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Lack of an association of miR-938 SNP in IDDM10 with human type 1 diabetes

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a newly discovered type of small non-protein coding RNA that function in the inhibition of effective mRNA translation, and may serve as susceptibility genes for various disease developments. The SNP rs12416605, located in human type 1 diabetes IDDM10 locus, changes the seeding sequence (UGU[G/A]CCC) of miRNA miR-938 and potentially alters miR-938 targets...

H2S Inhibits Hyperglycemia-Induced Intrarenal Renin-Angiotensin System Activation via Attenuation of Reactive Oxygen Species Generation

Decrease in endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was reported to participate in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). This study is aimed at exploring the relationship between the abnormalities in H2S metabolism, hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress and the activation of intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Cultured renal mesangial cells (MCs) and streptozotocin...

Genetic Variations in HSPA8 Gene Associated with Coronary Heart Disease Risk in a Chinese Population

Background There is ample evidence that Hsp70 takes part in the progress of coronary heart disease (CHD). This implies that genetic variants of Hsp70 genes such as HSPA8 (HSC70) gene might contribute to the development of CHD. The present study aimed to investigate whether certain genetic variants of HSPA8 gene are associated with CHD in Han Chinese people. Methodology/Principal...

Functional SNPs in HSPA1A Gene Predict Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Background HSP70 plays crucial roles in endothelial cell apoptosis, which is involved in the early phase and progress of coronary heart disease (CHD). However, the association between polymorphisms of HSP70 genes and the risk of CHD still remains unclear. Our aim was to determine whether genetic variants in the HSPA1A gene are associated with the risk of CHD. Methodology...

Blockade of Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand Exacerbates Type 1 Diabetes in NOD Mice

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is expressed in different tissues and cells, including pancreas and lymphocytes, and can induce apoptosis in various tumor cells but not in most normal cells. The specific roles of TRAIL in health and disease remain unclear. Here we show by cDNA array analyses that TRAIL gene expression is upregulated in...