Zhirong Zeng

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are becoming more common in Asia, but epidemiologic data are lacking. The Asia-Pacific Crohn's and Colitis Epidemiology Study aimed to determine the incidence and phenotype of IBD in 8 countries across Asia and in Australia. METHODS We performed a prospective, population-based study of IBD incidence in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Asia, but little is known about disease progression in this region. The Asia-Pacific Crohn's and Colitis Epidemiology Study was initiated in 2011, enrolling subjects from 8 countries in Asia (China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand)(More)
OBJECTIVE The rising incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in Asia supports the importance of environmental risk factors in disease aetiology. This prospective population-based case-control study in Asia-Pacific examined risk factors prior to patients developing IBD. DESIGN 442 incident cases (186 Crohn's disease (CD); 256 UC; 374 Asians) diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in China with urbanization and socioeconomic development. There is however a lack of prospective, population-based epidemiology study on IBD in China. The aim of the study is to define the incidence and clinical characteristics of IBD in a developed region of Guangdong(More)
Angiogenesis is essential for tumor growth. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is characterized by hypervascularity; high levels of angiogenesis are associated with poor prognosis and a highly invasive phenotype in HCC. Up-regulated gene-4 (URG4), also known as upregulator of cell proliferation (URGCP), is overexpressed in multiple tumor types and has been(More)
A recent genome-wide study identified a strong association between polymorphisms in the prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) gene and the risk of diffuse-type of gastric cancer in Japanese and Korean population. In this case-control study, we aimed to investigate the possible association between PSCA rs2294008 C/T with clinicopathological features and the(More)
OBJECTIVES The association of interleukin-1B (IL-1B)-511 polymorphism with gastric cancer is still controversial, and the association of IL-1B-511 polymorphism with subtypes of gastric cancer is still largely unknown. We investigated whether the association between IL-1B-511 polymorphism and gastric cancer risk varies by clinically important tumor(More)
OBJECTIVE The functional polymorphism of interleukin (IL)-17F 7488 A > G was found to be associated with autoimmune inflammatory diseases and also high IL-17F intestinal expression in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was detected. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the polymorphism and IBD in the Chinese population and to(More)
  • Yao He, Pingping Xu, +4 authors Minhu Chen
  • International journal of clinical and…
  • 2015
The prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been reported differently across the world. The present study retrospectively included 675 consecutive IBD patients (449 Crohn's disease, CD and 226 ulcerative colitis,UC) from July 2006 to July 2012. The rates of HBV infection (HBsAg-positive) were 13.6%, 16.8% and(More)
OBJECTIVE Using genome-wide promoter methylation assay, B cell CLL/lymphoma 6 member B (BCL6B) was found to be preferentially methylated in cancer. A study was undertaken to examine the epigenetic regulation, biological function and clinical significance of BCL6B in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS BCL6B promoter methylation was evaluated by combined(More)