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