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AIMS The purpose of the study was to analyze the relationship of survivin polymorphisms including -31G/C, -625G/C, 9194A/G and 9809T/C with the susceptibility to lung cancer. METHODS Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was used to test the polymorphisms of -31G/C, -625G/C, 9194A/G and 9809T/C in 104 patients with(More)
Asthma is a serious and hereditary respiratory disorder affecting all age groups. Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a central regulator of allergic inflammation. The purpose of the present study was to estimate the relationship between IL-13 +1923C/T polymorphism and asthma susceptibility. Relevant case-control studies published between January 2000 and July 2016(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Hepcidin, a 25-kD peptide hormone produced by the liver, modulates acute inflammatory responses. This study aimed to determine the association of serum levels of hepcidin with the presence and severity of OSAS. MATERIAL/METHODS We enrolled 184(More)
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