6th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 13-16, 2009

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PB - 01

Comparative Analyses of the P450-Derived HPLC-Metabolomes of Vernonia Amygdalina, Paclitaxel, Doxorubicin and Vincristine

 

Carolyn B. Howard 1,3,4, Stanley V. Smith5 and  Ernest Izevbigie 2,3,4

 

1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory;  2 The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies;  3NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology;  4Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA 

5Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS  39216, USA

 

PB - 02

In-Vitro Mechanisms of Mercury Induced Genotoxicyt and Oxidative Stress in Human Renal Proximal Tubular (Hk-2) Cells

 

Dwayne J. Sutton1, Christian Rogers2 and Clement Yedjou2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18540 Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 03

Thioamide Derivative-Induced Cytotoxic Effect and Phosphatidylserine Externalization in Human Liver Carcinoma (MCF-7) Cancer Cells

 

Clement Yedjou1, Alamgir Houssain2, Hongtao Yu2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health; 2Chemistry Department, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi.

 

PB - 04

Vernonia amygdalina Leaf Extracts-Induced DNA Damage and Apoptosis of Human Breast Adenocarcinoma (MCF-7) Cancer Cells

 

Clement Yedjou1, Ernest Izevbigie2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health; 2Cellular Signalling, Phytoceuticals, Cancer Prevention and Therapies, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi.

 

PB - 05

Arsenic Trioxide Modulates Genotoxicity, Cell Cycle Regulation, and Apoptosis in Colon Carcinoma (HT-29) Cells

 

Jacqueline J. Stevens1, Alice M. Walker 2 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 06

The Effect of L-Buthionine Sulfoximine on the Cytotoxicity and Interaction of AS, CD, HG, and PB on MCF 7 Cell Line

 

Charles K. Klutse , Egbe S. Egiebor, Katherine Squibb, Tito Aghiew, Ali B. Ishaque

 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Department of Natural Sciences, Princess Anne, MD 21853, USA

 

PB - 07

Cadmium-Induced Cytotoxicity in AML 12 Mouse Hepatocytes

 

Waneene C. Dorsey1, Clement Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA, USA

2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PB - 08

Effect of Lead Levels in Breast Milk on the Estimated Infant Daily Intake of Lead

 

Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello1, Gina Ayumi Kobayashi Koyashiki2 and Eduardo Mello De Capitani3

 

1Departamento de Patologia, Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina, PR, Brazil

2Núcleo de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina, PR, Brazil

3Centro de Controle de Intoxicações, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil

 

PB – 09

Human Geophagia: The Epidemiology of a Silent Ancient Disorder in Modern Africa

 

Stella C. E. Anyangwe

 

World Health Organization Country Office, 351 Schoeman Street, Pretoria 0126, Republic of South Africa

 

PB - 10

Study of Afaltoxins Content of Food And Implications in Malnutrition and Cancer in Cameroon

 

Angele N. Tchana, Paul F Moundipa and Félicité M. Tchouanguep

                                       

Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

 

PB - 11

Diagnosis of Mercury Use in Health Care Centers in Uruguay

 

L. Pereira, A Cousillas,  N. Mañay and A. Laphitz

 

Toxicology& Environmental Hygiene Department, Faculty Of Chemistry, University of the Republic of Uruguay

 

PB - 12

A 2-Stage Design for Minimizing the Overall Adjustment for Multiplicity in Microarray Studies for GxE

 

J. T. Efird

 

UNCG Center for Health of Vulnerable Populations, 237B McIver Building, Admin. Dr., Greensboro, NC, USA  27402-6170

PB - 13

Integrating Tools and Data: NCIBI Suite of Tools

 

Jyoti  N. Athanikar, James D. Cavalcoli, Barbara Mirel, Hosagrahar V. Jagadish, Gilbert S. Omenn and Brian D. Athey

 

National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics, and Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2218, USA

 

