10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS, USA
September 15-18, 2013

Oral Presentations
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O - 01

Ni+2 -Induced Gene Amplification, Gene Silencing, and Global De-Regulation of Gene Expression, Leading to Morphological/Neoplastic Transformation of C3H/10T1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells


Joseph Landolph, Jr., Kazeem Akinwumi, Farn-Hsuan Tseng, Megan Trieu, and Sid Menon


1Dept. of Mol. Microbiol./Immunol and 2USC/Norris Comprehen. Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, Univ. Southern Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., 90033, USA


O - 02

Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid DNA Adducts and Mechanism of Tumor Initiation


Peter P. Fu


National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR 72079, United States


O - 03

Olive Oil as a Chemopreventive against Benzo(a)Pyrene (BaP)-Induced Colon Carcinogenesis in Apcmin Mice


Leah D. Banks, Mohammad S. Niaz, Samuel E. Adunyah and Aramandla Ramesh


Department of Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208, USA


O - 04

Mechanisms Underlying the Neuronal Toxicity of Atrazine and the Chemoprotective Role of Kolaviron in PC12 Cells and Human Dopaminergic SH-SY5Y Cells


Ebenezer O. Farombi1, Sunny O. Abarikwu1 and Aditya B. Pant2


1Drug Metabolism and Toxicology Research Laboratories, 2Department of Biochemistry College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


O - 05

Arsenic Trioxide Causes Cell Cycle Arrest and Induces Intrinsic Pathway of Apoptosis in Human Leukemia (Hl-60) cells


Sanjay Kumar, Clement Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou


Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH RCMI-Center for Environmental Health School of Science and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O - 06

Exposure of Cycling Rats to Inhaled Benzo(a)Pyrene (BaP) Compromises their Reproductive Performance


Anthony E. Archibong1 and Aramandla Ramesh2


1Departments of Physiology & 2Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA


O - 07

Coencapsulation of the Rhenium-Platinum Antitumor System in Nanoliposomes


Natalia Shtemenko1 and Alexander Shtemenko2


1Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Dnipropetrovs’k National University, 72 Gagarin Avenue, 49050 Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine.

2Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Gagarin av.8, Dnipropetrovs’k 49005, Ukraine


O - 08

Study of Epigenetic Properties of Poly Hexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB)


Edmond E Creppy1, Serge Moukha1, Daniel Cros1,2, Christophe Eklu-Gadegbeku1 and Aboudoulatif Diallo1


1University Bordeaux Segalen, Department of Toxicology, 143, Rue Léo Sagnat 33076 Bordeaux – France

2Laboratoire PAREVA, Z.I. du Bois de LEUZE 25, Avenue Marie Curie 13310 – Saint-Martin de CRAU – France


O - 09

Nanoparticles in Cancer Research


Gerard Bastian


Pharmacology Department, CHU Pitié-Salpétrière, 91 Bld de l’hopital, 75013 Paris, France


O - 10

Enhancing Tumor Treatment by Targeted Near IR Light Triggered Photodynamic-Photothermal Synergistic Therapy


Zhen Fan, Xuemei Dai and Paresh Chandra Ray


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA


O - 11

Application of Carbon Nanotubes as a New Solid Phase Extraction Sorbent for Analysis of Chlorophenols in Water Samples


Marek Gołębiowski1,2, Monika Paszkiewicz1,2, Bartłomiej Wysocki2,3, Piotr Stepnowski1 and Danuta Leszczyńska2


1Institute for Environmental and Human Health Protection, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk, ul. WitaStwosza 63, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland

2Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

3Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Woloska 141 St., 02-507 Warsaw, Poland


O - 12

Comparative Evaluation of Toxicity of Zinc And Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Brine Shrimp (Artemia salina) Larvae


Zikri Arslan1, Mehmet Ates1, James Daniels1 and Ibrahim O. Farah2


1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA


O - 13

Air Pollution and Hospital Emergency Room and Admissions for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases


Ilias G. Kavouras


Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA


O - 14

Water Quality Index (WQI) in the Man-Made Dam “La Boquilla” in Chihuahua, Mexico


Hector Rubio-Arias, Roberto Ortiz-Delgado and Rey Quintana


Department of Natural Resources, College of Zoo-technology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periferico Francisco R. Almada, Km. 1. CP: 31453. Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico


O - 15

Phylogenetic Diversity of Bacterial Communities Associated with Bioremediation of Crude Oil in Microcosms


Xiaoke Hu, Hui Wang, Caixia Wang, Meng Lin, Xiangnan Sun and Chuanyuan Wang


Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chunhui Rd 17, Laishan District, Yantai, Shandong, 264003, P.R. China


O - 16

Molecular Receptors for Sensing of Environmentally Relevant Anions


Md. Alamgir Hossain


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O - 17

Pericellular pH is the Primary Factor in Transformative Phenotype Changes in Malignant Neuroblastoma Cells


Karam F. A. Soliman


Center of Excellence for Cancer Research, Training and Community Service College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32307, USA


O - 18

Inhibition of Constitutive Aryly Hydrocarbon Recepto (AhR) Signaling Attenuates Androgen Independent Signaling and Growth in Prostate Cancer Cells


Cindy Tran, Oliver Richmond, LaTayia Aaron and Joann B. Powell


Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, USA


O - 19

Drug Resistance Induced by Genomic Instability in Breast Carcinogenesis


Gloria M. Calaf


Instituto de Alta Investigación, Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile and Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA


O - 20

(Pro)Renin and its Receptor in Pregnancy- Induced Hypertension, Preeclampsia


M. N. Uddin


Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine/ Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, Texas


O - 21

Diesel Exhaust Particles (DEP) Induce the Expression of Toll-Like Receptors 4 (TLR4) in Macrophages


Ramzi M. Kafoury1,2, Marwan Sabban3 and Gloria Calaf4


1Center for Environmental Health and 2Air Pollution and Lung Toxicology Laboratory, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

3Department of Morphology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon; and 4Universidad de Tarapaca, Arica, Chile


O - 22

Therapeutic Implications of the Warburg Effect: Survival of MRC-5 and A549 Cell Lines upon Exposure to Honey and D-Glucose


Ibrahim O. Farah, Veshell L. Lewis, Wellington K. Ayensu and Joseph A. Cameron 


Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O - 23

Non-Traditional Models for Studying Endocrine Disrupting Environmental Chemicals


John A. McLachlan1, Melyssa R. Bratton2 and Matthew E. Burow3


1Department of Pharmacology ; 2Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine and 3Xavier University RCMI, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


O - 24

Health and Health Care Disparities: The Effect of Social and Environmental Factors on Individual and Population Health


Billy Thomas


University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, #512, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA


O - 25

Chemical Analysis and Biomonitoring of Metals and other Materials Released from Retained Embedded Fragments in U.S. Soldiers


Jose A. Centeno


Division of Biophysical Toxicology, The Joint Pathology Center, Silver Spring, MD, USA


O - 26

Manganese Levels in Blood and Associated Factors in Urban Population Aged 40 or More in a City in Southern Brazil


Ana Lívia C. Silva1, Monica M. B. Paoliello2, Mariana Urbano3, Maria de Fátima H. Carvalho4 and Márcia L. Buzzo4


1Graduate Program in Public Health, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil;

2Department of Pathology, Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

3Department of Statistics, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

4 Adolfo Lutz Institute, São Paulo, Brasil.


O - 27

Evolving from Reactive to Proactive Medicine: Community Lead (Pb) Domains and Toxicity Disparities in Pre and Post-Katrina New Orleans


Howard W. Mielke1, Christopher R. Gonzales2, Eric T. Powell2 and Paul W. Mielke3


1Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2Lead Lab, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

3Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA


O - 28

Epidemiological Evaluation of Notifications of Environmental Events in São Paulo-Brazil - Contributions to Practice in Epidemiological Surveillance in Environmental Health


Telma Nery, Christensen Rogério, Pereira Farida, Silva Graziela and Leite André


Secretary of State for Health - Epidemiological Surveillance Center - Division of Diseases Caused by Environmental Factors, Ministry of Health, Sao Paolo, Brazil


O - 29

Interactions of Antioxidants with Metal Ions - Uric and Ascorbic Acids


Jerzy Leszczynski


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity Center, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., Jackson, MS, 39217, USA


O - 30

Ab Initio Study of Nickel Interactions with Biologically Relevant Molecules


Sharnek Walker, Kari Copeland and Glake Hill


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O - 31

Regional and Seasonal Air Quality Trends over Mississippi Region and Impacts on Health


Francis Tuluri, Perry Joseph and R. Suseela Reddy


Department of Technology,, Jackson State University, MS 39217, USA


O - 32

Chemopreventive and Therapeutic Effects of Garlic in Human Leukemia Cells: Involvement of Oxidative Stress, Apoptosis, and Cell Cycle Arrest


Clement G. Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou


Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


O - 33

Profile of Drug Abuse in Urine Samples from Truck Drivers at a Port Terminal in Brazil


Tiago S. Peixe1, Rafael Almeida Menck2, Edmarlon Girotto3, Selma Maffei de Andrade4 and Arthur Eumann Mesas4


1Dept. of Pathology, Clinical and Toxicological Analysis, State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil

2Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil

3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil

4Department of Public Health, State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil


O - 34

The Environment and Renewed Disease Outbreaks in Africa: The Driving Forces of Climate Change, Uncontrolled Urbanization and Environmental Degradation


Stella Anyangwe1, Olushayo Olu2 and Kalula Kalambay2


1Recently Retired Programme Area Coordinator/Regional Advisor, Disaster Preparedness and Response, World Health Organization/Africa Regional Office, Brazzaville, Congo

2Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme, WHO African Regional Office, Brazzaville, Congo


O - 35

Case-Mix Adjusted Efficiency-Outcome (E-O) Plots of Median ICU Time Following Open Heart Surgery


Jimmy T. Efird1 and Wesley O’Neal2


1Center for Health Disparities Research and Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

2Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA


O - 36

Drug Use/Abuse - An Emerging Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease: A Call to Action


Daniel F. Sarpong1,2 and India Y. Curry2


1RTRN Data Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS, USA

2School of Health Sciences, Jackson State University,350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 701, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


O - 37

Ferritin Levels in Blood Donors in Yaounde, Cameroon


Dora Mbanya1,2, Collins Che1, Claude Tayou Tagny1,2 and Annick Ndoumba-Myntia2


1Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

2Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Yaoundé, Cameroon


O - 38

Effects of Environmental Changes on Food borne Illnesses and Associated Risk Assessment


H Anwar Ahmad and Luma Akil


Department of Biology/Environmental Science. College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


O - 39

Chemical Composition and Formation of Human Feces – Problems and Solutions of Large Mergers Demographics in Developing Countries  


Márcio Ribeiro Barbosa


Institute of Teaching and Research of the Hospital Cruz Azul de São Paulo; 356 Lins de Vasconcelos Street, P.O. Box 01538-000, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil


O - 40

Baseline Cigarette Smoking Status in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort


Wendy B. White1, Ramzi M. Kafoury2, Daniel Sarpong3 and Paul B. Tchounwou2


1Tougaloo College, Jackson Heart Study, Jackson, MS, USA

2Jackson State University, Department of Environmental Science Jackson, MS 39217, USA

3Jackson State University, RCMI Translational RNDTCC, Jackson, MS 39204, USA


O - 41

Engaging the Scientific and Local African American Community in CVD Research and Prevention -The Jackson Heart Study


Clifton Addison, Brenda Jenkins and Donna Antoine LaVigne


Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, USA