. This study aims(More)
Rapamycin has been demonstrated to exhibit neuroprotective functions via the activation of autophagy in a cerebral ischemia model. However, the involvement of mitophagy in this process and its contribution to the protection of mitochondrial function remains unknown. The present study explored the characteristics of mitophagy after cerebral ischemia and the(More)
Although the set of genes is virtually the same in all tissues,differential gene expression is appeared in cells of different kinds. Differentiation and ageing are associated with regulation of gene expression that is a fundamental mechanism in eukaryotic development and survival. The sensitivity to DNase I of actively transcribed genes seems to be a(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease attributing to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Abnormal expression/function of type I interferons has been demonstrated with the pathogenesis of SLE, especially IFN-α, which can be regulated by IFN regulatory factor 7 (IRF7). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) near/in IRF7 have(More)
Several confirmed genetic susceptibility loci involved in the interferon signaling and Th17/B cell response for SLE in Chinese Han populations have been described. Available data also indicate that sex-specific genetic differences contribute to SLE susceptibility. The aim of this study was to test for gene-gene/gene-sex epistasis (interactions) in these(More)
Recently, protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor 22 (PTPN22) C1858T polymorphism has been identified as a susceptibile gene for type 1 diabetes (T1D), but studies are inconsistence, In order to assess the association between PTPN22C1858T polymorphism and T1D based on different ethnicities, a meta-analysis was performed, including 26 studies, total of(More)
The interleukin 23 receptor (IL-23R) polymorphisms have been already discussed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) repeatedly, but the results are conflict. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess whether IL-23R gene polymorphisms are associated with RA. We retrieved the available data from Pubmed, Medline, CNKI and CBM. Our study evaluated the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms may be associated with the risk of OA, however, evidence for this is controversial. This meta-analysis aims to confirm whether VDR gene polymorphisms are associated with OA. METHODS Meta-analyses on the association between OA and VDR ApaI, BsmI, TaqI and FokI polymorphisms were conducted using allele(More)
30% of the genes tested on Xp escaped inactivation, whereas less than 3% of the genes on Xq escaped inactivation. To investigate the molecular mechanism involved in the propagation and maintenance of X chromosome inactivation and escape, the long arm and short arm of the X chromosome were compared for RNA binding density. Nucleotide sequences on the X(More)