8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 18-21, 2011

Oral Presentations
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Systems Biology and Nickel Carcinogenesis: Global Deregulation of Gene Express-Ion and Cytoskeletal Alterations in Ni-Transformed 10t1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells     

 

Joseph. R. Landolph, Jr.1,2,3, Aruni Pehl-DeSilva2,3, Duy Mai2,3, Jim Lin1,3 and Jim Zheng3

 

1Depts. of Mol. Microbiol. /Immunol. and 2Pathology, 3USC Cancer Center,  Keck School of Medicine, Univ. Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 90033, USA

 

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Molecular Mechanistic Basis for Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins in Foodstuffs

 

Edmond E. Creppy1, S. Moukha1, B. Sangare-Tigori2 and Th Mobio3

 

1Toxicology Department, University Bordeaux 2, 146, rue Léo Saignat 33076 Bordeaux, France.

2INRA, Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux Aquitaine, UPR 1264– MycSA, P.O. Box 81, 33883 Villenave d’Ornon, France

3Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Abidjan, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

 

O - 03

Biotransformation and Cytotoxicity of Benzo(A)Pyrene  in  Ht-29  Colon Cells

 

Jeremy N. Myers and Aramandla Ramesh

 

Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Blvd., Nashville TN, 37208, USA

 

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Analysis of Stress and Apoptotic Protein Expressions in Arsenic Trioxide-Treated Lung Cancer Cells

 

Alice Walker, Jacqueline J. Stevens, Kenneth Ndebele and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

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

 

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Kolaviron, a Garcinia Kola Biflavonoid, Prevents Environmental Chemical-Induced Oxidative Damage, Steroidogenic Dysfunction and Apoptosis in Testes of Rats


Ebenezer O. Farombi1, Isaac A. Adedara1 and Premendu P. Mathur2

 

1Drug Metabolism and Toxicology Research Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

2Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India

 

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Influence of Arsenic Trioxide on Oxidative Stress, Apoptosis and Expression of Caspase 3, c-Myc, and HSP-70 in HT-29 Cells

 

Jacqueline J. Stevens1, Alice M. Walker2 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, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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

 

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Nucleated Peripheral Blood Cells Restore Fertility to Chemotherapy-Treated Mice

 

Anthony E. Archibong1,3, Chakradhari Sharan3 and Ayman Al-Hendy2,3

 

1Department of Physiology, 2Obstetrics and Gynecology and 3Center for Women’s Health Research, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

 

O - 08

Vernonia amygdalina: A Novel Botanical Agent for the Treatment of Breast Cancer

 

Clement G. Yedjou1, Ernest Izevbigie2 and Paul B. Tchounwou 1,3

 

1Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health; 2Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies; 3Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

O - 09

Using Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease

 

Susanne B. Nicholas1,2, Terry Brown-Bryan2 and Taehooh Cho2

 

1David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Division of Endocrinology, 900 Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA,

2Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

 

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Synthesis and A549 Cellular Uptake of Luminescent Gelatin Nanoparticles Prepared by One and Two-Step Desolvation

Emmanuella Rony1, Scott C. Brown2, Yolanda F. Holmes1, Jesse Edwards1 and LeeShawn D. Thomas3

 

1Department of Chemistry, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32307, USA

2Particle Engineering Research Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA

3Department of Biology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32307, USA

 

O - 11

Biochemical and Histopathological Evaluation of Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube in Swiss-Webster Mice

 

 Anita Patlolla1, Brittney McGinnis2 and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 

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Assessment of Accumulation and Toxicity of Cadmium Selenide Nanoparticles (CdSe NPs) on Mice In Vivo

 

Mehmet Ates1, Zikri Arslan1 and Ibrahim Farah2

 

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

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

 

O - 13

The Analysis of Single Walled Nanocarbon Chlorination Using FT-IT Spectrosphotometry

 

Corneliu Bogatu1, Danuta Leszczynska1, Anna Rabajczyk2 and Dina Yegorova3

 

1Jackson State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

2Independent Department of Environment Protection and Modelling, UJK Kielce, Poland

3Ukrainian State Chemical-Technological University 49005, Dnepropetrovsk Ukraine

 

O - 14

An Overall Water Quality Index (WQI) for a Man-Made Aquatic Reservoir in Mexico

 

Hector Rubio-Arias1, Manuel Contreras-Caraveo1, Rey Manuel Quintana1 and Ruben Saucedo-Teran2

 

1College of Zoo-technology and Ecology of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, Periferico Fancisco R. Almada, Km. 1 Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, CP: 31031.

