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

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O – 01

Insoluble Ni Compounds Induce Chromosomal Aberrations, Gene Amplification/Gene Silencing, Global Disruption of Gene Expression, and Morphological/Neoplastic Transformation of 10t1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells


Joseph Landolph1,2,3, Aruni DeSilva3, Hong Lee2, Duy Mai2 and Alana Harrison3


1Cancer Res. Lab., 1303 N. Mission Road, USC Cancer Center, 2Depts. of Mol. Microbi-ol./Imm., 3Pathol., Keck School of Medicine, Univ. South. Calif., Los Angeles, CA., USA


O – 02

The Protective Mechanism of Plants Immunomodulators in Cadmium-Induced Toxicity in Vivo


Alina Smalinskiene


Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Sukileliu str. 17  LT-50009, Kaunas, Lithuania


O – 03

Flavomannin-6,6’-Dimethylether from Tricholoma Equestre: Purification and Mechanisms of Action in Human Cells Lines


Edmond E. Creppy1, Gerard Deffieux1, Serge Mouhka1, Olga G. Pachón2, Adela López de Cerain3 and Marta Cascante2


1Department of Toxicology, University Bordeaux 2,146, Rue Léo-Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux, France

2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Barcelona, Diagonal Av, 645, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

3Department of Food Sciences and Toxicology, University of Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain


O – 04

Studies of Reactive Oxygen Species including “Singlet Oxygen” as a Therapeutic and Disinfecting Agent


Matibur Zamadar, David Aebisher and Alexander Greer


Department of Chemistry and Graduate Center, City University of New York, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11210


O – 05

MDR/MXR Induction by Manganese Exposure: Health Implications due to Acquired Resistance not Induced by Pharmaceuticals


T. Chakrabarti, S. S. Devi, T. S. Subin, S. Muhil vannan, Amrutha Bapat and K. Krishnamurthi


Environmental Biotechnology Division, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nehru Marg, Nagpur- 440020


O – 06

Differential Metabolism of the Environmental Toxicant, Benzo(A)Pyrene by Subcellular Fractions of Human Ovary


Mohammad S. Niaz1, Anthony E. Archibong2, Deacqunita L. Harris1, Ashley C. Huderson1, Mary K. Washington3 and Aramandla Ramesh1


1Department of Cancer Biology, 2Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Meharry Medical College, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208 and 3Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


O – 07

Relevance of Metals in the Initiation of Cardiovascular Diseases


David Bernhard


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria


O – 08

Agro-Pesticides Use in Cameroon and their Effect on Male Reproductive Function a Case Study in Djutitsa


Faustin P. T. Manfo1,2, Marie-Thérèse Zabot2, Henri Dechaud2, Michel Pugeat2, Angèle N. Tchana1 and Paul F. Moundipa1*


1Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Yaoundé I, P. O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon

2INSERM U 863, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.  8, avenue Rockefeller Aile D   3ème étage, 69373 LYON CEDEX 08, France


O – 09

Influence of Environmental Exposure on Health Disparities


Bailus Walker


 Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC


O – 10

Nanomaterial Based NSET Optical Ruler for Environmental Toxin Sensing: Promises and Challenges


Paresh C. Ray, Dulal Senapati, Anant K. Singh, Adria Neely and Jelani Griffin

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


O – 11

Application of Nanoliposomes and Nanoparticles in Rhenium - Platinum Antitumor System

Natalia Shtemenko1 and Alexander Shtemenko2


1Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Dniepropetrovsk National University, 72 Gagarin avenue, 49050 Dniepropetrovs’k, Ukraine.

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


O – 12

Application of QSAR Technique to Prediction of Properties and Activities for Selected Nanomaterials


Bakhtiyor Rasulev1,2, Andrey Toropov2, Danuta Leszczynska1 and Jerzy Leszczynski2


1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39203, USA

2Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, 1325 J.R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, MS, 39217-0510, USA


O – 13

Soot Generated During Metallofullerene Nanomaterial Synthesis Adversely Affects Terrestrial Invertebrates in a Ph-Dependent Manner


Cynthia J. Banks1, David R. Johnson1, Robert E. Boyd2, Anthony J. Bednar1, Jessica G. Coleman1 and Jeffery A. Steevens1


1U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

2U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (SpecPro), 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA


O - 14

Comparative Clastogenic Study of Functionalized and Non-Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube in Bone Marrow Cells of Swiss-Webster Mice


Anita K. Patlolla1, Saber M. Hussain2 John J. Schlager2 Srikant Patlolla3 and Paul B. 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 and 3Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


O – 15

Wetlands Assimilation of Treated Domestic Sewage for Ecological Restoration and Storm Surge Protection - Public Health Aspects


