8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 18-15, 2011

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PA - 01

Vitamin D3 Potentiates the Antitumor Effects of Arsenic Trioxide in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Christian S. Rogers1, Clement G. Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1,2

 

1Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, 2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

 

PA - 02

Propidium Iodide and Comet Assay Detection of Lead-Induced DNA Damage in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Wundu Kwembe, Clement G. 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, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 03

Arsenic Trioxide-Induced Toxicity and Cell Death through Necrosis in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Shaquana Jones1, Clement G. Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Madison Central High School, 1417 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison, MS 3911, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics 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

 

PA - 04

A Study of the Apoptotic Mechanisms of Lead Toxicity in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Jessica N. Milner1, Clement G. Yedjou2 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 05

Cytogenotoxic Effect of Vitamin C to Human Leukemia Cells: Implication in Leukemia Prevention

 

Ariane T. Mbemi and Clement G. Yedjou

 

Department of Public Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health Sciences, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch  Street, Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 06

Basis Apoptotic Mechanisms of Lead in Human Leukemia (HL-60) Cells

 

Alicia Meadows, Herbert Giles, Dwayne Sutton, 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

 

PA - 07

Estradiol Induced Toxicity is Associated With Oxidative Stress in Leukemic Cells

 

Lacambrion Allen1, Whitney Caples1, Marquise Loving1, Clement Yedjou2 and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Hinds Community College, Jackson Campus, 3925 Sunset Drive Jackson, MS 39213, USA

2Molecular 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

 

PA - 08

Relative Sensitivity of Three Human Cells (SW40, HL-60, and HepG2) to Cadmium Selenide

 

Griffin Tyrone1, Zikri Aslarn3, Mehmet Ates3, Linden Haynes1, Clement Yedjou2 and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Tougaloo College, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory; 3Department of Chemistry; NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 09

Biomarkers for Apoptosis in Arsenic-Treated Hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) Cells

 

Erika Brown, Clement G. Yedjou and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Molecular 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

 

PA - 10

In Vitro Acute Toxicity of Thioamide-Derivative to Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells

 

William Simmons1 Linden Haynes1, Clement Yedjou2, Alamgir Houssain3, Hongtao Yu3 and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Tougaloo College, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health;

3Chemistry Department, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University,1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 11

Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Human Liver Carcinoma Cells

 

Karen L. Saddler1, Kenneth Ndebele1, Paul Tchounwou2 and Barbara Graham1

 

1Laboratory of Cancer Immunology, Target Identification and Validation, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, CSET Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH- Center for Environmental Health, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 12

Vernonia amigdalina - Induced Toxicity and Cell Death through Necrosis in Human Breast (MCF-7) Cells

 

Michael Shavers1, Clement Yedjou2, Linden Haynes1, Ernest Izevbigie3 and Paul Tchounwou2

 

1Tougaloo College, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174, USA

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

 

PA - 13

Basic Apoptotic Mechanisms of Vernonia amygdalina in Human Breast Cancer

 

Jessica J. Jenkins1, 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

 

PA - 14

Toxicity Level Assessment of Human Carcinoma Cell Growth Vitiated by Vernonia amygdalina Extracts  

 

Lecia Gresham1,2 and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3

 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, Cancer Prevention and Therapies, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 15

Physiologic Doses of Ascorbic Acid Increase Arsenic Trioxide Toxicity in Human Jurkat -T Lymphoma Cells

 

Raven Byrd, 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, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 16

Hexachlorobenzene Induces Mitogenic Signaling in Jurkat T Cells

 

Lamar Reed1, Kenneth Ndebele1 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Cancer Immunology Research Laboratory, 2Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, NIH-RCMI  Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 17

The Mechanisms of Nickel on the Carcinogenicity and Toxicity of Mammalian Respiratory Epithelial Cells (SW1573)

 

Kellie Brown1, Kenneth Ndebele1, Barbara Graham1 and Paul B. Tchounwou2

 

