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Dairy foods intake and risk of Parkinson's disease: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.
Eur. J. Epidemiol.
PUBLISHED: 05-22-2014
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Dairy foods have been linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), and a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies on dairy foods intake and PD risk was conducted. Eligible studies were identified in a literature search of EMBASE and PubMed up to April 2014. Seven results from prospective studies were included, including 1,083 PD cases among 304,193 subjects. The combined risk of PD for highest vs. lowest level of dairy foods intake was 1.40 (1.20-1.63) overall, 1.66 (1.29-2.14) for men and 1.15 (0.85-1.56) for women. For highest vs. lowest level, the PD risk was 1.45 (1.23-1.73) for milk, 1.26 (0.99-1.60) for cheese, 0.95 (0.76-1.20) for yogurt and 0.76 (0.51-1.13) for butter. The linear dose-response relationship showed that PD risk increased by 17% [1.17 (1.06-1.30)] for every 200 g/day increment in milk intake (Pfor non-linearity = 0.22), and 13% [1.13 (0.91-1.40)] for every 10 g/day increment in cheese intake (Pfor non-linearity = 0.39). The absolute risk differences were estimated to be 2-4 PD cases per 100,000 person-years for every 200 g/day increment in milk intake, and 1-3 PD cases per 100,000 person-years for every 10 g/day increment in cheese intake. Dairy foods (milk, cheese) might be positively associated with increased risk of PD, especially for men.
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MicroRNA-26a-5p and microRNA-23b-3p up-regulate peroxiredoxin III in acute myeloid leukemia.
Leuk. Lymphoma
PUBLISHED: 05-16-2014
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNAs that regulate target gene expression. Using microarray-based miRNA expression profiling, we compared the miRNA expression in granulocytes from four patients with acute myeloid leukemia and four healthy controls. Thirty-four miRNAs were found to be differentially expressed, including 20 miRNAs that were up-regulated and 14 miRNAs that were down-regulated. The expression of selected miRNAs (miR-26a-5p and miR-23b-3p) was independently validated in 20 patients and 12 healthy controls. Notably, we demonstrated that peroxiredoxin III (PrxIII) is a common direct target of both miR-26a-5p and miR-23b-3p. Furthermore, these results indicate that the two decreased miRNAs could scavenge cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) by targeting the PrxIII gene. These findings are discussed with regard to the known function of PrxIII as a ROS scavenger and the high endogenous ROS levels required for hematopoietic stem cell differentiation. These findings may potentially offer insights into the pathological relationships between miR-26a-5p, miR-23b-3p and leukemogenesis.
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Prognostic value of p16 promoter hypermethylation in colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis.
Cancer Invest.
PUBLISHED: 01-10-2014
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Whether or not p16 promoter hypermethylation has any prognostic value on the survival of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is uncertain. A meta-analysis was therefore conducted on the overall survival involving 16 studies with 3968 patients and disease-free survival involving six studies with 1091 cases, respectively. The promoter hypermethylation was found to be significantly associated with shorter survival compared to controls, which was not only stable according to influence analysis and cumulative meta-analysis but also conclusive according to trial sequential meta-analysis. The meta-analysis supports the hypermethylation as an independent adverse prognostic factor for CRC.
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Human RAD6 Promotes G1-S Transition and Cell Proliferation through Upregulation of Cyclin D1 Expression.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2014
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Protein ubiquitinylation regulates protein stability and activity. RAD6, an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, which that has been substantially biochemically characterized, functions in a number of biologically relevant pathways, including cell cycle progression. In this study, we show that RAD6 promotes the G1-S transition and cell proliferation by regulating the expression of cyclin D1 (CCND1) in human cells. Furthermore, our data indicate that RAD6 influences the transcription of CCND1 by increasing monoubiquitinylation of histone H2B and trimethylation of H3K4 in the CCND1 promoter region. Our study presents, for the first time, an evidence for the function of RAD6 in cell cycle progression and cell proliferation in human cells, raising the possibility that RAD6 could be a new target for molecular diagnosis and prognosis in cancer therapeutics.
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Coffee and caffeine intake and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.
Eur J Nutr
PUBLISHED: 07-18-2013
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Coffee and caffeine have been linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies was conducted to assess the association between coffee and caffeine intake and T2DM incidence.
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Coffee and caffeine intake and breast cancer risk: an updated dose-response meta-analysis of 37 published studies.
Gynecol. Oncol.
PUBLISHED: 02-01-2013
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We conducted an updated meta-analysis to summarize the evidence from published studies regarding the association of coffee and caffeine intake with breast cancer risk.
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Gender-specific patterns in age-related decline in general health among Danish and Chinese: a cross-national comparative study.
