Hongliang Liu

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In mammalian cells, X-ray repair cross-complementing group3 (XRCC3) plays an important role in the DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) repair by homologous recombination. Genetic polymorphisms in the XRCC3 gene may potentially affect the repair of DSBs and thus confer susceptibility to gliomas. In this study, we used a haplotype-based approach to investigate(More)
DNA mismatch repair (MMR) plays an important role in maintaining genome stability. Defects in MMR genes have been involved in several types of sporadic and hereditary cancers. hMLH1 is considered one of central members of the MMR pathway. We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to investigate associations of common variations in the hMLH1 gene and(More)
Aiming to identify novel genetic loci for pigmentation and skin cancer, we conducted a series of genome-wide association studies on hair color, eye color, number of sunburns, tanning ability and number of non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) among 10 183 European Americans in the discovery stage and 4504 European Americans in the replication stage (for eye(More)
A novel bacterium designated strain B-16 was isolated from the compost leachate of the municipal solid waste (MSW) in a laboratory reactor. This strain was identified as a gram-negative bacterium, Achromobacter xylosoxidans that could grow on bisphenol A (BPA, a representative endocrine disruptor) as a sole carbon source under aerobic condition.(More)
The treatment of the simulated lead-contaminated solid waste by composting with white-rot fungus was studied at laboratory scale. The composting system without the inocula of white-rot fungus was prepared as control, and the composting of the uncontaminated solid waste with the inocula of white-rot fungus was carried out as the other control. The results(More)
Lysinibacillus fusiformis ZC1 isolated from chromium (Cr) contaminated wastewater of a metal electroplating factory displayed high chromate [Cr(VI)] resistance with a minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 60mM in R2A medium. L. fusiformis ZC1 showed resistances to multiple metals (Cu, Ni, Co, Hg, Cd and Ag) and a metalloid (As). This bacterium exhibited(More)
Municipal solid waste (MSW) compost contains a significant amount of humic substances. In this study, the compost consisted of residual MSW with the metal, plastic and glass removed. In order to enhance degradation processes and the degree of composting humification, complex microorganisms (Bacillus casei, Lactobacillus buchneri and Candida rugopelliculosa)(More)
The overall objective of this study was to investigate adsorption behavior of bisphenol A (BPA) on sediments through batch adsorption experiments. The sediment samples were collected from Xiangjiang River (Changsha, Central-south China). Data obtained from adsorption experiments show that the rapid adsorption plays the main role rather than slow adsorption(More)
The transcription factor IIH (TFIIH) helicases ERCC2/XPD and ERCC3/XPB are responsible for opening the DNA strand around the lesion site during nucleotide excision repair process. Genetic variants in these two genes may be markers for interindividual variability in DNA repair capacity and thus predisposition to cancer risk. In this case-control study of(More)
The C677T polymorphism of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene was implicated to be associated with hypertension due to its role in catalyzing the formation of 5-methylenetetrahydrofolate, a co-substrate for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Association studies were reported in different populations; however, a great number of(More)