Zhimin Miao

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OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout associated with dietary and lifestyle changes and evaluate the implication of metabolic disorders to the development of hyperuricemia. METHODS Data collected from 5,003 subjects randomly recruited from 5 coastal cities (Qingdao, Rizhao, Yantai, Weihai, and Dongying) of Shandong province in(More)
OBJECTIVE We suspect that genes or loci that contribute to coronary artery disease (CAD) may also play a role in the pathogenesis of gout, since hyperuricaemia leads to gout, and serum uric acid (SUA) levels are potential risk factors for CAD. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1333049 (C/G) on chromosome 9p21 has been implicated in previous studies(More)
BACKGROUND Gitelman's syndrome is a mild autosomal recessive disorder caused by inactivating mutations of SLC12A3. However, severe phenotype may be associated with compound heterozygous nonfunctional variants such as frameshift and splicing mutations. Because most multi-exon genes are alternatively spliced as shown by recent studies, SLC12A3, with 26 exons,(More)
The relationship among BRAF mutation, platelet counts, and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) with respect to clinicopathological outcomes of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) may play a role in PTC pathogenesis but remains undefined. We examined the T1799A BRAF mutation by direct genomic DNA sequencing in 108 primary PTC samples from a Chinese cohort and(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study investigated whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the human urate transporter 1 (hURAT1) gene are associated with primary hyperuricaemia (HUA) in Han Chinese people. METHODS A total of 538 subjects (215 cases and 323 control subjects) were recruited from Qingdao, China. SNPs in potentially functional regions of the(More)
BACKGROUND Glucose transporter 9 (GLUT9) is a high-capacity/low-affinity urate transporter. To date, several recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and follow-up studies have identified genetic variants of SLC2A9 associated with urate concentrations and susceptibility to gout. We therefore investigated associations between gout and polymorphisms and(More)
To investigate whether the hypothermia induced by Adenosine 5'-Monophosphate (5'-AMP) could attenuate early stage injury in a rat acute gouty arthritis model. Ankle joint injection with monosodium urate monohydrate crystals (MSU crystals) in hypothermia rat model which was induced by 5'-AMP and then observe whether hypothermia induced by 5'-AMP could be(More)
Several genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have reported associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and uric acid concentrations or gout in a number of different ethnic populations. To clarify the global relevance of the previously identified SNPs in the development of the qualitative trait gout, in the present study, the associations(More)
We have built a rat's model to investigate whether the hypothermia induced by adenosine 5'-monophosphate (5'-AMP) (AIH) could attenuate acute lung injury induced by LPS in rats. We detected the inflammatory cytokine levels in the plasma and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples, and we analyzed the pathological changes in the lungs. We have found that AIH(More)