PB - 14

Integrated Interactome Profiles of Nuclear Receptors for Accelerated Drug Discovery

 

Bethany Rankin1, Matthew Hudson2, Jalonda Coats4, Sarada P. Vissapragada1,5, C. R. Vinayaka5, Pradip Biswas4, Hari H.P. Cohly3 and Rajendram V Rajnarayanan1,4

 

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

2Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA 95053, USA

3Departmenf of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

4Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS 39174, USA

5Georgetown University, DC 20057, USA

 

PB - 15

Extending the Investigation of Grin2b, A Prioritized Gene for Predisposition to Bipolar Disorder, using NCIBI Tools

               

Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217

 

PB - 16

Bipolar Disorder Sentence Database and Lexrank Similarity Assessment of Sentences on Lithium Treatment

 

Matthew N. Anyanwu1, Tolulola O. Oyeleye2, Wellington K. Ayensu2, Mehdi Pirooznia3 and Raphael D. Isokpehi2

 

1Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis, Memphis TN 38152

2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA  3Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

 

PB - 17

Automatic Information Extraction on Cell-Type Specific Arsenic Carcinogenicity

 

Matthew N. Anyanwu1, Raphael D. Isokpehi2, Udensi K. Udensi2, Barbara G. Graham2 and Hari H. P. Cohly2

 

1Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis, TN 38152, USA

2RCMI Center for Environmental Health & Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, D. G. Vaishnav College, TN, India

3Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College Mississippi, Jackson MS 39174, USA

 

PB - 18

Damaging Functional Impact of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Arsenic Responsive Genes Associated with Skin Neoplasms

 

Raphael D. Isokpehi, Barbara G. Graham, Udensi K. Udensi, and Hari H.P. Cohly

 

RCMI Center for Environmental Health & Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

PB - 19

Automated Selection of Genes for Translational Research on Comorbidity or Bipolar Disorder with Substance Abuse

 

Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Sharon A. Lewis2, Tolulola O. Oyeleye1, Wellington K. Ayensu1 and Tonya M. Gerald3

 

1Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; 2Langston University, Langston, OK; 3North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

 

PB - 20

An Absolute Actinometer for Singlet Oxygen Production Upon Irradiation of Carbon Nanotubes

 

Xianchun Zhu, Naveen Gandra, Wyatt Sutton, Bertrand Wilson and Ruomei Gao

 

Chemistry department, Jackson State University

 

PB – 21

 

 

 

Synthesis and Characterization of Long Gold Nanorods and their Use for Bacteria Sensing

 

Tahir Arbneshi1,2, Shuguang Wang1, Birsen Varisli1, Dulal Senapati1, Anant Kumar Singh1 and Paresh Chandra Ray1

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box

17910, Jackson, MS, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Prishtina, 5 Nëna Tereze Street, Prishtinë, Republic of Kosova, Europe

 

PB - 22

Shape Dependent Cellular Uptake and Toxic Effects of Silver Nanomaterials

 

Dulal Senapati1, Wentong Lu2 and Paresh Chandra Ray1

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 JR lynch street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 23

RNA Quantification Using Size Dependent Nonlinear Optical Properties of Gold Nanoparticles

 

Anant Kumar Singh and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217

 

PB - 24

Sensitivity Evaluation of Cytotoxicity Assays and Cell Lines Following Exposure to Silver Nanoparticles

 

Anita Patlolla1, Saber Hussain2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Air Force Research Laboratory-Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio,  USA

 

PB - 25

Treatment of Cancer Using Gold Nanomaterial Based Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

 

Sri Ranjini Arumugam1, Wentong Lu1 and Paresh Chandra Ray1

 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1325 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 26

Environmental Modeling and Prediction for Climate and Seasonal Fluctuations over the Grand Bay Area

 

R. Suseela Reddy1, Paulinus Chigbu2 and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Dept. of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience

2Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P. O. Box 176601, Jackson, MS, 39217, USA

 

PB - 27

Effects of Industrial Emissions on Health, and Climate Change: A Case Study on Selected Stations of Mississippi

