14th International Symposium

on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 10-13, 2017

Oral Presentations
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O - 01

Insoluble Nickel Compounds Cause Gene Amplification and Gene Silencing, Disrupting 15 Signal Transduction Pathways, Leading to Differential Expression of 144 Genes and Morphological, A. I., and Neoplastic Transformation of C3H/10T1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells

Joseph R. Landolph, Jr.1, 2, 3, Aruni T. DeSilva-Pehl2,3, Kazeem A. Akinwumi1, 3, Kevin Lopez3, and Jessica Grondin2,3

Departments of 1Mol. Micro./Immun. and 2Path., Norris Topping Tower, Rm 4427A, 1441 Eastlake Ave., 3USC Cancer Ctr., Keck School of Medicine, Univ. South. Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., 90089, USA

O - 02

Using Zebrafish to Understand Mechanisms of Benzo[A]Pyrene

Kristine L. Willett, Cammi Thornton, Xiefan Fang and Jone Corrales

Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, University, MS, USA

O - 03

Estrogen Receptor Independent Toxic Mechanism of Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos Oxon in Human Breast MCF-7 Cells

M. Bushra, A. Elnabawi and Ali Ishaque

Graduate Program in Toxicology, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD, USA

O - 04

Premarket Evaluation of the Safety of New Food and Color Additives

Njwen Anyangwe and Thomas Fungwe

Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Howard University, 516 Bryant Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20059, USA

O - 05

A Novel Target in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer; CRD-BP

Felicite K. Noubissi1, Nicole Betson1 and Kenneth Ndebele Duma2

1Cancer Biology Research Laboratory, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA
Molecular Biology Research Laboratory Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

O - 06

How does Chromium(III) Bind DNA?

Silas Brown, Stephen A. Woski and John B. Vincent

Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336, USA

O - 07

NF-kβ and p38/MAPK Modulation of the Inflammatory Response in Human A549 Airway Cells and TIB-73 Mouse Hepatocytes Exposed to Pentachlorophenol

Waneene C. Dorsey1, Sanjay Batra2 and Paul B. Tchouwnou3

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA 71245, 2Laboratory of Pulmonary Immunotoxicology, Health Research Center, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813, 3Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH/NIMHD-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

O - 08

Functionalization of a Copper‐Containing Nano‐Biocomposite for Subsequent Degradation and Biomedical Control

Anik Karan1, Margarita Darder2, Zach Norcross1 and Mark A. DeCoster1,3

1Cellular Neuroscience Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University, 71270 Louisiana, USA
Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM), CSIC, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Cellular Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Micro manufacturing, College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University, 71270 Louisiana, USA

O - 09

“Honorary Biomedical Sciences and Health Information Lecture Series”

A Whale of a Tale: Lessons from Moby Dick's Descendants about Global Chromium Pollution

John Pierce Wise, Sr., John Pierce Wise. Jr., James T. F. Wise, Catherine F. Wise, Sandra S. Wise, Cynthia Browning, Julieta Martino, and Tania Li Chen

Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville, 505 S. Prescott St., Louisville, KY, USA

O - 10

Development of a SERS Probe for Selective Identification of Cancer and Drug Resistance Bacteria

Paresh C Ray, Avijit PramaniK, Stacy Jones, Salma Begum and Carrie Sweet

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

O - 11

Design, Antitumor and Other Biological Activity of Quadruple-Bonding Cluster Dirhenium(III) Compounds and their Synergism with Cisplatin

Natalia Shtemenko1 and Alexander Shtemenko2

1Department of Biochemistry of Muscles, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 9, Leontovicha str., Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Gagarin av.8, Dnipro 49005, Ukraine

O - 12

Adverse Effects of Chronic Exposure to Arsenic in Kidney Epithelial Cells

Kamaleshwar P Singh and Yu-Wei Chang

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

O - 13

Hepatotoxicity and Oxidative Stress Induced by Graphene Oxide in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Anita K. Patlolla1, Jonathan Rondalph2 and Paul Tchounwou1

1NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, & Department of Biology, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
Jackson Public School Teacher, Jackson, MS, USA

O - 14

Exploring Ligand and Structure Based Modeling for Endocrine-Disrupting Response Prediction of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Supratik Kar1, Maria S. Sepúlveda2, Kunal Roy3 and Jerzy Leszczynski1

1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS-39217, USA
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana-47907, USA
Drug Theoretics and Cheminformatics Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India

O - 15

Removing Uranium(VI) from Aqueous Solution and Soils with Leonardite-Derived Humic Acid and with Phytoremediation

Fande Meng1, Zikri Arslan1, Fengxiang Han1, Guodong Yuan2, Steven Larson3, John Ballard3 and Charles Waggoner4

1Department of Chemistry, Physics & Atmospheric Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
Chinese Academy of Science, 52 Sanlihe Rd., Xicheng District, Beijing, China, 100864
ERDC, 3909 Halls Ferry Rd, Vicksburg, MS 39180, USA
4Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