2National Research Institute in Forestry, Agriculture and Animal Production in Mexico (INIFAP)

 

O - 15

Biogeochemistry of Mercury in Floodplain Soils of Oak-Ridge, Tennessee (USA), and Uptake into Native Earthworms

 

Fengxiang X. Han1,2, Yi Su2, Zhiqi Shi3, Yunjun Xia2, Wushuang Tian2, Valerie Philips2 and David L. Monts4

 

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

2Institute for Clean Energy Technology, Mississippi State University, 205 Research Blvd., Starkville, MS 39759, USA

3Institute of Food Quality, Safety and Monitoring, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing 210014, China

4Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

 

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Effect of Selenium Status in Critically Ill Patients with Systemic Inflammation: A Medical Geology Issue?

 

W. Manzanares1, A. Biestro1, N. Mañay2, G. Facchin3 and M. H. Torre3 

 

1Intensive Care Unit, Department of Critical Care, Hospital de Clínicas “Dr. Manuel Quintela”, School of Medicine, Avda Italia esq. Las Heras,

2Toxicology and 3Inorganic Chemistry (DEC), Facultad de Química, Gral. Flores 2124, UDELAR, Montevideo, Uruguay

 

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Toxic Metal Impurities in Calcium Supplementing Drugs – Is it a Consequence of Anthropogenic Pollution?

 

N. Someswara Rao

 

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

 

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Biomarkers Associated with Environmental Substances and Estrogen in Breast Carcinogenesis

 

Gloria M. Calaf

 

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

 

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Prevention of Breast Cancer by Dietary Components Targeting Epigenome

 

Shabana I. Khan1,3, Pranapda Aumsuwan1,2, Ikhlas A. Khan1,3, Larry A. Walker1,3,4 and Asok K. Dasmahapatra1,2

 

1National Center for Natural Product Research, 2Department of Pharmacognosy, 3Department of Pharmacology, 4University of Mississippi Cancer Institute (Oxford Campus), University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy, University, MS 38677, USA

 

O - 20

Methyl Parathion and Parathion-Induced Cyto- and Geno-Toxicity in Human Liver Carcinoma Cells

 

Falicia L. Edwards1,2, Clement G. Yedjou1 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas 75429, USA

2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 14000 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

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The Role of Early-Life Events Induced Changes in the Epigenome in Health Disparities Among Minority Populations

 

Karam F. A. Soliman

 

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

 

O - 22

Estrogens-Induced Cancers: A New Mechanistic Perspective

 

Kamaleshwar P. Singh

 

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

 

O - 23

Genome-Targeted Drug Design: Understanding the Bleomycin-DNA Interaction

 

Yayin Fang and William M. Southerland

 

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington DC  20059, USA

 

O - 24

Effect of Menthol on Nicotine Pharmacokinetics in Rats after Cigarette Smoke Inhalation

 

Dong Liang

 

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004, USA

 

O - 25

Sex-Related Differences in Lung Cancer

 

Aage Haugen, Xavier Tekpli, Heidi Uppstad, Vidar Skaug and Steen Mollerup

 

Section for Toxicology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway

 

O - 26

Gold Nano Popcorn for Targeted Diagnosis and Photothermal Therapy of Human Cancer Cells

 

Paresh C. Ray, Zhen Fan, Sadia A Khan, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

O - 27

The Association of Serum Cotinine as a Measure of Secondhand Smoking with Health-Related Quality of Life Among U.S. Nonsmoking Adults: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

 

Jae Eun Lee1, Jung Hye Sung2 and James Perkins1

 

1RCMI Translational Research Network Data and Coordinating Center, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, P.O. Box 1800, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Services, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson Medical Mall, Suite 301. Jackson, MS 39213-7681, USA

 

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Computing Point Estimates and 95% Confidence Intervals for Positive/Negative Screening Responses in Environmental Exposure Assessment

 

Jimmy T. Efird

 

Center for Health Disparities Research and Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd., Greenville, North Carolina, USA

 

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Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity Patterns of Arsenic Trioxide Long-Term Exposure on HaCaT Keratinocytes

 

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

 

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

 

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Acute Toxicity, Characterization and Bio-Distribution Study of Different Sized Titanium Dioxide Particles in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

 

P.  Sujatha and P. Ekambaram

 

Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641046

 

O - 31

Trophic Transfer of ZnO Nanoparticle from Artemia to Goldfish in a Simplified Fresh Water Food Chain

 

Mehmet Ates, James Daniels and Zikri Arslan

 

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

 

O - 32

Oxidative Stress Pathway: Underlying Mechanisms Induced by Four Cytotoxic Heavy Metals (As, Hg, Cd AND Pb) and their Quaternary Mixtures on MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells

 

Egbe Egiebor and Ali B. Ishaque

 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Graduate Program in Toxicology, Department of Natural Sciences, Princess Anne MD 21853, USA

 