A. J. Englande, Jr.


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


O – 16

Simulation of Atmospheric Dispersion Characteristics for Ozone and Particulate Matter over the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region during Contrasting Months of May and October


Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, Hari Prasad Dasari1, Venkata Bhaskar1 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


O - 17

Detecting and Removing Depleted Uranium Munitions Contamination in Soil


John Furey, Cliff Morgan and Victor Medina


Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA 39180-6199, USA


O - 18

Emissions of Atmospheric Pollutants from Fires and Air Quality Forecasting Based on Real-Time Satellite Data


Wei Min Hao and Shawn P. Urbanski


U.S. Forest Service, RMRS Fire Sciences Laboratory, Missoula, Montana, USA


O - 19

Transport and Fate of Zinc Present in Soil, Ground Water And Plants in the Areas Surrounding the Zinc Smelter


N. Someswara Rao, N. Krishna Prakasam and Sk. Suresh Kumar


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


O - 20

L1 Elements as a Source of Environmentally Sensitive Genetic Instability


Prescott Deininger, Maria Morales and Astrid Engel


Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA


O – 21

The Receptor for Environmental Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons Mediates Human Breast Cancer Progression


Sakina E. Eltom


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


O – 22

Oral Cancer: Indian Public Health Scenario & Tissue/Serum Markers


Sunali Khanna1, F. R. Karjodkar1, C. Jane2, A. V. Nerurkar2, N. V Shirsat3, R. B. Deshpande4 and A. D. Amrapurkar5


1Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College; 2Dept of Biochemistry, TN Medical College BYL Nair Hosp.; 3Dept Neuro Oncology ACTREC(Tata Memorial Centre); 4Dept of Histopathology, PD Hinduja Hosp & Res. Centre; 5Dept of Pathology, TN Medical College BYL Nair Hosp. Mumbai, India


O – 23

Role of Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A (MTTFA) in Arsenic-Induced Cell Proliferation and DNA Damage in Human Prostate Epithelial Cells


Kamaleshwar P. Singh


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


O - 24

The Toxicity of Heavy Metals and Chelation Safeguard of Herbal Medicinal Products


Nijole Savickiene


Department of Pharmacognosy, Kaunas University of Medicine, A. Mickeviciaus str.9, LT-44307 Kaunas, Lithuania


O – 25

Epigenetics in Environmental Health


Karl T. Kelsey1,2, Brock C. Christensen1,2, E Andres Houseman1,3, Carmen J. Marsit1 and Heather H. Nelson4


1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2Department of Community Health, Center for Environmental Health and Technology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA

3Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA

4Masonic Cancer Center, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA


O - 26

Sex Differences in the Response to Pah and Risk of Lung Cancer


Aage Haugen1, Steen Mollerup1, Heidi Uppstad1, David H. Phillips2, Shan Zienolddiny1 and Helge Lind1


1Section of Toxicology, Department of Chemical and Biological Working Environment, National Institute of Occupational Health, PO Box 8149 Dep, 0033 Oslo, Norway

2Section of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Institute of Cancer Research, Surrey SM2 5NG, UK


O – 27

Hypoxia and Acidosis Independently Regulate Cell Immortality in Cancer Cell


Karam F.  Soliman


College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University


O – 28

An Overview of the Possible Role of Selenium in the Chemoprevention of Carcenogenesis for TNT- Exposed Workers


Abdelfattah M. Badawi1,2, Sami A. Moustafa1 and Sahar M. Ahmed2


1Center of Excellence for Science and Technology, Alsalam, Ministry of Militrary Production, Heliopolis P.O.Box 5015, Cairo 11771, Egypt

2Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Applied Surfactant Laboratory, 1 Ahmed alzomor St., Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt


O – 29

Potential Mechanisms of Action of Water Soluble Garlic Extract (WSGE) in the Management of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia


Clement Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou


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


O – 30

Strategies for Proteomic Profiling of Cancer Specimens and Plasma in Mouse Models of Human Cancers:  Identification of Novel Alternative Splice Isoforms as a New Class of Biomarker Candidates 


G. S. Omenn


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


O – 31

Soil: The Essence of Medical Geology


Jose A. Centeno and Robert B. Finkelman


1Department of Environmental and Infectious Disease Sciences, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC 20306-6000, USA

2University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA


O – 32

Lead Contamination in Uruguay – An Ecohealth Approach


A. Cousillas, L. Pereira, C. Alvarez, T. Heller and N. Mañay


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


O – 33

Developing Medical Geology in Uruguay


Nelly Mañay


Department of Toxicology and Environmental Hygiene, Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Republic

Montevideo, Uruguay



O – 34

Recycling of Lead and Human Exposure in Brazil


G. C. Trivelato1 and  M. M. B. Paoliello2


1FUNDACENTRO- Foundation of Work Medicine and Health, Brazil

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


O – 35

An Overview of Contamination of the Conchos River in Mexico: Does it Pose a Risk to the Health of Local Residents?


