Hongliang Liu

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PURPOSE ERCC1 and ERCC2 play critical roles in the nucleotide excision repair pathway that effectively repairs DNA damage induced by chemotherapeutic agents. Therefore, functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in these genes could have an impact on clinical outcomes in cancer patients who received chemotherapy. However, few studies have(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that activation of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) dampens the inflammation cascade and inhibits tumor growth of the lung, suggesting that it has tumor suppressor functions. We performed a case-control study of 500 incident lung cancer cases and 517 age- and sex frequency-matched cancer-free(More)
BACKGROUND Liaoning cashmere goat is a famous goat breed for cashmere wool. In order to increase the transcriptome data and accelerate genetic improvement for this breed, we performed de novo transcriptome sequencing to generate the first expressed sequence tag dataset for the Liaoning cashmere goat, using next-generation sequencing technology. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND The functional polymorphism (rs1800566) in the NQO1 gene, a 609C>T substitution, leading to proline-to-serine amino-acid and enzyme activity changes, has been implicated in cancer risk, but individually published studies showed inconclusive results. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We performed a meta-analysis of 20 publications with a total of(More)
Particle swarm optimisation (PSO) is an intelligent random search algorithm, and the key to success is to effectively balance between the exploration of the solution space in the early stages and the exploitation of the solution space in the late stages. This paper presents a new dynamic topology called "gradually increasing directed neighbourhoods (GIDN)"(More)
BACKGROUND The nucleotide excision repair (NER) protein, xeroderma pigmentosum C (XPC), participates in recognizing DNA lesions and initiating DNA repair in response to DNA damage. Because mutations in XPC cause a high risk of cancer in XP patients, we hypothesized that inherited sequence variations in XPC may alter DNA repair and thus susceptibility to(More)
Retinoic acid (RA) is a vitamin A metabolite that is essential for early embryonic development and promotes stem cell neural lineage specification; however, little is known regarding the impact of RA on mRNA transcription and microRNA levels on embryonic stem cell differentiation. Here, we present mRNA microarray and microRNA high-output sequencing to(More)
Viral cycle progression depends upon host-cell processes in infected cells, and this is true for bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV), the causative agent of BVD that is a worldwide threat to the bovine industry. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a ubiquitously expressed inducible isoform of the first and rate-limiting enzyme for heme degradation. Recent studies(More)
To isolate specific nanobodies to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) non-structural protein 4 (Nsp4) and investigate their potential antiviral activities. Three PRRSV Nsp4-specific nanobodies were isolated from a phage display library of the variable domains of camelid heavy chain-only antibodies. Nanobody genes were introduced into(More)