1Cancer Immunology Research Laboratory, 2Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, NIH-RCMI  Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217. USA

 

PA - 18

Potential Adverse Health Effects in Angola Due to Heavy Metals Exposure

 

Maria E. Gomes1,2,3, Clement G. Yedjou3, Maria L. Morais3, Carlos M. Baptista3 and Paul B. Tchounwou1,2

 

1University of Science Agostinho Neto, Angola

2Enrironmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, 3Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health; College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 19

Sedimentology and Geochemistry of the Proterozoic Leba Formation, Angola, Africa

 

Ruth de Oliveira1,2, Ezat Heydari1 and Eduardo Morais2

 

1Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, and Geosciences, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P. O. Box 17660, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Geology – Faculty of Sciences, Agostinho Neto University, Av. 4 de Fevereiro, 7 – Luanda, Angola

 

PA - 20

The Role of ATAD2 in Pancreatic Cancer

 

Marcy Pilate1, Marie Burdine2 and Alan Tackett2

 

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

2University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4601 West Markham St, Little Rock, AR, 72205, USA

 

PA - 21

Gold Hybrid Magnetic Nanoparticles for Targeted Photothermal Therapy and Efficient Separation of Breast Cancer Cells

 

Zhen Fan, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati, Sadia Afrin Khan and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 22

Rapid Low Level Selective Detection of Multi Drug Resistant Salmonella DT 104 Using Popcorn Shape Gold Nano Particle

 

Sadia Afrin Khan, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati, Zhen Fan and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 23

Highly Selective Label Free SERS Probe for Hg (Ii) Detection Using Tryptophan-Protected Popcorn Shaped Gold Nanoparticle

 

Rajashekhar Kanchanapally, Tapas Senapati, Dulal Senapati, Anant Kumar Singh, Zhen Fan, and Paresh Chandra Ray

 

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

 

PA - 24

Bucodental Lesions and Alterations Caused by the Use of Tongue Piercings

 

Sergio Andrade Ochoa1, Ana Laura Maguregui Contreras2, José Daniel Caro Portillo1, Martha Loya Loya2 and Guadalupe Virginia Nevárez Moorillón1

 

1School of Chemical Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua Campus Universitario II, Circuito Universitario, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico C.P. 31125

2School of Dentistry, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 25

The Water Quality at an Elementary School in Chihuahua, Mexico and the Implications in the Health of Children

 

Guadalupe Parra, Hector Rubio Arias and Virginia Burrola

 

College of Zoo-technology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Periferico Francisco, R. Almada, Km. 1 Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico, C.P. 31453

 

PA - 26

Cycling as Alternative Means of Transport: A Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact for the City of Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua

 

German Garcia Velazquez and Héctor O. Rubio

 

Facultad de Economía Internacional, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Av. Niños Héroes y Solidaridad s/n, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 27

The Quality of Life and Public Health in Mexico and Japan: Two Contrasting Countries

 

Lauro M. Espino, German García and Héctor O. Rubio

 

Facultad de Economía Internacional, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Av. Niños Héroes y Solidaridad s/n, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

PA - 28

Microbiological Indicators of Contamination in Sediments in the Laguna De Bustillos, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

Oscar Enríquez1, Oskar A. Palacios-López1, Hector Rubio-Arias2, M. Olga Gonzalez1 and Guadalupe Virginia Nevárez-Moorillón1

 

1School of Chemical Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua Campus Universitario II, Circuito Universitario, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico C.P. 31125

2School of Dentistry, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico C.P. 31125

 

PA - 29

Fe2+, Fe3+, Hg2+, Mn2+, Cd2+, Mg2+, and Pb2+- Induced Cytoxicity, Genotoxicity, and Oxidative Stress in PC-12 Cells

 

Talia Sanders1, Yi-Ming Liu2 and Paul B. Tchounwou1

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 30

Data-Driven Modification Algorithm for Light Attenuation in Shallow Waters

 

