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The long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) urothelial carcinoma-associated 1 (UCA1) has been recently shown to be dysregulated, which plays an important role in the progression of several cancers. However, the biological role and clinical significance of UCA1 in the carcinogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unclear. Herein, we found that UCA1 was(More)
Accumulating evidences indicate cancer-triggered inflammation plays a pivotal role in carcinogenesis. Systematic inflammatory response biomarkers are considered as potential prognostic factors for improving predictive accuracy in colorectal cancer (CRC). Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR),(More)
BACKGROUND CD147 is a widely distributed cell surface glycoprotein that belongs to the Ig superfamily. CD147 has been implicated in numerous physiological and pathological activities. Enriched on the surface of many tumor cells, CD147 promotes tumor growth, invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis and confers resistance to some chemotherapeutic drugs. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic variation of the Kras oncogene is a candidate factor for increasing susceptibility to carcinoma and modulating response of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody (anti-EGFR). However, results from an increasing number of studies concerning the association of Kras(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the polymorphisms of DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) and the risk and pathologic characteristics of prostate cancer (PCa) in Chinese men. METHODS This case-control study included 155 PCa patients and 155 healthy male controls. Using Sequenom MassARRAY, we detected the genotypes of the DNMT1 polymorphisms(More)
Leptin and leptin receptor have been implicated in processes leading to breast cancer initiation and progression. An A to G transition mutation in codon 223, in exon 6 of the leptin receptor gene (LEPR) can result in glutamine to arginine substitution (Gln223Arg). A variety of case–control studies have been published evaluating the association between LEPR(More)
8-Oxoguanine DNA glycosylase 1 (OGG1), a key protein involved in the base excision repair pathway, can recognize and excise several lesions from oligodeoxynucleotides with single DNA damage. A C/G polymorphism at 1,245 bp (C1245G) in exon 7 of the OGG1 (Ser326Cys, rs1052133) is found to have a lower enzymatic activity. A variety of case–control studies have(More)
Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancies afflicting the Chinese population. Polymorphisms in interleukin-1B (IL-1B) and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN) genes have been associated with increased gastric cancer risk. A case–control study enrolled 392 gastric cancer patients and 508 healthy were carried out to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the changes of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) and T helper cells (Th1/Th2) in peripheral blood and their roles in the severity evaluation in children with asthma. METHODS One hundred and fifty children with asthma were classified into acute attack (94 cases) and remission (56 cases) groups according to their clinical(More)
Polymorphisms in Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) and Neuregulin 1 (NRG1) might be associated with schizophrenia; however, the conclusions of relevant studies were inconsistent across different ethnic populations. This population-based case-control study was carried out to determine whether polymorphisms in these two genes could be associated with(More)