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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724269/association-of-human-methionine-synthase-a2756g-transition-with-prostate-cancer-a-case-control-study-and-in-silico-analysis
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Arezou Ebrahimi, Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar, Mohammad Karimian
Methionine synthase (MTR) is one of the key enzymes of folate pathway, which play a key role in the construction, repair, and methylation of DNA. In this study, an association of MTR A2756G gene transition with prostate cancer in men populations of Kashan-Iran was investigated by a case-control study and an in silico analysis. The 200 samples including 100 patients with prostate cancer, as case group and 100 healthy men, as control group included in this study. MTR-A2756G genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP technique...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723609/failure-analysis-of-eleven-gates-glidden-drills-that-fractured-intraorally-during-post-space-preparation-a-retrieval-analysis-study
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Youssef S Al Jabbari, Raymond Fournelle, Sara M Al Taweel, Spiros Zinelis
The purpose of this study was to determine the failure mechanism of clinically failed Gates Glidden (GG) drills. Eleven retrieved GG drills (sizes #1 to #3) which fractured during root canal preparation were collected and the fracture location was recorded based on macroscopic observation. All fracture surfaces were investigated by a SEM. Then the fractured parts were embedded in acrylic resin and after metallographic preparation, the microstructure and elemental composition was evaluated by SEM and EDS. The Vickers hardness (HV) of all specimens was also determined...
July 19, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721149/apolipoprotein-a1-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Lang-Biao Xu, Ya-Feng Zhou, Jia-Lu Yao, Si-Jia Sun, Qing Rui, Xiang-Jun Yang, Xiao-Bo Li
INTRODUCTION: It has been reported that APOA1 -75G/A polymorphism might be associated with susceptibility to coronary artery disease (CAD). Owing to mixed and inconclusive results, we conducted a meta-analysis to systematically summarize and clarify the association between APOA1-75G/A polymorphism and the risk of CAD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic search of studies on the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) with susceptibility to CAD was conducted...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721062/the-association-of-adam12-polymorphism-with-osteoarthritis-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis
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Zhen Wu, Xin-Wei Xu, Xiao-Wen Zhang
BACKGROUND: The pathology of osteoarthritis (OA) is partly attributed to genetic factors; however, the role of ADAM12 polymorphism is still controversial. It is necessary to perform a meta-analysis to investigate this possible correlation. METHODS: Case-control studies on the association between OA susceptibility and ADAM12 polymorphism were comprehensively collected by searching PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were pooled to evaluate OA risk that was possibly conferred by ADAM12 variant...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719349/identification-of-g2607a-mutation-in-egfr-gene-with-a-significative-rate-in-moroccan-patients-with-bladder-cancer
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W El Hamdani, K Hadami, M Bensaid, H El Ahanidi, A Ameur, A Filali Maltouf, M Abbar, M Attaleb, A Albouzidi, M El Mzibri
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in the regulation of several cellular processes and in the development of many human cancers. Somatic mutations of EGFR at tyrosine kinase domain have been associated with clinical response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in lung cancer patients. In this study, we evaluated the frequency of point mutations in EGFR for future use of TKI in clinical treatment of bladder cancer. A total, 50 Moroccan patient specimens with bladder cancer and 48 healthy controls were analysed for EGFR mutations in the region delimiting exons 18-21 by PCR amplification and direct sequencing...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714190/polymorphisms-of-xenobiotic-metabolizing-genes-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-in-patients-with-lynch-syndrome-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Abram Bunya Kamiza, Jeng-Fu You, Wen-Chang Wang, Reiping Tang, Chun-Yu Chang, Huei-Tzu Chien, Chih-Hsiung Lai, Li-Ling Chiu, Tsai-Ping Lo, Kuan-Yi Hung, Chao A Hsiung, Chih-Ching Yeh
Cytochrome P450 (CYP), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), and N-acetyltransferase (NAT) are crucial for metabolism and clearance of xenobiotics. This study investigated whether CYP, GST, and NAT single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with Lynch syndrome. The interaction between these SNPs and cigarette smoking or meat consumption was also explored. We identified 270 patients with Lynch syndrome from the Taiwan Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer Consortium...
