12th International Symposium

on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 13-16, 2015

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

Oxidative Stress and Epigenetic Susceptibility to Kidney Cancer

 

Kamaleshwar P Singh, Prathap Kumar and Logeswari Ponnusamy

 

Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA

 

O - 03

Recent Advances in Atrazine-Induced Neurotoxicity: Pertinent Mechanistic Insight from Apoptotic Regulation of Bax/Bcl-2 Ratio and Caspase-3-Dependent Pathway and Chemoprotection

 

Ebenezer O. Farombi1 and Sunny O. Abarikwu2

 

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

2Department of Biochemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Nigeria

 

O - 04

Polyposis in the Rat Colon (Pirc) Model for Benzo(A)Pyrene [B(A)P]-Induced and Western Diet-Accelerated Colon Cancer.

 

Kelly L. Harris1, Stephanie R. Pulliam1, Mohammad S. Niaz1, Emmanuel Okoro2, Zhongmao Guo2, Mary K. Washington3, Samuel E. Adunyah1 and Aramandla Ramesh1

 

1Department of Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

2Department of Physiology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

3Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA

 

O - 05

Multifunctional Nanoplatform for Efficient Capture and Imaging of Circulating Tumor Cells

 

Paresh Chandra Ray, Christine Tchounwou, Yongliang Shi , Avijit Pramanik, Rebecca A. Crouch, Suhash Reddy Chavva, Aruna Vangara, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha and Stacy Jones

 

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

 

O - 06

Oxidative Stress and Cr(Vi) Carcinogenesis

 

Xianglin Shi

 

Center for Research on Environmental Disease, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY-40532, USA

 

O - 07

Soils, Health and the Louisiana Catch 22

 

Howard W. Mielke

 

Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue-SL8683, New Orleans, Louisiana,70112, USA

O - 08

Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra) Mucilage as a Substitute for Cervical Mucus

 

Anthony E. Archibong1, Elochukwu J. Ezekakpu1, G. William Bates2 and Melanie Freeman3

 

1Departments of Physiology, Obstetrics & 2Gynecology, Meharry Medical College, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd, Nashville, TN, USA.

3Nashville Fertility Center, 345 23rd Ave N. Suite 401, Nashville, TN, USA.

 

O - 09

Food Security and Food Safety: What Could a Scientist do?

 

Edmond E Creppy and S. Moukha

 

University of Bordeaux, Toxicology Department, France.

 

O - 10

Is the Pharmacological Mode of Action of Chromium (III) as a Second Messenger?

 

John B. Vincent

 

Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, 250 Hackberry Lane, Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, Alabama,35487-0336, USA

 

O - 11

Nanobased Redox - Activated Rhenium-Platinum Antitumor System

 

Natalia Shtemenko and Alexander Shtemenko

 

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

 

O - 12

Investigating the Impact of Chelating Ligands and Light Exposure on Stability and Ion Release Properties of Silver Nanoparticles along a Ph Gradient

 

Zikri Arslan1, Husniye Imamoglu1,2, Ahmet Celik1, Oliva M. Premira-Pedrozo3 and Mehmet Ates1,4

 

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

2Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey

3Universidad Metropolitana (UMET), San Juan, PR 00926 USA,

4Department of Bioengineering, Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

 

O - 13

Exposure of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Effects Long-Term Exposure on Accumulation, Elimination and Blood Parameters

 

Mehmet Ates1, Veysel Demir2, Zikri Arslan3, Hasan Kaya4 and Mustafa Camas1

 

1Department of Bioengineering,Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

2Tunceli University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tunceli, 62000, Turkey

3Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217 USA

4Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkake, 17020, Turkey

 

O - 14

Total Synthesis of Cytotoxic Natural Product: 11-Deoxyfistularin-3 and it’s Analogue

 

Prasanta Das and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

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

 

O - 15

Characterization and Finger Printing of Tar Balls Along Galveston Beach from The Gulf of Mexico BP Oil Spill: Impact of Time and Weathering on PAHs and Trace Metals

Momoh A. Yakubu1, Bhavin Rena2 and Gloria Okome1

 

1Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, CSET, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA

2Depertment of Chemistry, CSET, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA

 

O - 16

Helminths in Common Fish (Cyprinus carpio) and Relationship with Environmental Health in a Natural Lagoon of Mexico

 

Hector Rubio Arias, Magali Dominguez Chacon and Martín Renato Hernandez

 

Faculty of Zootechnology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua.  Periferico Francisco R. Almada, Km.1. CP: 31453. Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

O - 17

Geospatial Analytical Techniques for the Study of Changing Ecosystems and their Effects on Ecosystem Health, Conditions and Human Health 

 

Ranjani W. Kulawardhana, Paul B. Tchounwou, Eric M. Gulledge1, Taimei T. Harris1, Ariane Mbemi, Justin McDowell and Roderick McDowell