O - 16

Functional Characterization and Comparative Metagenomics of Indigenous Bacteria Isolated from the San Jacinto River for Biodegradation of Recalcitrant Chlorinated and Non-Chlorinated Aromatic Waste

Rupa Iyer1, Brian Iken1 and Ashish Damania2

1Center for Life Sciences Technology, Engineering Technology, University of Houston, 300 Technology Building, Houston, Texas, 77204, USA
Department of Pediatrics-Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 77030, USA

O - 17

Intensity of Indoor Radon (222Rn) in Family Homes in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico and the Relationship to Lung Cancer

Hector Rubio-Arias1, Luis H. Colmenero-Sujo2, Jesus Ochoa-Rivero3, Maria de Lourdes Villalba4 and Beatriz A. Rocha-Gutierrez5

1Faculty of Zootechnic and Ecology, 2 Technological Institute of Chihuahua II, 3 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Forest and Animal Production, 4 Faculty of Engineering, 5 Faculty of Chemical Sciences. Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Escorza No. 900, Colonia Centro, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. CP:31000.

O - 18

Cameroon’s Ecosystems and Possibilities for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Perspectives

Nole Tsabang 1, 4, Clément G. Yedjou2, Evariste F. Fongnzossié3, René B. Jiofack4, Denis Sonwa5, and Paul B. Tchounwou6

1Institute of Medical Researches and Medicinal Plants Studies (IMPM), Yaounde, Cameroon
Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI CEH, JSU, Jackson, USA
The University of Douala, Cameroon, 4High Institute of Environmental Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Yaounde, Cameroon
Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-CEH, CSET, JSU Jackson, MS, USA
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Yaounde, Cameroon;
University of Dschang, Cameroon; 7Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-CEH, CSET, JSU. Jackson, MS, USA

O - 19

Mapping the Genomic and Immunomic Landscape of Triple Negative Breast Cancer using Multi-omics and Sequence Data

Chindo Hicks1, Paul B. Tchounwou2 and Lucio Miele1

1Department of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 533 Bolivar Street, New Orleans, LA 70012, USA
Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

O - 20

The Effects of TNFα on MIR-181A and MIR-1 in A549 Lung Cells

Maricica Pacurari

Biology Department, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 39217, USA

O - 21

Chemoprotective Role of Diphenyl Diselenide and Quercetin in Drosophila Melanogaster and Rat Models of Manganese-Induced Neurotoxicity

E. Olatunde Farombi and Isaac A. Adedara

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

O - 22

Sex Disparity in Benzo(a)Pyrene [B(a)P] – Induced Colon Carcinogenesis

Kenneth J. Harris1, Kelly L. Harris1, Anthony E. Archibong2, Mary K. Washington3, James Amos-Landgraf 4, Samuel E. Adunyah1 and Aramandla Ramesh1

1Department of Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, 2Department of Physiology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

O - 23

Environmental Signaling as a Model to Integrate Diverse Environmental Factors at the Mechanistic Level

John A. McLachlan

Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA

O - 24

Essential Role of Gia2 Protein in Migration of Prostate Cancer Cells

Shafiq A. Khan

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

O - 25

Serum Biomarkers in Cancers of the Head and Neck

Sunali Khanna

Asian Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Nair Hospital Dental College, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, 400008. India

O - 26

Inhibition of CCL2 release as a Novel Method to Prevent Metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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 - 27

Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Cinobufotalin as a Potential Anti-Ovarian Cancer Agent

M. Nasir Uddin

Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Baylor Scott & White Health/Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, USA

O - 28

Neuroprotective and Regenerative Roles of Intranasal Wnt-3a Administration after Focal Ischemic Stroke in Mice

Zheng Zachory1, Wei1, James Ya Zhang1, Tammi M Taylor1,2, Xiaohuan Gu, Yingying Zhao1 and Ling Wei1

1Department of Anesthesiology Emory University School of Medicine, 617 Pierce Drive Atlanta, GA 30284, USA
Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

O - 29

Honorary Biomedical Sciences and Health Information Lecture Series”

The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Breast Cancer: A Potential Antitumor Peptide

Ming Bo Huang, Ruben R. Gonzalez-Perez, James Lillard and Vincent C. Bond

Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310, USA

O - 30

Strategies to Evaluate the Effect of Chemotherapeutic Drugs and Curcumin in Breast Carcinogenesis

Gloria M. Calaf1,2, Marcela Gallardo1 and Richard Ponce-Cusi1

1Instituto de Alta Investigación, Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile
Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

O - 31

Biochemical, Physiological, and Clinical Evidence for Efficacy of V. Amygdalina Extracts as Treatment and/or Prophylaxis For Breast/Prostate Cancers

Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2, Xuan Luio3 and Ken S. Lee3

1Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, Department of Basic Science, Biochemistry Unit, Benson Idahosa University, 1 University Way, Benin City, Nigeria
Molecular and Cellular Signaling Laboratories, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

O - 32

Ectopic over Expression of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) Induces Androgen Independent Signaling in LNCap Prostate Cancer Cell Line

Maryam Ghotbaddini and Joann B. Powell

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

O - 33

Polyhexamethylene Biguanide Bears Similar Mode of Action to Anti-Diabetes Biguanides

Edmond E Creppy1, Aboudoulatif Diallo1,2, Serge Moukha1 and Pascale Dozolme1

1University Bordeaux, Toxicology Department, 143, rue Leo Saignat 33076 Bordeaux - France.2University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, (FSS) Toxicology Department, Lomé, (Togo).