 

Francis Tuluri1, R. Suseela Reddy1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, Jerry Beasley2, John Colonias1 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 28

A Numerical Modeling Study of the Diurnal Variations of the Coastal Boundary Layer Structure and the Land-Sea Breeze Circulations Over Gulf Coast Region during Summer and Winter Seasons

 

Hari Prasad Dasari1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, Venkata Bhaskar Rao Dodla1, Challa Venkata Srinivas1, Francis Tuluri1, Julius M. Baham1, John H. Young1, Robert Hughes1, Chuck Patrick1, Mark G. Hardy2 and Shelton J. Swanier2

 

1Trent Lott Geospatial Visualization Research Centre, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson MS 39204, USA

2College of Science, Engineering &Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson MS 39217,USA

 

PB - 29

Characterization of Geological Radioactivity in a Chihuahua, México Basin

 

Ignacio Alfonso Reyes-Cortés1, Manuel Reyes-Cortés1 and María Elena Montero-Cabrera2

 

1Faculty of Engineering of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

2Center of Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV-Chihuahua), Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PB - 30

The Impact of Agricultural Chemicals on the Environment and Public Health in South-South East Asia- Status and Control Strategies for Diffuse Pollution

 

A. J. Englande, Jr.

 

School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

 

PB - 31

Pharmaceutical Waste: Best Management Program

 

Pao-Chiang Yuan and Doris McPherson

 

Hazardous Materials Management Program, Department of Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 32

Determination of Toxic and Trace Metals in Calcium Supplements

 

N. Someswara Rao, Vinod Lukose and K. Gunaseelan

 

Analytical Chemistry Laboratories, Dept. of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003, India

 

PB - 33

Photooxidation Activity of Thiopurines: Time-Resolved Approach

 

Yazhou Zhang, Xianchun Zhu, Naveen Gandra, Hope Hamlin and Ruomei Gao

 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PB - 34

Study of Chemical Compositions of a Nigerian Edible Plant Venonia amygdalina (VA)

 

Xuan Luo1, Ernest Izevbigie2 and Ken S. Lee1

 

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

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

 

PB - 35

Using GIS to Compare Pm2.5 Concentrations from Air Quality Monitoring Data and Satellite Data Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast 

 

James Kelley and John Young

 

Trent Lott Geospatial Visualization Research Center, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Rd., Jackson, Mississippi, 39204, USA

 

PB - 36

Photomutagenicity of Gold in Ionic and Nanoparticle Forms and Interaction of Gold Nanoparticles with Salmonella typhimurium TA102 Bacteria

 

Shuguang Wang, Dulal Senapati, Rasheeda Lawson, Paresh C. Ray and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PB - 37

Photocatalytic Degradation of Selected Nitro-Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (NPAHS) Using TIO2

 

Samuel Dasary, Tiara Jefferson and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PB - 38

Enhanced Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Environmental Friendly Techniques

 

Huey-Min Hwang

 

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PB - 39

Manure Utilization and Management in the College of Zootechnology and Ecology Production Units, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

Cristina Velez, Carmelo Pinedo, Ricardo Soto and Hector O. Rubio

 

College of Zootechnology and Ecology of the Autonomous, University of Chihuahua, Km. 1. Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México

 

PB - 40

Numerical Simulation of Atlantic Hurricanes - Merits of Nested Domain Approach: A Case Study of Hurricane Katrina (2005)

 

Venkata Bhaskar Rao Dodla1, Hari Prasad Dasari1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, Challa Venkata Srinivas1, Francis Tuluri1, Julius M. Baham1, John H. Young1, Robert Hughes1, Chuck Patrick1, Mark G. Hardy2 and Shelton J. Swanier2

 

1Trent Lott Geospatial Visualization Research Centre, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson MS 39204, USA

2College of Science, Engineering &Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson MS 39217,USA

 