 

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

 

O - 18

Ethnomedical and Ethnopharmacological Study of Plants Used by Indigenous People of Cameroon in the Treatment of Diabetes and its Signs, Symptoms and Complications

 

Nole Tsabang1,4, Clément G. Yedjou2, Evariste F. Fongnzossié3, René B. Jiofack4, Denis

Sonwa5, Alain B. Dongmo3, Benoit T. Nguelefack6, François Zambou6 and Paul B. Tchounwou7

 

1Institute of Medical Researches and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Yaounde, Cameroon

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental

Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, USA

3University of Douala, Cameroon

4High Institute of Environmental Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon

5Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Yaounde, Cameroon

6University of Dschang, Cameroon

7Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

 

O - 19

Heavy Metal Exposure Modulates Transposable Element-Mediated Damage

 

Astrid M. Roy-Engel1, Maria E. Morales1, Rebecca S. Derbes1, Jonathan Ortego1, Jeremy Stark2 and Servant, Geraldine1

 

1Epidemiology Department and Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States.

2Department of Radiation Biology, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, CA, United States

 

O - 20

edotide Plus TM :  Potential Use for Prophylasis and/or Treatment for Cancer/Diabetes

 

Keyuna Cameron, Paul B. Tchounwou and Ernest B. Izevbigie

 

Molecular and Cellular Signaling Laboratories, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Department of Basic Science, Biochemistry Unit. Benson Idahosa University, 1 University Way, Benin City, Nigeria

 

O - 21

Relevance of Trace Elements in Initiation and Progression of Oral Cancer

 

Sunali Khanna1, A. C. Udas2, G. KiranKumar2 and S. Soundarajan 2

 

1Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, 400008 India  2Dept of Analytical Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085, India

 

O - 22

Photoactivity of 6-Methylmercaptopurine Riboside

 

Yazhou Zhang and Hiroyasu Tachikawa

 

Analytical Core Laboratory, RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

O - 23

The Effects of LPS And MWCNT on Matrix MPP- 9 And MMP-12 in Alveolar A549 Cells

 

Maricica Pacurari1,2

 

1Biology Department, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 39217, USA

2NIH RCMI-Center for Environmental Health, College of Engineering, Science, and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 39217, USA

 

O - 24

Social Determinants of Health and Epigenetics: A New Tool for Health Policy

 

William A. Toscano and Hitakshi Sehgal

 

Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, MMC 807 420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

 

O - 25

The Complexity of Low Dose Radiation Health Effects: Understanding Non-Targeted Radiation Effects

 

Alexandra Miller

 

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Instituted, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA

O - 26

Hallmarks of HIV Pathogenesis are Modulated by NEF’s Secretion Modification Region

 

Vincent C Bond1, Kateena Addae-Konadu1, Martin N Shelton2, Ming-Bo Huang1, Syed A Ali3 and Michael D Powell1

 

1Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA

2Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA USA

3Advanced Medical & Dental Institute, University of Malasia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

 

O - 27

Curcumin, Oxidative Stress and Breast Carcinogenesis

 

Gloria M Calaf

 

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

 

O - 28

Targeting of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) Signaling in Advanced Prostate Cancer

 

Maryam Ghotbaddini, Stanley Williams, Keyana Cisse and Joann B. Powell

 

Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, Clark Atlanta University, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 

O - 29

Endocrine Disrupting Environmental Chemicals Alter Differentiation of Adult Human Stem Cells

 

John A. McLachlan1, Amy L. Strong3, Brandi A. Biagas3, Jason F. Ohlstein3, Melyssa R. Bratton4, Thomas E. Weise4, Kenneth P. Nephew5, Matthew E. Burow2 and Bruce A. Bunnell1,3

 

Department of 1Pharmacology or 2Medicine or 3Center for Stem Cell Research, Tulane University School of Medicine and 4Xavier University RCMI, New Orleans, Louisiana and 5Medical Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, IN, USA

 

O - 30

Manganese-Induced Neurotoxicity: Lessons from Worms to Human Neonates

 

Michael Aschner

 

Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Blvd., Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

 

O - 31

Lead Exposure and Oxidative Stress

 

Ana Carolina B. de Almeida Lopes1, Tiago S. Peixe2, Alissana E. I. Camargo3, Estefania G. Moreira3,4, André Nogueira3, Ana Paula Michelin5 and Monica M. B. Paoliello1,2

 

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

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

3Graduate Program in Health Sciences, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

4Graduate Program in Health Sciences, Department of Physiological Sciences, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

5Student of Pharmacy, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

O - 32

Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Heavy Metals, Phosphorus and Carbon in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Reserve in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

 

