Previous studies have reported associations between the functional FABP2 Ala54Thr (rs1799883) polymorphism and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), obesity, and metabolic syndrome in different populations with conflicting results. We investigated the association between the FABP2 Ala54Thr polymorphism and T2DM (235 cases, 431 controls), obesity (377 cases, 431 controls), and metabolic syndrome (315 cases, 323 controls) by logistic regression analysis in a Chinese study cohort recruited from Yichang, Hubei Province.
Tumor necrosis factor-β (TNF-β) is an important mediator of inflammation and may play a role in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction (MI). While several published studies have investigated the association between the C804A polymorphism in the TNF-β gene and MI risk, their results are controversial and ambiguous. In this study, we evaluated the contribution of the TNF-β C804A polymorphism to MI risk.
The relationship between glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) genetic polymorphisms and lung cancer has been reported previously. However, the results are not consistent. Therefore, to clarify the association between GSTM1 polymorphisms and lung cancer, we performed a meta-analysis based on published studies. We used the Revman 5.0 software to perform literature retrieval, article selection, data collection, and statistical analysis. We utilized a random-effect model to pool the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).
To clarify the relationship between the β-fibrinogen (FGB) genetic polymorphism (-148C>T) and ischemic stroke, we identified studies by searching PubMed, EMBASE, and the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CKNI) databases. Data from eligible studies were extracted and subjected to meta-analysis. Publication bias was tested using a funnel plot. We identified 12 independent case-control studies containing 1536 ischemic stroke patients and 1329 control subjects.
The prognostic role of c-erbB-2 in gastric cancer is controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between c-erbB-2 expression and the prognosis of gastric cancer. We evaluated 20 published studies assessing the relationship between c-erbB-2 and gastric cancer prognosis. The Revman 5.0 software was used to perform literature retrieval, article selection, data collection, and statistical analysis. We utilized a fixed-effect model to pool hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals from the studies.
Genetic variations in the human β3-adrenoceptor (β3-AR) gene are known to be involved in insufficient relaxation of the bladder muscle during urine storage. The Trp64Arg polymorphism in the β3-AR gene has been found to be an important regulator of the development of overactive bladder (OAB). However, the association between this polymorphism and OAB remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to explore the association between the Trp64Arg polymorphism and OAB risk. We examined 2 case-control studies, including a total of 149 OAB cases and 270 healthy controls.
The purpose of this study was to identify differentially expressed (DE) genes and biological processes associated with changes in gene expression in autism. We performed a meta-analysis using new publicly available Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) datasets of autism. We performed Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment analyses and pathway analysis using the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG). Ten GEO datasets, including 364 cases and 248 controls, were available for the meta-analysis.
The IL-4R Q576R polymorphism has been reported to increase susceptibility to asthma, but the results are controversial. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association of the IL-4R Q576R polymorphism and asthma risk in the Chinese Han population. A total of sixteen eligible case-control studies that evaluated the relationship between the IL-4R Q576R polymorphism and asthma in the Chinese Han population were obtained by comprehensive literature search incorporating electronic databases, and included 2077 asthma cases and 1589 controls.
Recent evidence suggests that genetic variations in the IGFBP-3 gene may impact susceptibility to colorectal cancer, but individually published results are inconclusive. Our meta-analysis was aimed at providing a more precise estimation of these associations. An extensive literature search was conducted for appropriate articles published before May 1, 2013. This meta-analysis was performed using the STATA 12.0 software. The crude odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated.
Previous reports identified an association between sarcoidosis and an insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in angiotensin-converting enzyme. Our meta-analysis of articles published between March 1996 and June 2013 identified studies in the PubMed, EMBASE, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases. We examined whether angiotensin-converting enzyme polymorphisms influence sarcoidosis susceptibility. The strength of the association between I/D polymorphisms and sarcoidosis risk was measured based on the odds ratio and 95% confidence interval.