O - 34

Biomarkers for Neonicotinoid Insecticides Toxicity in Exposed Rats

Mohamed-Bassem A. Ashour1, Shimaa Gh. M. Marzouk2, Ali A. El-Sheakh2 and Mostafa A. El-Tantawy1

1Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig-44511, Egypt
Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Dokki, Egypt

O - 35

Environmental Health Research at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

Emma Fernández-Repollet

NIH/NIMHD RCMI Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, PO Box 365-67, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

O - 36

Modeling Approaches to Understand and Reduce Salmonella Infections in Egg-Laying Hens and Humans

H Anwar Ahmad1 and Luma Akil2

1Department of Biology/Environmental Science, CSET, Jackson State University 1400 Lynch Street, JSU Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA
Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

O - 37

Cellular Glycolysis and the Differential Survival of Lung Fibroblast and Lung Carcinoma Cell Lines

Ibrahim O. Farah

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

O - 38

Spatio-temporal Variation of PM2.5 Concentrations and its Possible Health Impacts in a Mega City, Delhi in India

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

1Deprtment of Mining Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha -769008, India
NIH/NIMHD RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Industrial Systems and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

O - 39

Honorary Biomedical Sciences and Health Information Lecture Series”

Banquet Speaker

All of Us

August Slater

Program Manager of the NIH All of Us (AoU) Research Program for Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center, Jackson, MS, USA

O - 40

Mitigating Health Disparities in the Era of Big Data

Daniel F. Sarpong

Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities for Research & Education., New Orleans, LA 70125, USA

O - 41

Trends in HIV Infection in Blood Donors in a Hospital Blood Bank of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Dora N. Mbanya, A. Ndoumba Mintya and C. Tayou Tagny

Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, and Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon

O - 42

A Pound of Prevention is Worth a Ton of Cure: The Burden of Preventable Cancers in Mississippi

Roy J. Duhe

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Radiation Oncology, UMMC Cancer Institute, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505, USA

O - 43

Progression of Metabolic Syndrome in Relation to Depression Symptoms and High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein: The Bogalusa Hearth Study

Azad R Bhuiyan1, Marinelle Payton1, Sophia S. Leggett1, Sathanur R. Srinivasan2 Jihua Xu2 and Gerald S. Berenson3

1Jackson State University School of Public Health, Jackson, MS, USA
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Tulane University School of Public Health/ School of Medicine and LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

O - 44

Effects of Resistant Starch Ingestion on Postprandial Lipemia in Overweight and Obese Subjects

Ble-Castillo JL1, Juarez-Rojop IE1, Tovilla-Zarate CA2, Garcia-Vazquez C1, Arias-Cordova Y1, Boldo-Leon XM1, Avila-Fernandez A1 and Olvera-Hernandez V1

1Centro de Investigacion, DACS, Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco (UJAT). Av. Gregorio Mendez 2838-A, Col. Tamulte, 86150, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
Division Academica Multidisciplinaria de Comalcalco, UJAT,
Ranchería Sur 4ta. Sección. Comalcalco, Tabasco, México

O – 45

Environmental Health, the Impact of Pesticides and Women's Health - Report of Events and Situation in the State of SP/Brazil

Telma Nery1, Rogerio Christensen2 and Géssica Rodrigues3

1Health Institute and University Center S. Camilo; 2Superintendent of Control of Endemics (SUCEN), Sao Paolo, Brazil 3University Center S. Camilo, Sao Paolo, Brazil

O – 46

Resurgence of Yellow Fever as a Potential Problem of Public Health in Brazil in 2017

Marcio R. Barbosa

Institute Center of Teaching and Research (CONEP) of Santa Cruz Hospital – Sao Paulo-Brazil

O – 47

Environmental Risk Stratification of Censored Data using a Weibull Proportional-Hazards Model

Jimmy T. Efird

CCenter for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle, 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton, Australia, NSW 2305, and Office of the Dean (Research), Health Sciences Building, ECU College of Nursing, Greenville, NC 27858, USA

O – 48

Can em>Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra Fruit) Mucilage Protect Human Spermatozoa from Frost Bite?

Anthony E. Archibong1 and Melanie Freeman2

1Department of Physiology, Meharry Medical College, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd and 2Ovation Fertility (The Next Generation), 345 23rd Ave N. Suite 401, Nashville, TN USA

O – 49

The Astonishing Role of Soil in Lead Exposure of Children: Hurricane Katrina’s Lessons/a>

Howard W. Mielke, Christopher R. Gonzales and Eric T. Powell.

TTulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

O – 50

The Paradox of Environmental Poisonous Gases: From the Rotten Egg Hydrogen Sulfide to Gasotherapeutics at the Bedside/a>

Momoh A. Yakubu

Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas, USA