Jacqueline Q. McComb1, Eric Gulledge1, Turquoise Alexander1, Taimei Harris1, Fengxiang X. Han1,2, Christian Rogers1 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Environmental Ph.D. Science, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

O - 33

Targeting CRD-BP to Overcome Resistance of Colorectal Cancers to Drug

 

Felicite K. Noubissi1 and Vladimir S. Spiegelman2

 

1Jackson State University, College of Science Engineering and Technology, Department of Biology 1400 J. R. Lynch St. P.O. Box 18540 Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2PennState Hershey, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology PO Box 850, M.C. H085 Hershey, PA 17033, USA

 

O - 34

Arsenic Trioxide Causes Cell Death Through Disruption of MDM2-DAXX-HAUSP Complex and Increased Promyelocytes Formation in Mouse Model of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

 

Sanjay Kumar 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 - 35

Evaluation of Biochemical Biomarkers in Ovarian Cancers

 

Marek Lankosz1, Maria Grzelak1, Marzena Brzyszczyk2,  Mateusz Czyzycki1,4, Pawel Wrobel1, Beata Ostachowicz1, Dariusz Adamek3 and Lukasz Chmura3

 

1AGH-University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer, Science, 30-059 Krakow, Poland,

2Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Physics, Krakow, Poland 

3Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Medicine, Krakow, Poland

4IAEA, Wagramer Str. 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria

 

O - 36

Diabetes Mellitus and Preeclampsia: Pravastatin Protects against Glucose-Induced Cytotrophoblasts Dysfunction: A Translational Approach

 

M. Nasir Uddin1,2,3

 

1Departments of, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2Pediatrics and 3Internal Medicine, Baylor Scott & White

Health/Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, USA

 

O - 37

Impact of Indoor Air Quality on Health Symptoms in a Residential Area of Mumbai, India

 

Satinder Kaur and Rakesh Kumar

 

National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), 89-B, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, P.O. Box no. 4000 018, Mumbai,  India

O - 38

Association Between of Ambient Air Pollution and Asthma Prevalence in Different Population Groups Residing in Eastern Texas

 

Amit Kr. Gorai1, Paul B. Tchounwou2 and Francis Tuluri3

 

1Department of Mining Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha -769008, India

2NIH/NIMHD RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

3Department of Industrial Systems & Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

O - 39

Simulation and Prediction of Hurricane Lili during Landfall over the Central Gulf States using MM5 Modeling System

 

Remata Reddy, Francis Tuluri, Mehri Fadavi, Wilbur Walters and Paul Tchounwou

 

CSET, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

O - 40

Seasonal Incidence of Emergent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery

Jimmy T. Efird

 

Center for Health Disparities and East Carolina Heart Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC, USA 27834

 

O - 41

Mitigating Health Disparities: A Need for a  Paradigm Shift

 

Daniel F. Sarpong

 

Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities for Research & Education.  College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125

 

O - 42

Epidemiological Growth in Dengue as a Serious Public Health Problem in Brazil in 2015

 

Marcio Barbosa

 

Santa Cruz Hospital, Glicinias Street, Number 162, São Paulo Brazil Zip Code 040448-050

 

O - 43

Post-Donation HIV Infection Amongst Blood Donors  at the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon

 

Ndialle C Elah1, Tayou C Tagny2,3 and Dora N Mbanya2,3

 

1Université Catholique d’Afrique Central, Cameroon

2Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

3Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Yaoundé, Cameroon

 

O - 44

Understanding Social Determinants of Health to address Cardiovascular Health in Central Mississippi

 

Clifton Addison, Brenda W. Jenkins, Donna Antoine-LaVigne, James Kelley, Robert Hughes, Monique White and Marinelle Payton

 

Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS USA

O - 45

“Are We There Yet”? A Review of the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, and the Way Forward for Global Health

 

Stella Anyangwe

 

Health Policy and Management Track, School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag x20, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028, Republic of South Africa

 

O – 46

Climatic Changes Effects on Foodborne Infections in Mississippi

 

Luma Akil and H. Anwar Ahmad

 

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 – 47

Information of Use Profile, Consumption and Health Disorders Related to Pesticides in the State of São Paulo - Brazil. Exogenous Poisoning in the Period 2011-2015 in the State of SP, Brazil

 

Telma CS Nery, Rogério A.  Christensen, Farida C. Pereira, Golda Scwartzaman and Silva Graziela

 

Division of Diseases Caused by Environment, Epidemiological Surveillance Center, State Department of Health, Av. Dr. Arnaldo 351, Sao Paulo 01246-000, Brazil

 

O – 48

Clinical Trials in Oncology

 

Gerard Bastian  

 

Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, LA 70122, USA

 

O – 49

A Cursory Study to Explore Flood Hazard on Environment and Population

 

Himangshu S. Das

 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

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