July 17, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713192/foxp3-allelic-variants-and-haplotype-structures-are-associated-with-aggressive-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Bruna Karina Banin Hirata, Roberta Losi Guembarovski, Glauco Akelinghton Freire Vitiello, Alda Losi Guembarovski, Karen Brajão de Oliveira, Maria Angelica Ehara Watanabe
FOXP3 genetic polymorphisms have been associated with cancer development and prognosis. In this context, the present study aimed to evaluate the g.10403A>G (rs2232365) polymorphisms and g.8048A>C (rs3761548), in aggressive breast cancer (BC) subtypes, including, Luminal B HER2+ (LB), HER2-enriched (HER2+), and triple-negative (TN). Polymerase chain reaction followed by enzymatic restriction was performed to genotyping 117 BC samples and 300 controls. A significant association of AA genotype (g.10403A>G) in relation to BC susceptibility (OR = 1...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713081/gene-polymorphism-of-xenobiotic-detoxification-in-children-with-bronchial-asthma
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Liudmila Y Lytvynets
INTRODUCTION: Children are the most susceptible to harmful external factors due to the incomplete development of all functional body systems. The ecological situation the problem of influence of genetic and environmental factors on the pathogenesis of chronic respiratory diseases in children and its investigation is very impotent today. Among it the bronchial asthma is a leader among bronchial and pulmonary diseases caused by the influence of pneumotropic pollutants. The aim of our research was to study the phenotypic characteristics of asthma in Pre-Carpathian children with different types of allelic gene polymorphism of the first phase of xenobiotic detoxification of microsomal epoxide hydrolases (mEPHX1)...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713005/steroid-5-alpha-reductase-type-2-srd5a2-gene-v89l-polymorphism-and-hypospadias-risk-a-meta-analysis
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K Zhang, Y Li, Y Mao, M Ma
BACKGROUND: Hypospadias is a common congenital malformation in males, in which the urethral orifice is found on the ventral side of the penis as a result of incomplete fusion of urethral folds. The etiology of hypospadias is poorly understood, and may be multifactorial, including genetic, endocrine and environmental factors. The steroid 5-alpha-reductase type 2 (SRD5A2) gene, which is mainly expressed in the ventral side of the urethra in the process of male genital development, plays an important role in urethral shaping...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712703/role-of-semi-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-in-characterization-and-grading-of-prostate-cancer
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See Hyung Kim, Mi Sun Choi, Mi Jung Kim, Young Hwan Kim, Seung Hyun Cho
OBJECTIVE: The study retrospectively assessed the diagnostic value of semi-quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in characterization and grading of prostate cancer, with correlation to histopathological analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 161 consecutive patients with prostate cancer underwent DCE MRI. 430 lesions, including 200 cancers with Gleason grade (GG) of 6 (n=25), 7 (n=112) and 8 or higher (n=63); 80 benign hyperplasia; and 150 healthy tissues were assessed using a histology-MRI correlation...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712079/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-gene-transitions-c-742c-t-c-1661g-a-and-idiopathic-male-infertility-a-case-control-study-with-in-silico-and-meta-analysis
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Younes Aftabi, Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar, Faramarz Mehrnejad, Ensiyeh Seyedrezazadeh, Emadoddin Moudi
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is responsible for crucial events in male reproductive biology. Here, the association of the AHR transitions c.-742C>T and c.1661G>A with idiopathic male infertility was investigated in a case-control study, which is followed by a meta-analysis and a bioinformatic investigation. Blood and semen samples were obtained from a total of 135 idiopathic infertile men and 130 healthy controls. Participants were genotyped for the transitions using a PCR-RFLP method. A meta-analysis of five sets of data evaluated the association of c...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711601/catecholaminergic-a1-c1-neurons-contribute-to-the-maintenance-of-upper-airway-muscle-tone-but-may-not-participate-in-nrem-sleep-related-depression-of-these-muscles
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Irma Rukhadze, Nancy J Carballo, Sathyajit S Bandaru, Atul Malhotra, Patrick M Fuller, Victor B Fenik