Hector Rubio-Arias, J. A. Jimenez and C. E. Quintana 


College of Zootechnology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico


O – 36

Estimation of Mold Spore Levels Using Ground Meteorological and Remote Sensing Data


Fazlay S. Faruque1, Martha Brackin2, Richard Finley1, Bruce Brackin1, Hui Li1, John Coleman1 and Kenton Ross3


1University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, Mississippi 39216, USA

2 Independent Consultant, 609 Camelia Trail, Brandon, Mississippi 39047, USA

3SSAI, NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi 39529, USA


O - 37

Meteorological Conditions Affecting Airborne Fungal Spore Bursts During Winter and Summer 2007-2008 in Central Mississippi


Martha N. Brackin1, Fazlay Farugue2, Bruce T. Brackin3, Alicia M. Epps5, John P. Coleman4


1Independent Consultant, Brandon, Mississippi, 39047, 2Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, 3Department of Emergency Medicine, 4Department of Pathology University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, 39216, 5College of Science Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA


O – 38

Using GIS in Ecological Management: Green Assessment of the Impacts of Petroleum Activities in the State of Texas


Yaw A. Twumasi1 and Edmund C. Merem2


 1Department of Advanced Technologies, School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Alcorn State University, MS 39096-7500, USA                                                                                                                 

2Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39211, USA


O – 39

Estrogen Receptor Co-Peptide Binding Studies Using the MM-PBSA Method

T. Dwight McGee1, Jesse Edwards2 and Adrian E. Roitberg1

1Department of Chemistry and Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL, 32307, USA





O – 40

Investigations of Aconitum and Delphinium Alkaloids of Curare-Like Activity. QSAR and Computer Modeling Studies of Alkaloids Binding To AChBP


M. A. Turabekova1,3, B. F. Rasulev 1,3, F. N. Dzhakhangirov3 and D. Leszczynska1,2


1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, 1325 J.R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217-0510 USA

2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217-0510 USA

3 Institute of Chemistry of Plant Substances AS RUz, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


O – 41

Reproductive Challenges for Female Sickle Cell Patients on Hydroxyurea


Anthony E. Archibong


Department of OB/GYN, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA


O - 42

Effect of Smoking on Spirometry of African Americans and Caucasians


Marcy F. Petrini, Rajesh Bhagat and Akinyinka A. Ajelabi


University of Mississippi Medical Center and G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA


O - 43

Primary Health Care Re-Visited: Using Social Determinants of Health to Address Health Disparities and Inequities in the African Region


Stella C. E. Anyangwe1 and Martins Ovberedjo2


1World Health Organization Country Office, 351 Schoeman Street, Pretoria 0126, Republic of South Africa

2World Health Organization Country Office, Dar-es-salaam, Republic of Tanzania


O - 44

Chemopreventive Intervention in Chemically-Induced Carcinogenesis in Sub-Saharan Africa


E. Olatunde Farombi


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


O – 45

Risk Factors for Transmission of HIV in a Hospital Environment: Does Knowledge Equal Implementation?


Dora N. Mbanya1,2, J. Ateudjieu1, C. Tayou Tagny1,2 and S. Moudourou2


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

2Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Yaoundé, Cameroon


O - 46

Season of Birth and Risk for Adult Gliomas:  The Upper Midwest Health Study


J. T. Efird


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



O – 47

Medical and Economic Model to Assess the Effect of Poor Glycermic Control of Persons with Diabetes Mellitus 


Daniel Sarpong


Jackson State University/Jackson Heart Study, Jackson, Mississippi USA


O – 48

Effects of Native Banana Resistant Starch on Body Weight and Insulin Resistance in Obese Type 2 Diabetics


J. L. Ble-Castillo1,2, M. A. Aparicio-Trápala3, M. U. Francisco-Luria2, A. Rodriguez-Hernandez1, R. Cordova-Uscanga2, I. E. Juárez-Rojop1, T. Ramón-Frías1, J. D. Mendez4 and J. C. Díaz-Zagoya1


1Centro de Investigación, División Académica de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Juarez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT), México

2Hospital General de Zona 46, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Tabasco, México

3División Académica de Ciencias Agropecuarias DACA, UJAT, México;Hospital de Especialidades, CMN Siglo XXI, Mexico D.F