PB - 41

Synthesis of Spiro-Isoxazolines Via Intramolecular Cyclization

 

Ashton T. Hamme II, Ann O. Omollo, Eric McClendon and Lungile Sitole

 

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 42

Synthesis, Acid Mediated Structural, Ring Opening and NLO Properties of Spiropyrazolines

 

Sureshbabu Dadiboyena1, Anant K. Singh1, Paresh C. Ray1, Edward Valente2 and Ashton T. Hamme II1

 

1Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, 1400 J. R. Lynch St., Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203 USA

 

PB - 43

Novel Pyrazole Synthesis Via [2+3]-Dipolar Cycloaddition of Alkyne Surrogates

 

Sureshbabu Dadiboyena1, Edward J. Valente2 and Ashton T. Hamme II1

 

1Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi 39058, USA

PB - 44

Solid Phase Preconcentration of Arsenic and Antimony for Determination by Hydride Generation ICP-AES

 

Zikri Arslan1, Sitki Baytak2, Musabbir A. Saeed1 and Md. Alamgir Hossain2

 

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

2Department of Chemistry, Science and Arts Faculty, Nevsehir University, Nevsehir 50300, Turkey

 

PB - 45

New Bidentate Ligands for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Medium

 

Anastesia Lyons and Xiu R. Bu

 

Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 30134, USA

 

PB - 46

Analysis of Metal Content and Distribution in Profiling Normal and Tumor Tissues from Three Human Carcinomas

 

Ibrahim O. Farah1, Phuong Nguen1, Zikri Arslan2 and Joseph A. Cameron1

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

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

 

PB - 47

Hexavalent Chromium-Induced Multiple Biomarker Response in Liver and Kidney of Goldfish, Carassius auratus

 

Venkatramreddy Velma and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 48

Dietary Exposure to Potentially Toxic Trace Elements in Nigeria: An Overview

 

Orish Ebere Orisakwe

 

Toxicology Unit, Department of Pharmacology, College of Health Sciences, Nnewi Campus, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

 

PB - 49

The Study of Antiviral Activity of Elderberry Bloom (SAMBUCUS NIGRA) Growing In Azerbaijan

 

Sadraddin Gurbanov1, Mohammad Shahbazi2, and Paul B. Tchounwou3

 

1Virology Laboratory, Republican Anti Plague Station, 3161 Block, Zardabi street, P.O. AZ 1012, Baku, Azerbaijan,

2Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health, School of Health Sciences, Jackson Medical MALL – THAD COCHRAN CENTER, Jackson State University,

3Molecular 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

  

PB - 50

Environmental Liabilities in Latin American Urban Ecosystems: An Ecotox Based Aproach

 

Jorge Herkovits

 

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Salud, Fundación PROSAMA, Paysandú 752, (1405) Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

PB - 51

Oxygen Consumption as a Rapid, Highly Sensitive and Non Destructive Biomarker of Environmental Stressors

 

Jorge Herkovits

 

Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Salud, Fundación PROSAMA, Paysandú 752, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

PB - 52

Genomic Changes in Human Epidermal Cells Exposed to Arsenic Trioxide

 

Udensi K. Udensi, Barbara G. Graham-Evans, Raphael D. Isokpehi and Hari H. P. Cohly

 

RCMI Center for Environmental Health & Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PB - 53

Anion Recognition and Sensing with Polyaza-Based Artificial Receptors

 

Md. Alamgir Hossain1, Musabbir A. Saeed1, Kalpana R. Dey1 and  Frank R. Fronczek2

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39212, 2Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

 

PB - 54

Rhodamine Activated Gold Nanoaggregates for DNA Detection

 

Oleg G. Tovmachenko and Paresh C. Ray

 

Chemistry Department, Jackson State University, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PB - 55

Carbohydrate Utilization Network Annotation in Sequenced Vibrio Species

 

Hari H.P. Cohly1, Jennifer N. Sims1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1 and Alison St. John2

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, 2National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick MD 21702.

 

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