Fuliang Tian

Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China

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Publications (7)12.95 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE. A T-to-C polymorphism that creates a recognition site for the MspA1 restriction enzyme in the 5' promoter region of CYP17 has been implicated as a risk factor for prostate cancer. To date, many studies have evaluated associations between the CYP17 MspA1 polymorphism and prostate cancer risk; however, the results were controversial. Therefore, the aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis to investigate the association between the CYP17 MspA1 polymorphism and the risk of prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS. By searching the Pubmed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, EBSCO databases, 36 studies including 14 494 cases and 15 971 controls were collected. Odds ratios (ORs) with their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assess the strength of the association. RESULTS. The overall results showed no significant association between the CYP17 MspA1 polymorphism and the risk of prostate cancer (OR, 1.07; 95% CI, 0.92-1.25 for A2/A2 vs. A1/A1; OR, 1.02; 95% CI, 0.92-1.12 for A1/A2 vs. A1/A1; OR, 1.07; 95% CI, 0.94-1.22 for A2/A2 vs. A1/A2+A1/A1; OR, 1.03; 95% CI, 0.93-1.14 for A1/A2+A2/A2 vs. A1/A1). In the stratified analysis according to ethnicity, no significant associations were observed in Asian, European, and African populations in all genetic models. In the stratified analysis by the source of controls and inpatients were found to have an increased risk of prostate cancer in all genetic models. CONCLUSIONS. The meta-analysis suggests that the CYP17 MspA1 polymorphism is unlikely to increase the risk of prostate cancer in a wide population.
    Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania) 01/2013; 49(2):51-5. · 0.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: CD147, which belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily, is a multifunctional glycoprotein that has been shown to increase tumor invasion, metastasis and multidrug resistance. To define the role of CD147 in invasion and metastasis more precisely, we utilized gene silencing to inhibit the expression of CD147 in pancreatic cancer cells. We observed that CD147 expression was significantly impeded at both the mRNA and protein levels and resulted in a decrease of MMP-2 and MMP-9 activities. There was also a decrease of MCT1 expression in the invasion and metastasis potential of pancreatic cancer cells, as well as increased chemosensitivity to gemcitabine in Panc-1 cells. Overall, these results suggest that CD147 plays an important role in the invasion, metastasis and chemosensitivity of the human pancreatic cancer cell line Panc-1, indicating that CD147 may be a promising therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer.
    Oncology Reports 03/2012; 27(6):2003-9. · 2.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Expression of the imprinted genes insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) and H19 depends on the methylation pattern of their differentially methylated region (DMR) located on chromosome 11p15. In the present study, we examined the imprinting status of the IGF2 gene in 120 human colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and 150 normal controls. In addition, we analyzed the DNA methylation of the sixth CTCF-binding site in the DMR of IGF2/H19 in 81 CRC patients using bisulfate sequencing. Of a total of 81 informative (heterozygous) samples, 51 samples showed bialleic IGF2 expression in tumor samples; however, only 15 of 69 informative samples showed loss of imprinting (LOI) of IGF2 in normal controls. Statistically significant differences in the methylation status between the retention of imprinting (ROI) and LOI groups (66.1±14.9 vs. 16.7±9.2, p=0.008) were observed. The results of the present study suggest that LOI of IGF2 is important in the carcinogenesis of CRC. Hypomethylation of the sixth CTCF-binding site in the DMR of IGF2/H19 is linked to LOI and the common IGF2-H19 enhancer competition model for IGF2 imprinting does not apply to human CRC.
    Molecular Medicine Reports 03/2012; 5(6):1536-40. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate whether the genetic polymorphisms in the angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) (insertion/ deletion, or I/D), angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) (rs5186), and ACE2 (rs2285666) could be associated with dyslipidemia in Type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients of Chinese Han origin. The above 3 polymorphisms were genotyped in a total of 282 patients with T2D and dyslipidemia (Group A), 182 patients with T2D but without dyslipidemia (Group B), and 324 healthy controls. The association between a certain polymorphism and each group was assessed by an odds ratio (OR). The D allele of the ACE (I/D) was significantly associated with the risk of T2D accompanying dyslipidemia between group A and controls [OR=1.37, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.08-1.74; p=0.010], and significant association of the D allele with dyslipidemia was also observed in diabetic patients (OR=1.88, 95% CI=1.40-2.54; p<0.001). Furthermore, the ID genotype had a decreased risk of developing T2D without dyslipidemia as compared with controls (OR=0.52, 95% CI=0.32-0.82; p=0.0060). The distributions of the AT1R (rs5186) and ACE2 (rs2285666) genotypes and alleles did not differ between T2D patients with or without dyslipidemia and the controls. This study demonstrates that the ACE (I/D) polymorphism is associated with T2D, regardless of the absence or presence of dyslipidemia. The polymorphisms in the AT1R (rs5186) and ACE2 (rs2285666) seem to play lesser roles in the development of T2D.
    Journal of endocrinological investigation 06/2011; 35(4):378-83. · 1.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: DNA methyltransferase-3B (DNMT3B) plays an important role in the generation of aberrant methylation in carcinogenesis. Polymorphisms of the DNMT3B gene may influence DNMT3B enzyme activity on DNA methylation, thereby modulating the susceptibility to colorectal cancer (CRC). The polymorphisms in the promoter region of the DNMT3B gene [-149C>T (rs2424913) and -579G>T (rs1569686)] were detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP), and a total of 544 CRC patients and 533 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the case-control study. The results showed that the -579G allele was associated with a significantly decreased risk of CRC (adjusted OR, 0.50; 95%CI, 0.35-0.72; P = 0.0002) when compared with the -579TT genotype. However, the DNMT3B-149CT genotype was not associated with the risk of CRC (adjusted OR, 0.48; 95%CI, 0.18-1.30; P = 0.151). In addition, stratification analysis revealed that the increased risk was predominant in both colon cancer and rectal cancer showing no effect of primary occurrence site. Our research demonstrated the -579G allele was a potential protective factor for the occurrence of CRC.
    International Journal of Colorectal Disease 04/2011; 26(9):1107-12. · 2.24 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: CD147, also named extracelluar matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN), is a member of the immunoglobulin family and a glycoprotein enriched on the surface of tumor cells, which promotes invasion, metastasis, growth and survival of malignant cells, and is known to confer resistance to some chemotherapeutic drugs. To determine the possible role of CD147 in the invasive properties of laryngeal carcinoma, we used an RNA interference approach to silence CD147 expression in the Hep2 cell line at high levels of CD147 expression. Our results showed that CD147 expression was significantly impeded at both mRNA and protein levels, which resulted in a decrease of the Hep2 invasion activity in vitro and tumorigenicity in nude mice. The suppression of CD147 expression also sensitized cells to cisplatin. Our current results indicated that CD147 was a laryngeal carcinoma-related gene and CD147 might be a potential target for therapeutic anti-cancer drugs.
    Oncology Reports 02/2011; 25(2):425-32. · 2.30 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Type 2 diabetes is a common complex disorder with environmental and genetic components. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the polymorphisms of RAPGEF1, TP53 and NRF1 and the risk of type 2 diabetes in the Chinese Han population. We genotyped rs11243444 (RAPGEF1), rs1042522 (TP53) and rs1882095 (NRF1) in a case-control study, including 273 type 2 diabetes and 247 healthy controls. A significant association was found in a variant of TP53 (rs1042522, odd ratio (OR)=1.28, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.00-1.64; P=0.046), whereas polymorphisms in RAPGEF1, NRF1 were not associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, a potential gene-gene interaction showed the odds of being affected with type 2 diabetes was 2.54 times greater in subjects with the TP53 (rs1042522) and RAPGEF1 (rs11243444) risk alleles than those without either (95% CI=1.34-4.81; P=0.004) and the NRF1 gene polymorphism reached significance when paired with TP53:(OR=3.87, 95% CI=1.87-8.40; P=0.0006). We demonstrated that the polymorphism in TP53 (rs1042522) was associated with type 2 diabetes, and that potential interaction of TP53 (rs1042522) and RAPGEF1 (rs11243444), or NRF1 (rs1882095) increased the risk of type 2 diabetes.
    Diabetes research and clinical practice 12/2010; 91(2):171-6. · 2.74 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

29 Citations
12.95 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2012–2013
    • Nanjing Medical University
      • Central Laboratory
      Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • 2011–2012
    • Nanjing Normal University
      • School of Life Science
      Nan-ching, Jiangsu Sheng, China