Philemon K. Kirui1, Marvin Washington2, Hyun Jung Cho1 and Celestin Wafosoh2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA,

2Department of Mathematics, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 31

Characteristics of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Sites

 

James A. Garner1, Hyun Jung Cho1 and Patrick Biber2

 

1Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Lab, 703 East Beach Dr., Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

 

PA - 32

Study of Beds of Rupppia maritima and Halodule whrightii at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi

 

Cristina C. Nica and Hyun J. Cho

 

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39217, USA,

 

PA - 33

Quantifying the Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Salt Marshes

 

Jeanna M. Dampier1, Philemon Kirui1, Hyun Jung Cho1 and Deepak Mishra2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Geosciences and Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

 

PA - 34

Transport Modeling of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Emissions from in Situ Burning of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

 

Jerry Beasley, Ramzi Kafoury, Ramata S. Reddy and Paul Tchounwou

 

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

 

PA - 35

Assessing Health Effects to Human Receptors Based on Air Quality of Regions Affected by Gulf Coast Oil Spill

 

Shawntae Hughes1, Gabrielle Cooper1, Tim Sunday2, Sugam Sharma2 and Hari Cohly1

 

1The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA

 

PA - 36

Assessment of Perfluorinated Compounds in Fish from U.S. Rivers

 

Roderick McDowell1, Carolyn Howard1, John Wathen2, Leanne Stahl2, Anthony R. Olsen3, Blaine Snyder4 and Harry McCarty5

 

1NIH-JSU Center for Environmental Health Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS,  2Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 3Office of Research and Development, Western Ecology Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR, 4Center for Ecological Sciences, Tetra Tech, Inc., Owings Mills, MD, and 5CSC, Alexandria, VA, USA

 

PA - 37

Obesity Modeling using Artificial Neural Networks

 

Luma Akil and H. Anwar Ahmad

 

Biostatisticial Support Unit, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 38

Analysis of Food-Borne Related Illness and Death from Exposure to E. coli

 

Luma Akil and H. Anwar Ahmad

 

Biostatisticial Support Unit, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box

18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 39

Assessment of Body Fat Composition in an Obesity Study

 

Stacey May, Octavia Moore, Luma Akil and H. Anwar Ahmad

 

Biostatisticial Support Unit, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 40

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer

 

Laurette D. Thuisseu and H. A. Ahmad

 

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

 

PA - 41

Coronary Heart Disease: Socioeconomic Patterns

 

Turquoise C. Alexander and Anwar Ahmad

 

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

 

PA - 42

Functional Insight of the Gas Protein (Smp_059340.1) in Regulating Schistosoma mansoni Development

 

Andreas N. Mbah and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

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

 

PA - 43

Analysis of Universal Stress Proteins Consortia in Terephthalate–Degrading Bioreactor

 

Andreas N. Mbah, Shaneka S. Simmons, Christina Bernard and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 44

Differential Expression of Universal Stress Proteins in Bacillus Species

 

Baraka S. Williams1, Wellington K. Ayensu1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1 and Bianca Garner2

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Division of Natural Science, Department of Biology, Tougaloo College, Jackson Mississippi 39174, USA

 

PA - 45

Predicting Functions of the Universal Stress Proteins in Metabolically Versatile Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Shaneka S. Simmons and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 46

Unraveling Stress Responsive Pathways in the Metabolic Versatile Rhodopseudomonas palustris

 

Shaneka S. Simmons, Tamara Medley, Andreas Mbah and Raphael D. Isokpehi

                         

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

 

PA - 47

Proposed Molecular Functions of Rhodopseudomonas palustris Genes Encoding Stress and Kinase Domains

 

Tamara Medley, Shaneka S. Simmons and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 48

Enriched Biological Information on Gap Junction Proteins: Implications for Cardovascular Research

 

Austin C. Russell, Matthew N. Anyanwu, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 49

Biomedical Literature Mining System for Influenza A Subtypes

 

