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Yu L.,Suzhou Industrial Park Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Zhou Z.,U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Guo Z.,Soochow University Email Guozhirong28@163Com | Wu M.,U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Gu S.,Soochow University
Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi | Year: 2013

OBJECTIVE: To explore the roles of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) on the levels of serum C-reactive protein(CRP)and the interactions of PPARs haplotypes with abnormal body weight.METHODS: Subjects(n = 644)were randomly selected from the cohort 'Prevention of Multiple metabolic disorders and Metabolic syndrome in Jiangsu province(PMMJS)' Variance test, t test and lineal regression were used to analyze the associations between PPARs polymorphisms and the levels of CRP. The association between PPARs haplotypes and serum CRP levels as well as the interaction of PPARs haplotypes with abnormal body weight were analyzed, under the SNPStats software.RESULTS: After adjusting for sex, age, blood pressure, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking and so on, data showed that both rs1800206 and rs9794 were associated with the changes along with the levels of CRP (P < 0.05). After adjusting for the same factors, haplotypes of AVG and CVG in PPARα, CG in PPARd appeared to be associated with the increase (P < 0.05)while haplotypes of CC in PPARδ, CPCAC in PPARγ were associated with the decrease of CRP levels (P < 0.05). Results from the Interaction analysis also noted that the interactions did exist between abnormal body weight and both AVG, CVG in PPARα, and CG in PPARδ.CONCLUSION: PPARs polymorphisms and haplotypes were associated with CRP. Interaction between PPAR a/d and abnormal body weight might contribute to the levels of CRP.

Shen O.,Soochow University of China | Shen O.,Suzhou Industrial Park Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Ding X.,U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Nie J.,Soochow University of China | And 4 more authors.
Chronobiology International | Year: 2015

Recent experimental animal studies suggested that the circadian locomotor output cycles kaput protein gene (CLOCK) has been reported to play a critical role in sperm function and male fertility. The aim of this study was to determine whether variants of the CLOCK gene are involved in idiopathic male infertility. The study included 478 idiopathic infertile men and 194 fertile controls who completed physical examinations. Each subject donated 5 ml of peripheral blood and a sample of semen in the ejaculate. An aliquot of each blood sample was used to separate the serum for the measurement of testosterone as well as follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) using the standard radioimmunoassay. The rest of the blood samples was used to extract the DNA for the assay of three tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms of CLOCK gene, viz., rs1801260, rs3817444 and rs3749474, using the real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR. The ejaculate of each subject was used for semen analysis by computer-assisted semen analysis system. The results indicated: (a) the variant rs1801260 associated with normal semen parameters was linked to a significant increase in the risk of idiopathic infertility, (b) the variant rs3817444 associated with both normal and abnormal semen parameters also indicated an increased risk of idiopathic infertility, and (c) the variants rs3749474 associated with both normal and abnormal semen parameters, on the other hand, conferred no significant risk for male infertility. Furthermore, elevated serum testosterone and FSH levels were correlated with the three variants of CLOCK gene in idiopathic infertility. The findings demonstrate that the human subjects with variants of the CLOCK gene are associated with idiopathic male infertility and therefore may be applied as a risk factor of male infertility. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Zhang Y.-H.,Suzhou Industrial Park Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Yu L.-G.,Suzhou Industrial Park Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Zhu W.-Z.,Suzhou Industrial Park Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Wang S.-L.,Suzhou Industrial Park Center for Disease Control and Prevention | And 3 more authors.
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2014

The objective of the present study was to investigate cloning, expression, and functions of the recombinant protein, Siva1. Siva1 gene was synthesized by RT-PCR from HCT116 cells. Plasmids were cleaved with the restriction endonuclease, BamH1/Sal1 and products were connected to pQE30, which underwent cleavage by BamH1/Sal1. The recombinant plasmid, pQE30-Siva1, was identified after digestion with restriction endonucleases followed by transformation into E. coli M15. Expression of Siva1 was induced by IPTG and identified by SDSPAGE following purification with affinity chromatography. The results showed that size of Siva1 was 12 kDa, consistent with the molecular weight of the His-Siva1 fusion protein. Functional test demonstrated that Siva1 significantly inhibited the invasion and migration of HCT116 cells. It may thus find clinical application for control of cancers.

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