Neural mechanisms of obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder, are incompletely understood. Hypoglossal motoneurons, which provide tonic and inspiratory activation of genioglossus (GG) muscle (a major upper airway dilator), receive catecholaminergic input from medullary A1/C1 neurons. We aimed to determine the contribution of A1/C1 neurons in control of GG muscle during sleep and wakefulness. To do so, we placed injections of a viral vector into DBH-cre mice to selectively express the hMD4i inhibitory chemoreceptors in A1/C1 neurons...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710935/measurement-of-isomeric-yield-ratios-of-99m-g-101m-g-102m-g-rh-in-the-nat-pd-%C3%AE-pxn-reactions-with-the-bremsstrahlung-end-point-energies-of-50-70mev
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Nguyen Van Do, Pham Duc Khue, Kim Tien Thanh, Nguyen Thi Hien, Guinyun Kim, Kwangsoo Kim, Sung-Gyun Shin, Yong-Uk Kye, Moo-Hyun Cho
The isomeric yield ratios of (99m,g)Rh, (101m,gg)Rh, and (102m,g)Rh isomeric pairs produced from the (nat)Pd(γ,pxn) reactions were measured with the bremsstrahlung end-point energies of 50-, 55-, 60-, 65-, and 70-MeV at the 100MeV electron linac of the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Korea. The measurements were carried out with the activation method in combination with off-line γ-ray spectrometry. In order to improve the accuracy of the activity measurements, the separation of the overlapping γ-rays and the necessary corrections for the counting losses were made...
June 20, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709889/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-improves-classification-of-prostate-lesions-a-study-of-pathologic-outcomes-on-targeted-prostate-biopsy
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Sasha C Druskin, Ryan Ward, Andrei S Purysko, Allen Young, Jeffrey J Tosoian, Kamyar Ghabili, Darian Andreas, Eric Klein, Ashley E Ross, Katarzyna J Macura
PURPOSE: PIRADSv2 stipulates that dynamic-contrast-enhanced-imaging (DCE) be used to classify diffusion-weighted-imaging (DWI) score 3 (DWI3) peripheral-zone (PZ) lesions as PIRADS score 3 (PIRADS3; DCE-) or PIRADS4 (DCE+). However, it is unknown if DCE separates lesions into clinically-meaningful pathologic groups. We examined whether use of DCE improves detection of clinically-significant cancer. MATERIALS & METHODS: We identified patients without a prior diagnosis of prostate cancer undergoing multiparametric-MRI-transrectal-ultrasound fusion targeted-biopsy of PZ DWI3 or DWI4 lesions...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707146/association-between-g1733a-rs6152-polymorphism-in-androgen-receptor-gene-and-recurrent-spontaneous-abortions-in-mexican-population
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Ángela Porras-Dorantes, Aniel Jessica Leticia Brambila-Tapia, Alma Benita Lazcano-Castellanos, Thiago Donizete Da Silva-José, Jesús Alejandro Juárez-Osuna, José Elías García-Ortiz
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is a multifactorial condition that occurs with a frequency of 0.2-5% in women of reproductive age. Among genetic factors, the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) G1733A in the androgen receptor (AR) gene has been associated with its presence in Greek and Iranian populations. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine its possible association with RSA in this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 156 Mexican RSA (with at least 2 consecutive abortions) unrelated patients and 152 unrelated healthy women were included, the presence of karyotype anomalies in the parents as well as uterine anomalies as well as antiphospholipid antibodies was excluded in patients; while all the controls presented at least two healthy pregnancies and no abortion...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707126/estrogen-receptor-alpha-gene-esr1-polymorphism-and-its-interaction-with-smoking-and-drinking-contribute-to-susceptibility-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Aihong Zhou, Xin Liu, Tao Xia, Fang Li, Jibo Wang, Jun Li
The aim of this study is to investigate the association of estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1) polymorphisms, additional gene-gene, and gene-environment interaction with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) risk. SNPStats (available online at http://bioinfo.iconcologia.net/SNPstats ) was used to investigate the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) in controls and association between SNP and SLE risk. Generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to screen the interactions among SNPs and environmental risk factors; SLE risk was significantly higher in carriers of rs2234693 C allele than those with TT (TC + CC versus TT), adjusted OR (95%CI) = 1...
