9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research  
Marriott Hotel, Jackson, MS, USA
September 16-19, 2012

Oral Presentations
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O - 01

Ni+2-Induced Global Deregulation of Gene Expression, Cytoskeletal Alterations, and Ca+2 Ion Distribution Alterations in Ni+2-Transformed 10t1/2 Mouse Embryo Cells


Joseph. R. Landolph, Jr.1,2,3, Prethi Samala1,3, Sara Keliipaakaua1,3 and Jiacong Guo1,3


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


O - 02

The Marine Toxin Okadaic Acid Modulates DNA (Cytosine-5)- Methyl Transferase Activity in Mouse Embryonic Stem ES-D3 Cell-Free System and in the Human Intestinal CaCo2-Cells


Edmond E. Creppy1, S. Moukha1, Eric Renault1 and Beatrice Sangare1,2


1Laboratory of Toxicology and Applied Hygiene, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, 146 rue Léo Saignat, F-33076 Bordeaux, France

2Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Abidjan, Abidjan, Ivory Coast


O - 03

Metabolism of Benzo(A)Pyrene by Subcellular Fractions of Jejunum and Colon in Apcmin Mouse


Kelly L. Harris, Leah D. Banks, Perumalla V. Rekhadevi, Mohammad S. Niaz, and Aramandla Ramesh


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


O - 04

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Involved in Arsenic Toxicity to Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HEPG2) Cells


Erika T. 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


O - 05

Type I NKT Cells Play a Protective (and Type II NKT Cells Play an Inhibitory) Role in the Host’s Innate Antitumor Immune Response Against a Mouse Model of Multiple Myeloma


Gourapura J. Renukaradhya1, Masood A. Khan1, Marcus Vieira1, Wenjun Du2, Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague2 and Randy R. Brutkiewicz1


1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 950 W. Walnut Street, Building R2, Room 302, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

2Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA


O - 06

Mechanisms Underlying the Testicular Toxicity of Atrazine and the Role of Quercetin as Chemoprotective Agent in Rats and Sertoli-Germ Cell Co-Culture


Ebenezer O. Farombi1, Sunny O. Abarikwu1 and Aditya B. Pant2


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

2Indian Institute of Toxicology, Lucknow, India


O - 07

Asian Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Aggravates Ethanol Toxicity in Japanese Ricefish (Oryzias latipes) Embryogenesis


M. H. Haron1,2, L. A. Walker1,2, I. A. Khan1 and A. K. Dasmahapatra1,2


1National Center for Natural Product Research, 2Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi, MS, USA


O - 08

Resveratrol Restores Function to the Testes and Epididymides of BAP-Treated Rats


Anthony E. Archibong1, Mohammad S. Niaz2 and Aramandla Ramesh2


1Departments of Physiology & 2Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA


O - 09

Investigations of Nanomaterials in Environment:  Advantages of Computational Methodology


Jerzy Leszczynski


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Interdisciplinary Nanotoxicity Center, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., Jackson, MS, 39217, USA


O - 10

Solid Nanoparticles and Nanoliposomes Loaded with Rhenium-Platinum Antitumor System in Cancer Treatment


Natalia  Shtemenko1 and Alexander Shtemenko2


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

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


O - 11

Application of Quantum Dot Technology for Photonic Imaging in Animal Reproduction


J. M. Feugang, R. C. Youngblood, H. L. Sánchez-Rodríguez, J. M. Greene, M. A. Crenshaw, S. T. Willard and P. L. Ryan


Facility for Organismal and Cellular Imaging, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA


O - 12

Gold Nanotechnology for Biological Imaging and Therapy


Paresh Chandra Ray, Sadia Afrin Khan, Anant Kumar Singh, Dulal Senapati , Zhen Fan, Teresa Demeritte and Rajashekhar Kanchanapally


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


O - 13

Profiling Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Silica Encapsulated Lead Selenide Nanoparticles on Mice Model In Vivo


Zikri Arslan1, Mehmet Ates1, Oliva M. Premira-Pedrozo2 and Ibrahim O. Farah3


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

2School of Science and Technology, Universidad Metropolitana (UMET), San Juan, PR 00926 USA

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


O - 14

Water and Sediment Pollution in the Laguna De Bustillos in Mexico; Its Concerns About the Environment and Human Health  


