7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 12-15, 2010

Oral Presentations
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O – 01

Insoluble Ni Compounds Amplify the ECT-2 Proto-Oncogene and Silence Drip/Trap80 and Β-Centaurin-2 Genes, Altering Global Gene Expression, the Cytoskeleton, and Ca+2 Gradi-Ents, Inducing Morphological/Neoplastic Transformation of 10t1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells

 

Joseph Landolph1,2,3, Aruni DeSilva1,3,  Duy Mai1,2, Preethi Samala1,2, Jim K. Lin1,2 and Jimmy Zheng1

 

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

Saxitoxin Induces Genotoxicity and Apoptosis in Neuro-2a Cells

 

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

 

1Laboratoire de Toxicologie et d’Hygiène Appliquée, UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2- 146 rue Léo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux cedex, France

2Laboratório de Toxicologia Ambiental, LABTOX – Depto. de Engenharia Sanitária e Ambiental- Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – Campus Universitário- CEP: 88040-970 - Florianópolis - SC - Brasil.

3INRA-Centre de Recherche de Bordeaux Aquitaine, MICA, Unité de Mycologie et de Sécurité des Aliments, Domaine de la grande Ferrade 71 avenue Edouart Bourleaux BP 81, 33883 Villenave d’Ornon Cedex, France

 

O – 03

Benzo(a)Pyrene Perturbs Ovarian Function by Suppressing E2 Synthesis

 

Anthony E. Archibong1,2, Aramandla Ramesh3, Deok-Soo Son3, Mohammed S. Niaz3 and Donald Alcendor4

 

Departments of 1Physiology and 2Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, 4Microbiology and Center for AIDs Disparity Research, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, U.S.A

 

O – 04

Vernonia amygdalina Extracts Augment Carcinoma Growth-Inhibitory Properties of Paclitaxel and Vincristine

 

Carolyn B. Howard 1,3,4, Keyuna Cameron 2,3,  Lecia Gresham 2,3, Yi Zhang 1,3  and  Ernest Izevbigie 2,3,4

 

1Breast Cancer Research Laboratory; and  2The 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.

 

O – 05

Dietary Fat Potentiation of Benzo(A)Pyrene [B(A)P] Biotransformation, DNA Adduct Formation and Colon Tumor Development  in Apcmin Mice

 

Deacqunita L. Harris1, Mary K. Washington2, Darryl B. Hood3, L. Jackson Roberts II4 and Aramandla Ramesh1

 

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

2Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

3Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

4Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 

 

O – 06

The Effects of Arsenic Trioxide on DNA Synthesis and Genotoxicity in Human Colon Cancer Cells

 

Jacqueline J. Stevens1, Barbara Graham2, Alice M. Walker2, Paul B. Tchounwou2 and Christian Rogers2

 

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

 

O – 07

Characterization and Cytotoxic Assessment of Ballistic Aerosol Particulates for Tungsten Alloy Penetrators into Steel Target Plates

 

Brenda I. Machado1, Lawrence E. Murr1, Raquel M. Suro2, Sara M. Gaytan1, Diana A. Ramirez1, Kristine M. Garza2, Brian E. Schuster3

 

1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 USA

2 Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968 USA

3 U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (AMSRD-ARC-WM-TC)

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 USA

 

O – 08

Chemical Analysis of Va (Vernonia amygdalina) Organic Components Showing Anti-Caner Activities against MCF-7 Cells

 

Xuan Luo1, Cuiwu Lin3, Ernest B. Izibigvie2, and Ken S. Lee1

 

1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

3100 Daxue Done Road, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi, 530004, China

 

O – 09

Gold Nanotechnology for Targeted Diagnosis, Nanotherapy Treatment and In-Situ Monitoring of Photothermal Therapy Response of Cancer Cells and Drug Resistance Bacteria

 

Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

O – 10

Determination of Free Cadmium from Organds of Rats Exposed to CDSE Nanoparticles

 

Zikri Arslan1, Mehmet Ateş2 and Wanaki McDuffy1

 

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

2Tunceli University, Fisheries Faculty, Tunceli, Turkey 62000

 

O – 11

Genotoxicity Study of Silver Nanoparticles in Bone Marrow Cells of Sprague-Dawley Rats

 

Anita K. Patlolla1, Dihanna Hackett 1, 2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1Molecular Toxicology Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA, 2Department of Biology-LS-MAMP Program, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA.

