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PURPOSE This study was conducted to comprehensively evaluate the potential association of SKIV2L polymorphism rs429608 with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through a meta-analysis. METHODS We performed a literature search in EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, and the Chinese Biomedical Database for AMD genetic studies published before August 30, 2015.(More)
PURPOSE The myocilin (MYOC) gene has been shown to be related to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). This study was aimed to detect the mutations in MYOC in a Chinese family with POAG. METHODS A family with four members, the parents, a son and a daughter, was enrolled in this study. All members of the family underwent the complete ophthalmologic(More)
PURPOSE High myopia (HM) is a common cause of visual impairment worldwide. Previous genome-wide association studies have reported that seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including rs1254319, rs3138144, rs12205363, rs17648524, rs7829127, rs1656404, and rs7084402, are associated with HM in Caucasians. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
The cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) gene has been shown to be related to homocystinuria. This study was aimed to detect the mutations in CBS in a Han Chinese family with homocystinuria. A four-generation family from Shandong Province of China was recruited in this study. All available members of the family underwent comprehensive medical examinations.(More)
High myopia is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. However, the exact etiology of high myopia remains unraveled despite numerous attempts of elucidation. Previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) has revealed that four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including rs2969180, rs1652333, rs9307551, and rs7837791, were associated with(More)
Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a rare and severe genetic disease; therefore, an accurate molecular diagnosis is essential for appropriate disease treatment and family planning. Currently, the diagnosis of PSACH is based mainly on family history, physical examination and radiographic evaluation. Genetic studies of patients with PSACH in Chinese populations(More)
OBJECTIVES Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) have been shown to influence the development of form-deprivation myopia. However, genetic association between these two genes and high myopia remains inconsistent in different studies. This study was conducted to investigate the association between IGF1and IGF1R(More)
PURPOSE Many genes have been associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). This study was conducted to investigate whether catalase (CAT) polymorphisms play a significant role in POAG in a Chinese population. METHODS A cohort of 416 unrelated POAG patients and 997 unrelated control subjects was included in this case-control association study. CAT(More)
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) are leading causes of blindness in aging populations. This study was conducted to investigate the associations of chromosome 6p21.3 region, including CFB-SKIV2L-TNXB-FKBPL-NOTCH4 genes, with both neovascular AMD and PCV. Six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)(More)
PURPOSE Recently, three large genome-wide association studies have identified multiple variants associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) near the ABCA1 gene. Considering that POAG and primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) share many similar clinical manifestations, the present study was conducted to investigate whether these genetic variants were(More)
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