Dominique Smith-McInnis, Ana Brown, Brittany Moore, Jennifer N. Sims, Matthew N. Anyanwu, Udensi K. Udensi, Wellington K. Ayensu, Hari H.P. Cohly and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 50

One Health Test Bank: An Example of Adaptable Education and Training Resources for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense

 

Dominique R. Smith-McInnis1, Ana Brown1, Brittany Moore1, Wellington Ayensu2, Bassirou Diatta2 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Mathematics, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 51

Carbohydrate Utilization Pathways Encoded in the Genome of Dental Pathogen Streptococcus mutans UA159

 

Christopher D. Cathey, Hari H.P. Cohly, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 52

Aquaporin Linked Molecular Tools for Personalized Diagnostics in Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

 

Donee’ L. McAllister, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 53

Gaining Bioinformatics Expertise through Quiz Making: Case Study of Nanoparticle Ontology

 

Kenneth Fiawoyife, Gabrielle Cooper, Christina O. Bernard, Beruh Dejene, Andrew Onyekachi, Ezana A. Demissie and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 54

Identifying Potential Diagnostic and Therapeutic Microrna for Cancer-Associated Kallikrein Genes

 

Natasha Amos, Donee’ L. McAllister, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

 

PA - 55

Extraction and Visual Analytics of Statistics on Atlantic Hurricane Season, 1872 to 2008

 

Shauna-Kay Spencer, Kafui Edusei, Samson Emeakpor, Udensi K. Udensi, Sylvia Leggette, Wellington K. Ayensu and Raphael D. Isokpehi

 

Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

 

PA - 56

Chromosomal Context of Edwardsiella Genes Encoding Universal Stress Proteins

 

Jessica L. Hobbs1, Wellington K. Ayensu1, Clement Yedjou2 and Raphael Isokpehi1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

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

 

 

PA - 57

Visual Analytics of Surveillance Data on Foodborne Vibriosis, United States, 1973–2010

 

Jennifer N. Sims1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Gabrielle A. Cooper1, Michael P. Bass1, Shyretha D. Brown1, Alison L. St. John2, Paul A. Gulig3 and Hari H.P. Cohly1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, Maryland, USA

3College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

 

PA - 58

Using Scenarios and Property Graphs to Integrate Diverse Sources of Data

 

Shelton D. Griffith1,2, Daniel J. Quest1, Thomas S. Brettin1 and Robert W. Cottingham1

 

1Life Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Building 1508, P.O. Box 2008, MS 6164, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

2Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 59

Visual Analytics Processing of Enriched Biological Concepts on Obesity Causal Genes

 

Kafui Edusei1, Xavier Alexander1, Matilda O. Johnson2, Michael Bauer3, Roger Hall3, Wellington K. Ayensu1, Steven F. Jennings1 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Bioinformatics, Jackson State University, Jackson MS, USA

2Department of Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa

3MidSouth Bioinformatics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas

 

PA - 60

Complexation of Lead by Bermuda Grass Root Exudates in Aqueous Media

 

C. C. Thomas1, A. D. Butler2, M. F. Begonia1, S. L. Larson2 and V. F. Medina2

 

1Department of Biology, P.O. Box 18540, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS, USA

 

PA - 61

Determination of the Rate of Transformation of Formamide Dimers and Resolved Spectra of Formamide Dimers

 

Mike Cato, Devashis Majumdar and Jerzy Leszczynski

 

Jackson State University, Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 62

Determination of the Effect of Metal Ion in Oxidative DNA Damage through a Fenton’s Reactions

 

Mike Cato, Devashis Majumdar and Jerzy Leszczynski

 

Jackson State University, Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 63

Exploration of Binding Modes between p300 and Chetomin by Zn Ejection using Computational Methods

 

Mike Cato1, Megan Peach2, Marc Nicklaus1 and Jerzy Leszyzynski1

 

1Jackson State University, Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, MD 21702, USA