 

O – 12

Ophthalmic Delivery of Acyclovir Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticle

 

D. Dhachinamoorthi1, S. Chellaram1 and P. Shankar2

 

1QIS College of Pharmacy, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh 523 272, India

2QIS College of Engineering and Technology, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh 523 272, India

 

O – 13

Nanomaterials Interaction with the Biological World:  Opportunities for Transformation Balanced with the Dangers of Toxicity

 

Mark A. DeCoster1,2, Richard W. Davis3, H. Ma4 and W. Zhou4

 

1Biomedical Engineering, 2Institute for Micromanufacturing, 3Department of Biology, Louisiana Tech University, 818 Nelson Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana, USA; 4Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 

O - 14

Fate, Treatment and Issues of Microconstituents in Wastewater

 

A. J. Englande Jr.1, J. Cleary2, R. S. Reimers1, D. N. Barbeau1, and P. Srisawat1

 

1School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

2HydroQual, Inc., 1200 MacArthur Blvd. Mahwah, NJ, 07430, USA

 

O – 15

Soil Leachability of Silver Nanoparticles using a Column Method

 

Cynthia J. Banks1, David R. Johnson1, Burton Suedel1, Robert Boyd2, and Jeffery Steevens1

 

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

2Badger Technical Services, LLC, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

 

O – 16

Fecal and Heavy Metal Contamination in Chihuahua, Mexico’s Recreational Water

 

Hector O. Rubio-Arias1, Nora I. Rey2 and Rey M. Quintana1

 

1Natural Resources Department, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Mexico.

2Bachelor student, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, Periférico Francisco R. Almada. Km 1. Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

O - 17

Effects of Tıtanıum Dıoxıde (TIO2 10-30nm) Nanopartıcles on Goldfısh (Carassius auratus)

 

Mehmet Ates1 and Zikri Arslan2

 

1Tunceli University, Fisheries Faculty, Ataturk Mah. Muhlis Akarsu cad. Tunceli, 62000 Turkey

2Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Technology, Jackson State University,Jackson,MS 39217, USA

 

O - 18

Epigenetic Basis for Arsenic and Estrogen-Induced Cell Proliferation and DNA Damage

 

Kamaleshwar P. Singh and Justin Treas

 

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

 

O - 19

Recent Advances in Breast Carcinogenesis Induced by Environmental Substances

 

Gloria M. Calaf1,2, Adayabalam S. Balajee2, and Debasish Roy3

 

1Instituto de Alta Investigación Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile; 2Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; 3Hostos College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, USA

 

O - 20

Bioefficacy, Antioxidative and Chemopreventive Potentials of Novel Plant - Based Phytochemicals - A Case for Epivernodalol and Kolaviron

 

Ebenezer O. Farombi and Olatunde Owoeye

 

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

 

O – 21

Arsenic Trioxide Induces AKR1C3 in HACAT: A Possible Marker For Cell Proliferation in Keratinocytes

 

Udensi K. Udensi, Raphael  D. Isokpehi, Hari H.P. Cohly, Paul B. Tchounwou and Barbara E. Graham-Evans

 

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

 

O – 22

Medaka (Oryzias latipes) as a Model to Study Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

 

Asok K. Dasmahapatra and Ikhlas A. Khan

 

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

 

O – 23

Variable Toxicological Response to the Loss Of Oxphos through 1-Methyl-4-Phenylpyridinium-Induced Mitochondrial Damage and Anoxia in Diverse Neural Immortal Cell Lines

 

Karam F.  Soliman

 

Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

 

O - 24

Molecular Modeling of the Structural Basis of Sal-B as Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor

 

Yayin Fang1, Xinbin Gu2 and William M. Southerland1,3

 

1Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2Howard University College of Medicine, 

3Department of Oral Diagnostics, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, D. C.  20059

 

O – 25

Production of ROS due to Nanotitania Uptake on Giant Zebrafish (Danio aequpinnatus)

 

P. Sujatha1. P. Shankar2 and P. Ekambaram1

 

1Molecular toxicology lab, Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University Coimbatore- 641046

2QIS College of Engineering and Technology, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh 523 272, India

 

O - 26

Potential Impact of Climate Change on Oral Health & Disabilities: A Grass Roots Study

 

Sunali Khanna

 

Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai 400 008, India

 

O – 27

Animals as Sentinels of Human Environmental Risks:  A Review With A Medical Geology Approach

 

Nelly Mañay

 

Toxicology & Environmental Hygiene Department, Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Republic (UDELAR), Montevideo-Uruguay

 

O – 28

Copper and Molybdenum in Northern Uruguay: A Medical Geology Issue

 

María H. Torre1, Mariela Pistón2, Verónica Bruné1, Carolina Pioda2, Inés Viera1, Gianella Facchin1, Eduardo Kremer1, Julio Irigoyen3, Teresa Porochin3, Sylvia Saldanha4

 

1Química Inorgánica and 2Quimica Analítica (DEC), Facultad de Química, Gral. Flores 2124, Montevideo; 3Regional Norte, Facultad de Veterinaria, Rivera 1350 and 4EEFAS, Salto, Uruguay

 

O – 29

Mineralogical and Particle Morphological Characterization of Geophagic Clayey Soils from Botswana

 

Georges-Ivo Ekosse1and Stella C. E. Anyangwe2

 

1Directorate of Research Development, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, Republic of South Africa

2World Health Organization Country Office, 351 Schoeman Street, Pretoria 0126, Republic of South Africa

 

