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BACKGROUND Common genetic variants in immune and inflammatory response genes can affect the risk of developing oral cancer. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an immunosuppressive cytokine which may facilitate development of cancer by supporting tumor escape from the immune response. Inter-individual variations in IL-10 production were genetically contributed to(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is multifactorial, and the genetic background may be a crucial etiologic factor. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) is a multifunctional cytokine that induces interferon (IFN)-gamma secretion and plays an important role in antitumor immunity. Variations in the DNA sequence in the IL-18 gene promoter may lead to(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene promoter-572 C/G and -634 C/G polymorphism and coronary heart disease (CHD) and the influence of IL-6 gene polymorphism on plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels. METHODS Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was used for the detection of IL-6(More)
OBJECTIVE Results from studies of the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) gene polymorphism and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/lupus nephritis (LN) are controversial. We performed this metaanalysis to evaluate the relationship between ACE I/D gene polymorphism and SLE/LN and to explore whether the ACE D(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) gene polymorphism and ischemic stroke (IS) in Chinese Zhuang populations. METHODS The K469E polymorphism in the exon 6 of ICAM-1 gene was detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and DNA sequencing in 205 patients with IS(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Many studies have been conducted to investigate the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion (I)/deletion (D) gene polymorphism and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) susceptibility. However, the results from those studies are still conflicting. We performed a meta-analysis of studies relating the ACE I/D gene(More)
Inflammation, characterized by the recruitment and adhesion of circulating leukocytes by cellular adhesion molecules, plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Genetic analyses of platelet-endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1), a key adhesion molecule in the progression of atherosclerosis, have provided conflicting results(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association of integrin alpha-2 (ITGA2) gene C807T, integrin beta-3 (ITGB3) gene T176C polymorphisms with ischemic stroke and the effect of the polymorphisms on plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels. METHODS Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and DNA sequencing were used to detect the(More)
Inflammation has recently proven to be associated with the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and inflammatory genes are good candidates for the risk of developing atherosclerosis. The early phase of atherosclerosis involves the recruitment of inflammatory cells from the circulation and their transendothelial migration. This process is mainly mediated by(More)
To identify the variations in pediatric renal biopsy pathology and clinicopathological features in Guangxi, China, in the past ten years, we studied retrospectively the kidney biopsies performed to evaluate the primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS) in 218 children at two main medical centers in Guangxi from January 1999 to January 2009. The major pathological(More)
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