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Air Quality Assessment over Gulf Coast by Establishing Relationship Between MODIS-Satellite Derived Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) and Surface PM2.5 Observations

 

Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, Venkata B. Dodla1, Srinivas Desamsetti1, John H. Young1, James Kelly1, Julius M. Baham1, Greg Jones1, Robert L. Hughes1, Chuck Patrick1 and Shelton. J Swanier2

 

1Trent Lott Geospatial & Visualization Research Center

2Office of Strategic Initiatives, College of Science and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

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Long Term and Regional Variations of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) on Air Quality, and Related Health Impacts

 

Francis Tuluri1, R. Suseela Reddy1, Jessica Everett1, A. Beasley2, Ekundayo Olugbemiga3, D. V. Bhaskar Rao1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1and Paul Tchounwou1

 

1College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, MS 39217, USA

2Air Quality Division, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

3College of Public Service, Jackson State University, MS 39213, USA

 

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A GIS Based Hurricane Prediction Model for the Gulf Coast Region

 

Venkata B. Dodla1, Sudha Yerramilli2 and Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1

 

1Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Center, 2National Center for Biodefense Communications, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

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Computational Investigation of NH3 Gas Sensing Ability of Stone-Wales Defective Armchair (5,5) SWCNT

 

M. A. Turabekova1,2, T. C. Dinadayalane1, Danuta Leszczynska1,2 and Jerzy Leszczynski1

 

1Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry;

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

 

O - 37

Artificial Receptors for Binding of Oxoanions

 

Md. Alamgir Hossain1 Musabbir A. Saeed1, John S. Mendy1, Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell3 and Frank R. Fronczek2

 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39212, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

 

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Examination of the Joint Effects of Smoking and Sedentary Lifestyle on Lung Function in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study Cohort

 

Brenda W. Campbell Jenkins1, Daniel F. Sarpong1, DeMarc Hickson1,2, Wendy B. White3, Monique S. White1, Clifton Addison1 and Cecil M. Burchfiel4

 

1Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2University of Mississippi Medical Center; 3Tougaloo College; 4Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

 

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Differential Effects of High-carbohydrate and High-Fat Diet Composition on Metabolic Control and Insulin Resistance in Rats

 

Jorge L. Ble-Castillo1, Leydi C. Palma-Córdova1, Hidemi Aguilar-Mariscal1, Isela E. Juárez-Rojop1, Jose D. Méndez2, Maria R. Lopez-Guevara3 and Juan C. Diaz-Zagoya1  

 

1Centro de Investigacion, División Académica de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

2Unidad de Investigación Medica en Enfermedades Metabólicas CMN Siglo XXI, Mexico DF.

3Hospital general de Zona 47, IMSS, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

 

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Pesticide Exposure, Folic Acid Intake, Polymorphism Q192R PON1 and Risk for Having Offspring Affected With Cleft Lip and Palate Escuchar

 

M. Moreno-Godinez1, Y. Godinez1, S. Loaiza-Loeza1, V. Antonio-Véjar1, L. Acosta-Saavedra2, A. E. Rojas-García3 and E. S. Calderón-Aranda2

 

1Laboratorio de Toxicología y Salud Ambiental. Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico.

2 Departamento de Toxicología- CINVESTAV, 3Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit

 

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A Public Health Conundrum: The Deadly Duo of HIV and TB Co-Infection in South Africa

 

Stella C. E. Anyangwe1, Patrick Abok1, Kalpesh Rahevar1 and Yogan Pillay2

 

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

2National Department of Health, 247 Struben Street, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa

 

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Utilization of Folk Medicine in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study

 

Daniel Sarpong1, Joshua Green2, Wanda Keahey3, Wendy White4, Donna Antione-Lavigne5and Avis Simms5

 

1RTRNData and Technology Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39204, USA

2University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State St., Jackson, MS 39216, USA

3CLS SVS-B PHARMACY, University of Mississippi Med. Center, Jackson, MS 39216, USA

4Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

5University of Arkansas Medical Sciences

 

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Could Serum albumin Levels Serve as a Predictor of CD4 Counts in Staging Disease and Monitoring Disease Progression in HIV/AIDS Patients?

 

Dora Mbanya1,2, Eninwi Muna1, Claude Tayou Tagny1,2 and Tazoacha Asonganyi1

 

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

2University Teaching Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon

 

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Public Health Geoinformatics for Mapping and Assessment of Geospatial Dimension of Diseases 

 

Murali Krishna Iyyanki1,   James Maddirala2 and Mario Azevedo2

 

1Professor, JNT University, Hyderabad, India

2Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

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Regional and Racial Disparities in Asthma Hospitalizations in Mississippi

 

S. R. Roy, E. E. McGinty, S. C. Hayes and L. Zhang

 

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

 

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