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10/24/2013
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Meta-analysis; Polymorphism; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease; increasing evidence indicates that the TNF-α polymorphism is associated with progression of this disease. Few studies have focused upon association between TNF-α -238G/A or -863C/A polymorphism and COPD risk. Reported associations have been controversial because of small sample size and varied study ... more

K. Cui; X.Y. Ge; H.L. Ma
05/18/2015
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Meta-analysis; Polymorphism; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha

The association between the TNF-α +489 G/A polymorphism and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains controversial because of small group size and varied design among different studies. In the present study, a meta-analysis was conducted to assess the association between the +489 G/A polymorphism and COPD risk. A comprehensive search was conducted to identify ... more

K. Cui; X.Y. Ge; H.L. Ma
04/28/2016
Esophageal cancer; Genetic variant; Polymorphism; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha
H. Zhao; H.W. Zhang; T. Zhang; X.M. Gu; H. Zhao; H.W. Zhang; T. Zhang; X.M. Gu; H. Zhao; H.W. Zhang; T. Zhang; X.M. Gu; H. Zhao; H.W. Zhang; T. Zhang; X.M. Gu; H. Zhao; H.W. Zhang; T. Zhang; X.M. Gu
08/29/2016
Acute myocardial infarction; Meta-analysis; Myocardial infarction; Polymorphism; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha

The tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) G-308A polymorphism has been suggested to be a susceptibility factor for myocardial infarction (MI). However, differing results from various studies have led to controversial conclusions. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the association between TNF-α G-308A polymorphism and MI. Reported studies published before March 30, 2015 were ... more

X.P. Hua; J. Qian; C.B. Cao; J. Xie; X.T. Zeng; Z.J. Zhang; X.P. Hua; J. Qian; C.B. Cao; J. Xie; X.T. Zeng; Z.J. Zhang
2016 Dec 19
Aged; Asian Continental Ancestry Group; Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung; China; Female; Genetic predisposition to disease; Humans; Interferon-gamma; Interleukin-18; Lung Neoplasms; male; Middle Aged; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha

Lung cancer is one of the main causes of cancer-related mortality in males and females worldwide. A pleiotropic effect has been observed in the interleukin 18 gene (IL18); its effects include the activation of natural killer cell cytotoxicity and the promotion of the Th1 immune response through the alteration of the expression of interferon-γ and TNF-α in humans. IL18 is therefore involved in ... more

W.Y. Gan; H.M. Li; Y.G. Zhang; C.M. Li; Y. Wang
2017 Mar 15
Adult; Biomarkers; Case-control studies; Cells, Cultured; Chelating Agents; Combined Modality Therapy; Female; Hepatolenticular Degeneration; Humans; Liver; Liver cirrhosis; male; Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation; Mesenchymal stem cells; Penicillamine; Transforming Growth Factor beta1; Treatment outcome; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha; Young Adult

The efficacy of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC) on liver fibrosis in animal has been proven, but a few studies have been made in human body and few such researches in China. This study was designed to investigate the effect of BMSC treatment on hepatic fibrosis induced by hepatolenticular degeneration and the influence on serological indicators. Sixty patients with liver fibrosis ... more

D. Zhang
2017 Mar 22
Animals; Cryopreservation; Disease Models, Animal; Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor; Interleukin-10; male; Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation; Mesenchymal stem cells; Neuroprotective Agents; Rats; Rats, Inbred Lew; Regenerative medicine; Spinal Cord Injuries; Transforming Growth Factor beta; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A

This study aimed to evaluate the immunomodulatory and neuroprotective effects of allogeneic and cryopreserved mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on spinal cord injury. A total of 120 rats were distributed into the following groups: negative control (NC) - without injury, positive control (PC) - with injury without treatment, and group treated with MSC (GMSC) - with injury and treated. Motor ... more

I.R. Rosado; P.H. Carvalho; E.G.L. Alves; T.M. Tagushi; J.L. Carvalho; J.F. Silva; M.S.L. Lavor; K.M. Oliveira; R. Serakides; A.M. Goes; E.G. Melo
2017 Mar 16
Adolescent; Adult; Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; Cytokines; Female; Humans; Interferon-gamma; Interleukin-10; Interleukin-4; male; Prognosis; Severity of Illness Index; Spondylitis, Ankylosing; Th1 Cells; Th2 cells; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha; Young Adult

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a progressive disease of the spine, manifests as peripheral arthritis with tendon and ligament inflammation that restricts activity. AS is a rheumatoid autoimmune disease although the rheumatoid factor is absent in patients with AS. It is characterized by inflammatory changes such as elevated levels of serum inflammatory factors. The roles of Th1 and Th2 cytokines ... more

J.T. Wen; D.H. Zhang; P.F. Fang; M.H. Li; R.J. Wang; S.H. Li
2017 Jul 06
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee; Biomarkers; Chemokine CXCL13; Female; Humans; Interleukin-1beta; male; Middle Aged; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Postoperative Complications; Synovial fluid; Tumor necrosis factor-alpha

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common degenerative joint disease and immune system dysregulation has been implicated in its pathogenesis. The effect of arthroscopic knee surgery, an important method for KOA diagnosis and treatment, on the expression of immune regulators remains poorly understood. We aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy of such surgery and its impact on IL-1β, CXCL13, and ... more

Z.M. Li; M. Li