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Zhu W.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Lu L.,Jindu Hospital | Li Y.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Yao J.,Pla No 161 Center Hospital | Xu B.,Chinese PLA General Hospital
Tumor Biology

The potentially functional polymorphism Arg72Pro in p53 gene has been implicated in glioma risk, but published studies have mixed findings. The aim of current investigation was to identify whether p53 Arg72Pro polymorphism was significantly associated with the risk of glioma. By searching the databases of PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science, our meta-analysis included ten eligible studies consisting of 2,645 glioma cases and 3,920 control subjects. The association between p53 Arg72Pro polymorphism and glioma risk was assessed by summarizing the odds ratios (ORs) with the corresponding 95 % confidence intervals (CIs). We found that there was no overall risk of glioma in relation to any genetic model of p53 Arg72Pro polymorphism. Similar results were implicated in the analyses which are subgrouped by ethnicity and source of controls. This nonsignificant association remained stable when analyses were restrained to the studies consistent with HWE. In conclusion, our meta-analysis, based on the combined data from published papers before May 2013, reveals no evidence for significant association between p53 Arg72Pro polymorphism and glioma risk. © 2014 International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM). Source

Zhang Q.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Geng P.-L.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Yin P.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Wang X.-L.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention

Objective: To investigate the expression level of TUG1 and one of its transcript variants (n377360) in osteosarcoma cells and assess the role of TUG1 in proliferation and apoptosis in the U2OS cell line. Methods: TUG1 and n377360 expression levels in patients with osteosarcomas and the U2OS human osteosarcoma cell line were evaluated using real-time quantitative PCR. U2OS cells were transected with TUG1 and n377360 siRNA or non-targeting siRNA. MTS was performed to assess the cell proliferation and flow cytometry was applied to analyze apoptosis. Results: We found significantly higher TUG1 and n377360 expression levels in osteosarcoma tissues compared with matched non-tumorous tissues. In line with this, suppression of TUG1 and n377360 expression by siRNA significantly impaired the cell proliferation potential of osteosarcoma cells. Furthermore, inhibition of TUG1 expression significantly promoted osteosarcoma cell apoptosis. Conclusions: The overexpression of TUG1 and n377360 in osteosarcoma specimens and the functional role of TUG1 and n377360 regarding cell proliferation and apoptosis in an osteosarcoma cell line provided evidence that the use of TUG1 or n377360 may be a viable but an as yet unexplored therapeutic strategy in tumors that over express these factors. Source

Geng P.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Yao J.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Yao J.,Pla No 161 Center Hospital | Zhu Y.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Zhu Y.,Beijing Jiaotong University
Molecular Biology Reports

The Ser326Cys polymorphism in the human 8-oxogunaine glycosylase (hOGG1) gene with lung cancer susceptibility had been investigated by the approaches of PCR-RFLP, PCR-SSCP and ASA. Due to limited specimen and different approaches the conclusion was drawn toughly. To evaluate this correlation comprehensively, a meta-analysis was performed based on 30 case-control studies, including 10,327 cases and 12,148 controls. The random-effects model was used to estimate the odds ratios and 95 % confidence interval for various contrasts of this polymorphism. The combined results suggested that the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism was not associated with lung cancer susceptibility in different genetic models. Similarly, in the stratified analyses by ethnicity and source of control, no risk was observed between all the genetic models and lung cancer risk. Our meta-analysis revealed that there was little correlation between the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and the risk of lung cancer. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source

Chen Y.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Yu Z.,Pla No 161 Center Hospital | Zhang B.,Shenzhen University | Chang Z.,General Hospital of Jinan Military Commanding Region | And 2 more authors.
Tumor Biology

A number of studies have investigated the association between CRR9p polymorphism and risk of lung cancer (LC), yet the role in LC pathogenesis remains unclear owing to inconsistencies across studies. We searched PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science for all medical literature published until January 2014. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were obtained by means of the fixed effects model. Data from eight studies satisfying the predesigned inclusion criteria were selected for this meta-analysis. We found a statistically significant evidence for a protective effect on the overall LC risk (TT vs. CC: OR = 0.78, 95 % CI = 0.70–0.87, Phet = 0.299; TT vs. CT + CC: OR = 0.81, 95 % CI = 0.73–0.90, Phet = 0.113; T vs. C: OR = 0.90, 95 % CI = 0.86–0.95, Phet = 0.758; TT + CT vs. CC: OR = 0.92, 95 % CI = 0.87–0.98, Phet = 0.892). Both Caucasian and Asian populations were suggested to have a reduced risk of developing such cancer. In the analysis of the association between rs401681 and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) risks, all of the contrast models showed similar results except the CT vs. CC genetic model (OR = 0.93, 95 % CI = 0.84–1.02, Phet = 0.568). Our meta-analysis provides supportive evidence that CRR9p polymorphism may influence a risk of LC and NSCLC in a protective model. © 2014, International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM). Source

Kong X.-P.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | Kong X.-P.,Tianjin University | Yao J.,Pla No 161 Center Hospital | Luo W.,Chinese PLA General Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

The Fork head box C1 (FOXC1) gene is overexpressed in multiple malignant tumors and is functionally correlated with tumor progression. However, its’ role in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is still unclear. Recent studies have revealed that many long non-coding RNA (lncRNAs) cooperate with adjacent coding genes and form a functional “lncRNA-mRNA pair”. In this study, we report a new lncRNA FOXC1 upstream transcript (FOXCUT) that was remarkably overexpressed in 23 OSCC patients, as was the adjacent FOXC1 gene. The expressions of FOXC1 and FOXCUT were positively correlated. When the expression of FOXCUT was down-regulated by small interfering RNA (siRNA), the expression of FOXC1 was also decreased. Moreover, in OSCC cells Tca8113 and SCC-9, down-regulation of either FOXC1 or FOXCUT by siRNA could inhibit cell proliferation and cell migration in vitro and was accompanied with a reduction of MMP2, MMP7, MMP9, and VEGF-A. In conclusion, FOXC1 may be co-amplified with FOXCUT in OSCC, and both of them may be functionally involved in the tumor progression of OSCC. This provides evidence that both FOXC1 and FOXCUT may serve as novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets in OSCC patients who overexpress this “lncRNA-mRNA pair”. © 2014, The Author(s). Source

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