 

PA - 64

Docking And Rotational Barrier Effects on the Activity of Various Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators used as Anti-Tumor Agents

 

M. Buckles1, J. S. Cooperwood2, J. Ford-Green3, M. Cato3, T. D. McGee4, L. Mandela5, L. D. Thomas6, A. Turner1, N. Wong2, A. Roitberg4, J. Leszczynski3 and J. Edwards1

 

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

2College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

3Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

4Department of Chemistry/Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

5Department Chemical Engineering, Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

6Department of Biology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

 

PA - 65

Breast Cancer Comparisons between African American and Caucasian Women in Southern States

 

Maria Smith-Dixon, Antoneicka Harris and H. A. Ahmad

 

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

 

PA - 66

Impact of Supra-Physiologic Retinoids on Ovalbumin-Sensitized F344 Lung Tissue and Reversal of Related Pathology by Citral

 

Carlene Holt-Gray, Ibrahim O. Farah and Robert J. Brown

 

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

 

PA - 67

Assessment of Stability and Solubility of Water-Soluble and Insoluble Ag Nanoparticles in Water/CTANOL System

 

James Daniels, Oliva M. Primera-Pedrozo, Mehmet Ates and Zikri Arslan

 

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

PA - 68

Separation of Titanium Ions and Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles In Vitro

 

Martha Johnson, Mehmet Ates and Zikri Arslan

 

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

 

PA - 69

Lipid Peroxidation Generated from Photoirradiation of Pyrene and its Mono-Substituted Derivatives

 

Tracie Perkins, Britney Johnson and Hongtao Yu

 

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

 

PA - 70

Toxicity of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles to Indian Major Carp, Labeo rohita on Haematological, Biochemical, Ionoregulatory and Enzymological Alterations

 

Manoharan Saravanan, Ravichandran Suganya and Mathan Ramesh

 

Unit of Toxicology, Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641 046, Tamil Nadu, India

 

PA - 71

Theoretical Calculations of the Ionization Potentials and Electron Affinities Of Guanine and Methyl Derivatives

 

Noel Matthews-Gardner, David Magers and Glake Hill, Jr.

 

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

 

PA - 72

Risk Factors for Marijuana use among Mississippi Adolescents

 

Tabeth Jiri1, Jung Hye Sung1 and Jae Eun Lee2

 

1Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Services, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson Medical Mall, Suite 301. Jackson, MS 39213-7681

2RCMI Translational Research Network Data and Coordinating Center, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1230Raymond Road, P.O. Box 1800, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 73

Association Between Days of Care and Hospital Ownership, 2005: Evidence from the National Hospital Discharge Survey

 

Vincent L. Mendy1, Jung Hye Sung1and Jae Eun Lee2

 

1Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Services, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson Medical Mall, Suite 301, Jackson, MS 39213-7681, USA

2RCMI 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

 

PA - 74

Renal Disease in Patient at Risk of Hypertensions

 

Xueyuan Wang1, Jung Hye Sung1 and Jae Eun Lee2

 

1Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Services, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson Medical Mall, Suite 301, Jackson, MS 39213-7681, USA

2RCMI Translational Research Network Data and Coordinating Center, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, P.O. Box1800, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 75

A Comparison of Forest Edge and Forest Interior Species using Automated Acoustic Monitoring    

 

M. R. Willig, J. Q. McComb and B. T. Klingbeil

 

Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering 3107, Horsebarn Hill Road, Building 4 Annex, U-4210 Storrs, CT 06269-4210, USA

 

PA - 76

Lewis Acid Promoted 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions in Water

 

Lenore S. Holmes and Ashton T. Hamme II

 

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

 

PA - 77

Solid and Solution Phase Binding Discrepancy of Oxoanion By Tripodal Tris-Urea Receptor

 

Avijit Pramanik1, Douglas R. Powell2, Radu Custelcean3 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

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

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

3Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA

 