Geriatr Gerontol Int
PUBLISHED: 12-23-2011
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Studies carried out in Western populations have shown age-related changes in multiple health domains together with gender-specific patterns. By focusing on five health domains, self-rated health, hand grip strength, sit-to-stand test, cognitive performance and depression, we examined the age trajectories in general health in a cross-sectional Chinese sample representing the worlds largest ethnic population and compare with Danish data that represent Western populations in developed countries.
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A cross-sectional analysis of age and sex patterns in grip strength, tooth loss, near vision and hearing levels in Chinese aged 50-74 years.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr
PUBLISHED: 04-05-2011
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By focusing on four health variables, handgrip strength, near visual acuity, tooth loss and hearing level, this study examined the different patterns of age-related changes in these variables in Chinese aged from 50 to 74 years, as well as explored the relationship among the variables in a cross-sectional sample of 2006 individuals. The data exhibited high quality with a low missing rate of under 5% in any age groups for each variable. Effects of age and sex on the changes in the four health variables were assessed using multiple regression models with age and sex interactions included. Upon the highly significant effects of age on all four measurements, we observed substantially higher grip strength for men who, however, exhibited a faster age-related decline than for women. No sex difference or age-sex interaction was found in the number of teeth lost. Near visual acuity displayed a faster age-related decline in women than in men but neither the overall sex difference nor age-sex interaction reached statistical significance. For hearing function, while no sex difference was found at middle frequency, women had better sensitivity at high frequency and men were more sensitive at low frequency. Multivariate analysis did not support an age-related common mechanism underlying the four health variables.
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Clinical evaluation of three total ear reconstruction methods.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
PUBLISHED: 12-24-2009
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To investigate relative indications for three different surgical techniques used in total ear reconstruction.
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Association of serum uric acid level with muscle strength and cognitive function among Chinese aged 50-74 years.
Geriatr Gerontol Int
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Previous studies have shown that uric acid (UA) has strong anti-oxidant properties, and that high circulating levels of UA are prospectively associated with improved muscle function and cognitive performances in elderly Caucasians. We carried out a replication study in elderly Chinese using cross-sectional design.
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Heritability and whole genome linkage of pulse pressure in chinese twin pairs.
Twin Res Hum Genet
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Elevated pulse pressure is associated with cardiovascular disorders and mortality in various populations. The genetic influence on pulse pressure has been confirmed by heritability estimates using related individuals.Recently, efforts have been made in mapping genes that are linked to the phenotype. We report results on our heritability and linkage study conducted on the Chinese population in mainland China where cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are becoming the leading cause of death. A total of 630 pairs of middle-aged Chinese twins were collected for heritability analysis, from which 63 dizygotic twin pairs were randomly selected for genome-wide linkage analysis using Affymetrix 6.0 SNP array. Regression analysis reconfirmed the significant effects of age, sex, and BMI on pulse pressure. Comparison of twin models suggested the parsimonious AE model as the best model with a heritability estimate of 0.45.Genome-wide non-parametric linkage analysis identified three significant linkage peaks on chromosome11 (lod score 4.06 at 30.5 eM), chromosome 12 (lod score 3. 97 at 100.7 eM), and chromosome 18 (lod score 4.01 at 70.7 eM) with the last two peaks closely overlapping with linkage peaks reported by two American studies. In addition, multiple regions with suggestive linkage were identified with many of them overlapping with published linkage regions. Our results provide both epidemiological and molecular genetic evidence for the genetic dissection of pulse pressure in the Chinese population, which could help in fine mapping and in characterizing genes that are involved in the regulation of pulse pressure.
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Genome-wide linkage and association scans for pulse pressure in Chinese twins.
Hypertens. Res.
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Elevated pulse pressure (PP) is associated with cardiovascular disorders and mortality in various populations. The genetic influence on PP has been confirmed by heritability estimates using related individuals. Recently, efforts have been made by mapping genes that are linked to the phenotype. We report the results of our gene mapping studies conducted in the Chinese population in mainland China. The genome-wide linkage and association scans were carried out on 63 middle-aged dizygotic twin pairs using high-density markers. The linkage analysis identified three significant linkage peaks (all with a single point P<1e(-05)) on chromosome 11 (LOD core 4.06 at 30.5 cM), chromosome 12 (LOD score 3.97 at 100.7 cM) and chromosome 18 (LOD score 4.01 at 70.7 cM), with the last two peaks closely overlapping with linkage peaks reported by two American studies. Multiple regions with suggestive linkages were identified, with many of the peaks overlapping with published linkage regions. The genome-wide association analysis detected a suggestive association on chromosome 4 (rs17031508, P<8.34e(-08)) located within a wide region of suggestive linkage. Our results provide some evidence for genetic linkages and associations with PP in the Chinese population. Further investigation is warranted to replicate the findings and to explore the susceptibility loci or genes for PP.
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