Hector Rubio-Arias, Rey M. Quintana and Adan Pinales Mungia


College of Zoo-technology and Ecology, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico, Periferico Francisco R. Almada, Km. 1 Colonia Zootecnia, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico CP:31000 


O - 15

Effect of Soil Sterilization on the Growth and Heavy Metal Accumulation of Plants Grown in Metal-Contaminated Soils


Maria Begonia, Rachel Knott, Gloria Miller and Gregorio Begonia


Department of Biology, P.O. Box 18540, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O - 16

Phytotoxicity of Mercyrty on Chinese Brake Fern with Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculation in Oak Ridge Soil


Sergio T. Pichardo1, John G. Kelly1, Fengxiang X. Han2, Yunjun Xia1, Valerie Philips1, Yi Su1 and Frank Matta1


1Institute for Clean Energy Technology, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


O - 17

The Effects of Crude Oil and Dispersant Toxicity on Marine Phytoplankton Productivity in the Gulf Of Mexico


Waneene C. Dorsey1, Gulnihal Ozbay2 and Paul B. Tchounwou3


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

2Deparment of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, USA

3Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory,  NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St., P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA


O - 18

Regulation of Pericellular pH Homeostasis in the Cancer Cell


Karam F. A. Soliman


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


O - 19

Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in Cr(VI)-Induced Cell Transformation


Xiangllin Shi


Graduate Center for Toxicology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40515, USA


O - 20

Trace Elements (Copper, Molybdenum, Selenium & Zinc) as Markers in Oral Precancer and Cancer


Sunali Khanna1, A. C. Udas2, G. Kiran Kumar2, S. Soundarajan2 and F. R. Karjodkar1


1Dept of Oral Medicine &Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, 400008 India

2Dept of Analytical Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 400085, India


O - 21

Identifying a Role for Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) in Prostate Cancer Progression


Joann Powell


Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


O - 22

Breast Carcinogenesis Induced by Environmental Substances and Estrogen and Counteracted by an Antioxidant


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


O - 23

Environmental Signaling and Gene Regulation: Integrating the Inside with the Outside


John A. McLachlan1,2, Melyssa Bratton1, Iryna Isakova1 and Matthew E. Burow3


1Departments of Pharmacology, 2Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and 3Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


O - 24

Arsenic-Induced Epigenetic Changes and Susceptibility to Prostate Carcinogenesis


Kamaleshwar P. Singh


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


O - 25

Role of Cardiotonic Steroid in Causation of Cerebral Vascular Leak Syndrome in Hypertension During Pregnancy: A Translational Approach


Mohammad N. Uddin1, Darijana Horvat2, Steven R. Allen1, Richard O. Jones1, David C. Zawieja2 and Thomas J. Kuehl1,3,4


Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology1 and Systems Biology & Translational Medicine2, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine/Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas, USA


O - 26

Mobile Elements as a Source of Environmentally Sensitive Genetic Instability


Prescott Deininger


Tulane Cancer Center and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA


O - 27

Anion Sensors 

Md. Alamgir Hossain


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


O - 28

Arsenic – A Beneficial Therapeutic and an Environmental Poison


José A. Centeno


International Medical Geology Association (IMGA), The Joint Pathology Center, Biophysical Toxicology, Silver Spring, MD, USA


O - 29

Low Level Lead Exposure and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases: A Preliminary Study


Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello1,2 Ana Carolina Bertin Almeida1, Conceição Turini2, Alissana Ester Camargo2, Tiemi Matsuo1,3


1 Graduate Program in Public Health, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil

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

3Department of Statistics, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil


O - 30

The Lignite-Water Syndrome: A Possible Environmental Health Threat to Millions


Robert B. Finkelman


Department of Geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA


O - 31

Assessment of Lead Exposure in Infants from 0 to 6 Years Old in the Township of Ndjili in Kinshasa (Dr Congo)


F. Zisa Kitelo, Mputu Malolo, Y. Nuapia, Ndelo Matondo and J. Ndelo-di-Phanzu


Laboratory of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo


O - 32

Natural Compounds and Vitamins Can Inhibit the PHIP Induced Cytotoxicity in MCF-10A Cells by Transcriptional and Translational Changes


Abhilash Samykutty, Carissa Jackson and Ashok Jain


Department of Natural Sciences, Albany State University, 504 College Dr. Albany, Georgia 31705


O - 33

Computing Mantel-Haenszel Adjusted Informational Odds Ratios: Application in Environment Exposure Studies