PA - 78

A Thiophene-Based Dinuclear Azamacrocycle for Anion Sensing

 

Nabhan Karim, Jonathan Coleman, Musabbir A. Saeed and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

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

 

PA - 79

Anion Recognition and Selectivity by a Thiophene Based Cryptand

 

Musabbir A. Saeed1, Frank R. Fronczek2, Douglas R. Powell3 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

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

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

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

 

PA - 80

Synthesis and Binding Studies of an Expanded Azamacrocycle for Anions

Toyketa Horne and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39212, USA

 

PA - 81

Quinoline Based Bis-Urea Receptors for Anion Binding and Selectivity: A Comparative Study

 

Tiffany H. Russ, Avijit Pramanik and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

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

 

PA - 82

Synthesis and Binding Studies of a Macrocyclic Dinuclear Copper(Ii) Complex For Nucleotides in Water

 

Md Mhahabubur Rhaman, John S. Mendy and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39212, USA

 

PA - 83

Sensing of Anions with Macrocyclic Dinuclear Copper (Ii) Complexes

 

 Lisa Wren1, John S. Mendy1, Musabbir A. Saeed1, Frank R. Fronczek2, Douglas R. Powell3 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

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

 

PA - 84

Synthesis and Fluorescence Studies of a Thiophene-Based Azamacrocycle

 

Jonathan Coleman, Nabhan Karim, Musabbir A. Saeed and Md. Alamgir Hossain

 

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

 

PA - 85

Thiohene-Based Extended Macrocycles for Nitrate Binding

 

Syed Ataul Haque1, Musabbir. A. Saeed1, Douglas R. Powell2 and Md. Alamgir Hossain1

 

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

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

 

PA - 86

Mechanism of Spindle Assemble in the Absence of Chromatin

 

Sakeli M. Hall1, Dr. Claire Walczak2 and Lesley N. Weaver2

 

1Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2Medical Sciences Program, Indiana University Bloomington, IN, USA

 

PA - 87

Genetic Characterization, Metronidazole Susceptibility Testing, and Secreted Protease Activity of Clinical Trichomnas vaginalis Isolates

 

Denise C. Cornelius, Antrice Walker, LaKeisha Sims, Leandro Mena, Christina Muzny and John C. Meade

 

Department of Microbiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 88

Mastrophage: Generating A Fusion Between Mast Cells and Macrophages

 

Haleigh B. Eubanks1, J. W. Ford2, D. W. McVicar2, A. A. Hurwitz2 and S. K. Watkins2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Cancer and Inflammation Program, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA

 

PA - 89

Photoluminescence and Crystal Structure of Oxynitride Phosphors        

 

Takia Wheat1, Kristin Denault2 and Ram Seshadri2

 

1Analytical Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Materials Department

 

PA - 90

Mediator of Transcription Regulation – Structure Determination of the C-Terminal Domain (CTD) of Med17

 

Jameka Grigsby1, Tsuyoshi Imasaki2, Kentaro Yamada2 and Yuichiro Takagi2

 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA

2Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

 

PA - 91

 Structural and Functional Characterization of Aquaporin 7 and its Role in Male Fertility

 

Charnia Hall1, D. Trocquet2, K. Grant3, A. Mbah1, H. Cohly1, W. Ayensu1, B.S. Hennington3, E. Memili3 and R.D. Isokpehi1

 

1Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

2Department of Biology, Tougaloo College, MS, USA

2Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA

 

PA - 92

Environmental Health Policy Study: An Assessment of Regulatory Laws

 

Jamela Alexander and Marinelle Payton

 

Institute of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Center of Excellence in Minority Health, School of Health Science, College of Public Service, Jackson State University, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 93

Effect of Bacteria on the Phytoextraction of Lead from a Lead-Contaminated Soil by Triticum aestivum and Festuca arundinacea

 

Miriam Ighoavodha, Maria Begonia and Gregorio Begonia

 

Department of Biology, P.O. Box 18540, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

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