O – 30

Embedded Fragments - A Unique Exposure Situation and Concerns of Possible Health Effects

 

Jose A. Centeno

 

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

 

O – 31

Medıcal Geology Problems in Turkey

 

Durmuş Boztuğ1 and Yüksel Örgün2

 

1Dept. of Geological Enginering, Tunceli University, 62000 Tunceli, Turkey

2 Dept. of Geological Enginering, Istanbul Technical University, 34469 Istanbul, Turkey

 

O – 32

Air Quality Modeling for Urban Jackson, MS Region Using Ultra High Resolution WRF/CHEM Model

 

Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, Venkata B. Dodla1, Srinivas V. Challa1, Srinivas Desamsetti1, John Young1, Chuck Patrick1, Julius M. Baham1, Robert Hughes1, Mark G. Hardy1 and Shelton J. Swanier1

 

Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Centre, Jackson State University, JSU Box 18739, MS 39217, USA

 

O – 33

An Evaluation of the Performance of Three Versions of WRF Model (HWRF, ARW and NMM) in the Simulation of Hurricane Katrina (2005)

 

Venkata B. Dodla1, Srinivas Desamsetti1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1 and Vijay Tallapragada2

 

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

2NCEP/EMC, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA

 

O – 34

An Integrated Surveillance System to Track Air Pollution and Disease

 

Fazlay S. Faruque1, Richard Finley1, Bruce Brackin1 and David J. Lary2

 

1GIS and Remote Sensing Program, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA

2 Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, NASA, GSFC Mailstop 610, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

 

O - 35

Theoretical Modeling of Interaction of DNA/RNA Fragments with Nanostructures

 

Manoj K. Shukla1,  Madan Dubey2, Eugene Zakar2, Raju Namburu3 and Jerzy Leszczynski1

 

1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217 (USA)

2US Army Research Laboratory, Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, AMSRD-ARL-SE-RL, Adelphi, MD 20783 (USA)

3Computational and Information Sciences Directorate; U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 2800 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783 (USA)

 

O - 36

Recent Oil Spill and VOC Emissions Effects on Air Quality over The Gulf of Mexico and the Surrounding Regions

 

Francis Tuluri1, R. Suseela Reddy1, D. Lu1, Whitney Smith1, D. Bhaskar Rao1 and Y. Anjaneyulu1

 

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

 

O - 37

Spatial Epidemiological Approach to Study Disease Dispersion Patterns

 

I V Mural Krishna1, James Maddirala2, Nitin Kumar Tripathi1 and Mario Azevedo2   

 

1Asain Institute of Technology, Bangkok,

2Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

 

O - 38

Association of the Joint Effect of Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk of Cancer in African American Women:  The Jackson Heart Study

 

Brenda Campbell Jenkins1, Clifton Addison1, Kiana L. Robinson1, Melody Fortune3, DeMarc Hickson1,2 and Daniel Sarpong1

 

1Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson state University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 701, Jackson, Mississippi; 2School of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS; and 3Mississippi Department of Health, 570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS

 

O - 39

Relationship Between Medication use and Cardiovascular Disease Health Outcomes in The Jackson Heart Study

 

Clifton C. Addison1, Brenda W. Jenkins1, Kiana Robinson2, Daniel Sarpong2, Gregory Wilson2, Cora Champion3, Jeraline Sims3 and Monique S. White1

 

1Jackson Heart Study/Project Health, Jackson State University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213, USA

2Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213. USA

3Department of Medicine/UMMC, Jackson Heart Study, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive Suite 701, Jackson, MS 39213, USA

 

O - 40

Evolution of Haematological, Immunological and Virological Manifestations Induced by Art in HIV-Infected Persons

 

Dora N. Mbanya1,2, F. Jutcha1, C. Tayou Tagny1,2, S. Moudourou1,2, F. Monebenimp1,2and L. Kaptue3

 

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

2Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Yaoundé, Cameroon; 3Université des Montagnes, Bangangté, Cameroon

 

O - 41

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Southern Africa: A Consequence of Social and Health Disparities and Environmental Insecurity

 

Stella C. E. Anyangwe and Kalpesh Rahevar

 

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

 

O - 42

Diabetes Mellitus and Tuberculosis: A Century Old Duo Revisited 

 

Daniel Sarpong

 

Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 701, Jackson, Mississippi

 

O - 43

Determination of Trace Levels of Metals and Vitamins A and E in Serum Samples of HIV Patients and Normal People

 

N. Someswara Rao, M. Lalitha, Vinod Lukose and E. Udaya Bhaskara Reddi

 

Analytical Chemistry Laboratories, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003, India

 

O - 44

Examination of Factors Related to Asthma Among African American Children 0-18 Years Participating in The Mississippi Medicaid Program (2003-2004)

 

Sandra C. Hayes

 

 School of Health Sciences, College of Public Service, Jackson State University, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson Medical Mall, Suite 301, Jackson, Mississippi, USA 

 
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