Bin-Bin Wang

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PURPOSE Epidemiological evidence suggests that ultraviolet (UV) irradiation and oxidative stress play an important role in age-related cataract pathogenesis. UV irradiation and oxidative stress can produce a wide range of DNA damage. Polymorphisms of DNA repair enzymes may affect repair efficiency and the role of DNA repair mechanisms has received attention(More)
BACKGROUND Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 CCL2/MCP-1 is among the key signaling molecules of innate immunity; in particular, it is involved in recruitment of mononuclear and other cells in response to infection, including tuberculosis (TB) and is essential for granuloma formation. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We identified a tag SNP for the CCL2/MCP-1(More)
Pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ia (PHP Ia) is defined as a series of disorders characterized by multihormone resistance in end-organs and Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO) phenotype. PHP Ia is caused by heterozygous inactivating mutations in GNAS, which encodes the stimulatory G-protein alpha subunit (Gsa). A patient with typical clinical(More)
Host genetic factors play a major role in determining differential susceptibility to human tuberculosis (TB), a re-emerging infectious disease throughout the world. Genetic variations in the IFNG gene coding for interferon gamma (IFN-γ), have been identified in TB patients. To investigate the association of the IFNG polymorphisms with TB susceptibility in(More)
BACKGROUND The hematopoietically expressed homeobox (HHEX) gene is an important determinant of mammalian heart development. This study aimed to identify the potential mutations of the gene in Chinese patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS We collected 296 CHD patients and 200 controls, and classified the cardiac deformities. Then we(More)
Mutations in the haemochromatosis gene (HFE) influence iron status in the general population of Northern Europe, and excess iron is associated with the impairment of spermatogenesis. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between three mutations (C282Y, H63D and S65C) in the HFE gene with idiopathic male infertility in the Chinese Han(More)
AIMS Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart disease (CHD). A number of genetic studies have linked the gene of PLAGL1 to the etiology of CHD. The present study aimed to identify potential pathogenic mutations for PLAGL1 and to provide insights into the etiology of isolated VSD. METHODS Case-control mutational analysis was(More)
OBJECTIVES Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital heart disease (CHD). Genome-wide linkage analysis revealed a potential CHD susceptibility locus in the homeodomain leucine zipper-encoding (HOMEZ) gene in a South Indian population. The present study aimed to identify potential pathogenic mutations for HOMEZ and to provide insights(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic factors are involved in the etiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Recently, ALOX5 has been identified as a candidate gene for tuberculosis (TB) susceptibility. We investigated whether an association between ALOX5 and TB exists in a Chinese pediatric population from northern China. METHODS We conducted a case-control study(More)
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