The results of previous case-control studies examining the relationship between the interleukin (IL)-6 gene -174G>C polymorphism and lung cancer are controversial. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between the IL-6 gene -174G>C polymorphism and lung cancer. We selected 5 case-control studies related to the IL-6 gene -174G>C polymorphism and lung cancer by searching the PubMed, EMBase, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and Wanfang database. We utilized the Q-test and I2 test to determine heterogeneity between each study.
Numerous studies have evaluated the association between CYP1A1 gene polymorphisms and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk. However, the specific association is still controversial. The aim of our study was to clarify the effects of CYP1A1 gene polymorphisms (3801 T＞C and A2455G) on HCC risk by conducting a meta-analysis. We conducted searches of the literature published in PubMed and EMBASE databases up to April 2014. We estimated the pooled odds ratio with its 95% confidence interval to assess the association using a fixed or random-effects model.
Numerous studies have evaluated the association between estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) gene PvuII polymorphism and fracture risk in postmenopausal women. However, the results have been inconsistent. We performed a meta-analysis to examine the association between the ESR1 gene PvuII polymorphism and fracture risk in postmenopausal women. Studies published from PubMed, Google Scholar, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure data were retrieved.
We examined the correlation between PNPLA7 gene polymorphisms at the rs61754920 and rs11137410 loci and menstrual disorder in women of reproductive age in the Central Plain. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood; polymerase chain reaction-ligase detection reaction and SNaPshot genotyping were used to detect polymorphisms in the rs61754920 and rs11137410 gene loci, respectively. The results for the 2 loci in individuals of different blood types were statistically analyzed.
Numerous studies have evaluated the association between the T174M polymorphism in the angiotensinogen (AGT) gene and myocardial infarction (MI) risk. However, the specific association remains controversial because of small sample sizes and varied study designs among different studies. We performed a meta-analysis to assess this correlation. A comprehensive search was conducted to identify all published articles regarding the association between the AGT gene T174M polymorphism and MI risk from different databases.
We investigated the association between the polymorphism of human platelet alloantigen genes HPA-1-HPA-5 and the complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by carotid atherosclerosis (CA) among Han people in Guiyang District, China. Ninety-nine T2DM patients were selected from the Affiliated Hospital of Guiyang Medical College and divided into a CA(+) group and a CA(-) group. A control group comprised 100 healthy people from the medical examination center of the same hospital.
We investigated the association between polymorphisms rs1801282 and rs3856806 of the PPARγ gene and metabolic syndrome (MS) among Uyghurs and Kazakhs. Mass spectrometry techniques were used to detect the PPARγ genotypes rs1801282 and rs3856806 in 987 subjects, CC genotype and C allele frequencies were 83.6 and 91.7%, respectively, at rs1801282 in Kazakhs, which were higher than those in Uyghurs (72.3 and 85.0%, respectively; P
Genetic factors have been shown to play a role in the development of head and neck cancers (HNCs). However, studies investigating the association between the TP53 Arg72Pro polymorphism and HNCs susceptibility have yielded conflicting results. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis of all eligible studies (up to January 1, 2012) to derive a more precise estimation of this association in order to increase understanding of the possible risk factors of HNCs. Twenty-seven case-control studies involving 3966 cases and 4387 controls were included in our analysis.
We investigated genetic susceptibility to coronary artery disease (CAD) by studying the association of MKL1 gene polymorphisms with CAD in the Chinese Han population. We performed a case-control study with 476 unrelated CAD patients and 325 non-CAD controls. All SNPs were genotyped with a TaqMan SNP genotyping assay. The distribution of MKL1-184C>T gene polymorphism in each group was in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The frequency of the MKL1 T allele in the CAD group was significantly higher than in the control group (38.6 vs 30.8%).
We analyzed killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) gene polymorphisms and genotype and haplotype characteristics in the Uygur population, a non-nomadic ethnic group found in Xinjiang, China, to provide a basis for studies on relationships between KIRs and diseases in this group. Sequence-specific primer PCR was used to detect the KIR gene in 84 Uygur individuals. A standard genotype and haplotype analysis was conducted using Hsu’s standards. Sixteen KIR genes were detected; the 3DL3, 2DL4, 3DL2 genes were found in all individuals.