Research Article

Related GMR Articles

Gene frequency; Human leukocyte antigen; Lung carcinoma

The primary function of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system is to regulate the immune response. Because of its important role in the immune response and its high degree of polymorphism, the HLA system is associated with many diseases. We examined the polymorphisms of HLA-A, B and DRB1 alleles in 100 unrelated patients with lung carcinoma and in 438 unrelated normal controls of Han ... more

L. Yang; L.J. Wang; G.L. Shi; L. Ni; C.X. Song; Z.X. Zhang; S.F. Xu
Myostatin; Promoter; Qinchuan cattle; Red Angus cattle; SNPs

To better understand the function of the myostatin gene and its promoter region in bovine, we amplified and sequenced the myostatin gene and promoter from the blood of Qinchuan and Red Angus cattle by using polymerase chain reaction. The sequences of Qinchuan and Red Angus cattle were compared with those of other cattle breeds available in GenBank. Exon splice sites were confirmed by mRNA ... more

Y.L. He; Y.H. Wu; F.S. Quan; Y.G. Liu; Y. Zhang
Human leukocyte antigen; Meta-analysis; Polymorphism; Psoriasis; Risk

Numerous studies have evaluated the association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk. However, the results have been inconsistent. We made a meta-analysis of the association between HLA-Cw*0602 polymorphism and psoriasis risk. Eighteen studies were retrieved, reporting a total of 3419 psoriasis patients and 3297 healthy controls. The associations ... more

D. Wu; Y. Wu; J.L. Liu; B. Wang; X.D. Zhang
Ankylosing; Human leukocyte antigen; Spondylitis; Uygur nationality

We investigated the distribution of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 subtypes in Uygur ankylosing spondylitis patients in Xinjiang. B27-positive patients with ankylosing spondylitis were subtyped by using polymerase chain reaction-sequence-based typing. The HLA-B27 subtype frequencies of Uygur patients were compared with those in Han patients in Xinjiang and the other areas of China. B* ... more

H.Y. Zou; W.Z. Yu; Z. Wang; J. He; M. Jiao
Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor; Polymorphism; Pulmonary tuberculosis; susceptibility

Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are involved in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases. However, whether KIR polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis was unknown. We examined a possible association of KIR polymorphism with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis in Chinese Han. We analyzed 15 KIR genes in 109 pulmonary tuberculosis ... more

C. Lu; Y.J. Shen; Y.F. Deng; C.Y. Wang; G. Fan; Y.Q. Liu; S.M. Zhao; B.C. Zhang; Y.R. Zhao; Z.E. Wang; C.Z. Zhang; Z.M. Lu
Genetic polymorphism; Interleukin-10; Interleukin-6; Pulmonary tuberculosis

We investigated the association between interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-10 gene polymorphisms and the susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). DNA samples were obtained from 191 Han Chinese patients with PTB and 191 healthy control subjects. IL-6 (-572, -174, -597) and IL-10 (-1082, -819) polymorphisms were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment ... more

F.M. Feng; X.X. Liu; Y.H. Sun; P. Zhang; S.F. Sun; B. Zhang; X.T. Wang; L.J. Lu
Genetic polymorphism; Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1; Pulmonary tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) remains one of the most important infectious diseases worldwide. Several studies have suggested that genetic factors may affect the susceptibility to PTB, but the specific genes involved have not been fully characterized. The gene for monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) has been linked to an increased risk of tuberculosis in some Mexican and ... more

G.L. Shi; L. Yang; Y. Sun; Y.J. Yin; C.X. Song
Gene frequency; MCP-1; Non-small-cell lung cancer

Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) is an important chemokine that has a dose-dependent anti-tumoral effect. Polymorphism in the MCP-1 distal regulatory region (-2518A/G) can affect the level of MCP-1 expression. We examined the polymorphisms of 112 unrelated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and 82 unrelated healthy controls of Han nationality in North China using ... more

L. Yang; G.L. Shi; C.X. Song; S.F. Xu
Actinin; Adult; Ankle Injuries; Asian People; China; Female; Gene frequency; Genetic association studies; Genetic predisposition to disease; Humans; male; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Young Adult

In this study, we investigated the association between ACTN3 R577X polymorphism and non-acute ankle sprain by measuring the allele frequency and genotype distribution of ACTN3 in a Chinese Han population. We recruited 100 patients with non-acute ankle sprain and 100 healthy controls with no history of ankle injuries. Mass spectrometric analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism was used to ... more

B. Qi; J.Q. Liu; G.L. Liu
Animals; Brazil; Breeding; Cattle; Gene frequency; Genetic markers; Leptin; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Promoter Regions, Genetic; Red Meat; Sequence Analysis, DNA

Brazil is the world's largest producer of beef cattle; however, the quality of its herds needs to be improved. The use of molecular markers as auxiliary tools in selecting animals for reproduction with high pattern for beef production would significantly improve the quality of the final beef product in Brazil. The leptin gene has been demonstrated to be an excellent candidate gene for bovine ... more

R.C. Guimarães; J.S.N. Azevedo; S.C. Corrêa; J.E.G. Campelo; E.M. Barbosa; E.C. Gonçalves; S. Filho