July 13, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706949/genetic-variant-of-kalirin-gene-is-associated-with-ischemic-stroke-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Hong Li, Shasha Yu, Rui Wang, Zhaoqing Sun, Xinghu Zhou, Liqiang Zheng, Zhihua Yin, Xingang Zhang, Yingxian Sun
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic stroke is a complex disorder resulting from the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Previous studies showed that kalirin gene variations were associated with cardiovascular disease. However, the association between this gene and ischemic stroke was unknown. We performed this study to confirm if kalirin gene variation was associated with ischemic stroke. METHODS: We enrolled 385 ischemic stroke patients and 362 controls from China...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706613/major-components-of-metabolic-parameters-and-nutritional-intakes-in-different-genotypes-of-adiponectin-276-g-t-gene-polymorphism-in-non-diabetes-and-non-alcoholic-iranian-fatty-liver-patients
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Fatemeh Mohseni, Sahar Moghbelinejad, Reza Najafipour
BACKGROUND: Genetic and environmental factors are both involved in the etiology of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Among the genetic factors, certain polymorphisms of adiponectin gene are associated with NAFLD. In the current study, we investigated the association between metabolic parameters with different genotypes of adiponectin +276 G>T polymorphism among the Iranian NAFLD patients, and the effect of nutritional intake with development of NAFLD. METHODS: In this study, 75 patients with NAFLD and 76 healthy individuals were enrolled...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706259/genetic-polymorphisms-of-c-type-lectin-receptors-in-behcet-s-disease-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Yi Yang, Handan Tan, Bolin Deng, Hongsong Yu, Guannan Su, Jiayue Hu, Qingfeng Cao, Gangxiang Yuan, Aize Kijlstra, Peizeng Yang
C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) have been demonstrated to be involved in several autoimmune diseases. The role of CLRs in Behcet's disease (BD) is unknown and thus was the purpose of this study. A two-stage association study was carried out and a total of 766 BD patients and 1674 healthy controls were recruited. Genotyping of 14 SNPs of 13 genes in CLRs was carried out by iPLEX Gold genotyping or polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) assay. The expression of mannose binding lectin 2 (MBL2) and killer cell lectin like receptor C4 (KLRC4) was measured by Real-time PCR...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705533/characterization-and-prediction-of-the-backscattered-form-function-of-an-immersed-cylindrical-shell-using-hybrid-fuzzy-clustering-and-bio-inspired-algorithms
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Said Agounad, El Houcein Aassif, Younes Khandouch, Gérard Maze, Dominique Décultot
The acoustic scattering of a plane wave by an elastic cylindrical shell is studied. A new approach is developed to predict the form function of an immersed cylindrical shell of the radius ratio b/a ('b' is the inner radius and 'a' is the outer radius). The prediction of the backscattered form function is investigated by a combined approach between fuzzy clustering algorithms and bio-inspired algorithms. Four famous fuzzy clustering algorithms: the fuzzy c-means (FCM), the Gustafson-Kessel algorithm (GK), the fuzzy c-regression model (FCRM) and the Gath-Geva algorithm (GG) are combined with particle swarm optimization and genetic algorithm...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasonics
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