The correlation between the -104C/T polymorphism in the peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PADI4) gene and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk has been analyzed in several studies. However, the results are inconclusive and remain to be confirmed in several ethnic groups. The effect of the PADI4-104C/T polymorphism on RA risk in the Chinese population was evaluated in a meta-analysis. Studies with dates of publication up to July 2015 conforming to the inclusion criteria were retrieved from PubMed and Chinese databases.
Although a number of studies have been conducted to determine the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) TaqI polymorphism and periodontitis in the Chinese population, this association remains elusive. To assess the influence of VDR TaqI polymorphism on the risk of periodontitis, a meta-analysis was performed in a Chinese population. Relevant studies were identified using the databases PubMed, Springer Link, Ovid, Chinese Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Chinese Biology Medicine, through January 2016.
Numerous studies have evaluated the association between the Ala1330Val polymorphism of the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related proteins 5 (LRP5) gene and fracture risk. However, the specific association is still controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate their correlation via meta-analysis. and EMBASE databases were searched, and data were extracted independently by two reviewers. Odds ratios (ORs) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assess the strength of the associations.
Although a number of studies have been conducted on the association between the peptidylarginine deiminase (PADI4) -94G/A polymorphism and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Chinese population, the association remains elusive and controversial. To clarify the impact of the PADI4 -94G/A polymorphism on the risk of RA, a meta-analysis was performed in the Chinese population.