Jimmy T. Efird


Center for Health Disparities Research and Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858, USA


O - 34

Source-Receptor Modeling Using ARW Weather Prediction Model and Hysplit Pollutant Dispersion Model to Assess Mercury Pollution over the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region


Anjaneyulu Yerramilli, Venkata Bhaskar Rao Dodla, Srinivas Desamsetti, Julius Baham, John Young, Robert Hughes and Chuck Patrick


Trent Lott Geospatial & Visualization Research Center, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS 39204, USA


O - 35

Climatic Trends in Tornado Vulnerability and Convective Available Potential Energy Over Mississippi, USA


Venkata B. Dodla1, Sudha Yerramilli2, Srinivas Desamsetti1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1 and David Bandi2


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

2National Center for Biodefense Communications, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson MS 39204, USA


O - 36

Detection and Mapping of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms Using Satellite Data in One Louisiana Lake and Four Mississippi Lakes


Padmanava Dash


Department of Biology and the Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


O - 37

A Study of Airborne Diseases Over Mississippi Region Using Air Quality, Meteorological Parameters And Modeling


Francis Tuluri1, Desmond Vance1, R. Suseela Reddy1, Jerry Beasley2, Lei Zhang3, Bhaskar Rao Dodla1 and Yerramilli Anjaneyulu1


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

2Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

3Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson, Mississippi, USA


O - 38

Environmental Factors Influencing Asthma Severity and Control Among Children Participating in Heal, Phase II


Candice Wilson1, Leonard Jack Jr.1, Sandra C. Hayes2, Robert Post3, Kristi Rapp1 and Floyd Malveaux4


1Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education, Xavier University of Louisiana,1 Drexel Drive  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

2Owens Health and Wellness Center, Tougaloo College, 500 W. County Line Rd. Tougaloo, MS, USA

3Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans, 3201 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA, USA

4Merck Childhood Asthma Network, 1400 K Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington DC, USA


O - 39

SMR-Derived Peptide Disrupts HIV-1 NEF’s Interaction With Mortalin and Blocks Virus and NEF Exosome Release


Vincent C. Bond, Martin N. Shelton, Ming-Bo Huang, Syed A. Ali and Michael D. Powell


Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA



O - 40

Effects of Chia Seed (Salvia Hispanica L.) Suplementation on Body Weight and Metabolic Control in Diabetic Rats   


Jorge L. Ble-Castillo1, Isela E. Juárez-Rojop1, Hidemi Aguilar-Mariscal1, Ruben Cordova-Uscanga1, Maria R. Lopez-Guevara2, LauraVidal-Garcia1, Guadalupe Salvador-Garcia1 and Juan C. Diaz-Zagoya1   


1Centro de Investigacion, División Académica de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

2Hospital General de Zona 46, IMSS, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico


O - 41

Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Influenza Virus in the State of Mississippi


Sudha Yerramilli, Dayakar P. Nittala and David Bandi


National Center for Biodefense Communications (NCBC), Mississippi e-Center, Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Road, Box 900, Jackson MS 39204-4530, USA


O - 42

HIV Pidemiological Findings Amongst Agro-Industrial Workers in the Tiko Banana Project in Cameroon


Dora Mbanya1,2, Pamela Mbang1, Claude Tayou Tagny1.2, Annick Mintya-Ndoumba2 and Lazare Kaptue3


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

2University Teaching Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon

3University of Montagnes, Bangangté, Cameroon


O - 43

Differences in HIV/AIDS Knowledge between Historically Black College and University Students Who Use and Do Not Use Real-Time Technology


Patrick N. Nhigula


Walden University College of Health Science, Minneapolis, Minnesota


O - 44

Neural Network Modeling: An Efficient Tool to Forecast Biological Variables


H. A. Ahmad and L. Akil


Department of Biology, JSU Box 18540, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA


O - 45

A Profile of Primary Health Care Workforce Disparities in Central Mississippi


Johnnie M. Hawkins1, Sandra C. Hayes1, Sudha Yerramilli2, Dayakar Nittala2, David Bandi2 and DeMarc Hickson3


1Owens Health and Wellness Center, Tougaloo College, 500 W. County Line Rd. Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174, USA

2National Center for Biodefense Communications (NCBC), Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University, 1230 Raymond Rd, Box 900, Jackson, Mississippi 39204, USA

3My Brother’s Keeper, Inc, 710 Avignon Drive, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157, USA