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PROJECT 1: Mechanism of Toxicant-induced Testicular Sensitization
Kim Boekelheide, M.D., Ph.D.
2013
Campion, S.N., Aubrecht, J., Boekelheide, K., et al. (2013). The Current Status of Biomarkers for Predicting Toxicity. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol, [PMC Journal – In Process]
2012
Campion SN, Catlin N, Houseman EA, Hensley J, Sui Y, Gaido KW, Wu Z, Boekelheide K (2012) Molecular Alterations Underlying the Enhanced Disruption of Spermatogenesis by 2,5-Hexanedione and Carbendazim Co-exposure. Reprod Toxicol. 33(3): 382-9 PMCID: PMC3327768
Pacheco SE, Anderson LM, Boekelheide K (2012) Optimization of a filter-lysis protocol to purify rat testicular homogenates for automated spermatid counting. J. Androl. 33(5): 811-6 PMCID: PMC 3598013
Pacheco SE, Anderson LM, Sandrof MA, Vantangoli MM, Hall SJ, Boekelheide K (2012) Sperm mRNA transcripts are indicators of sub-chronic low dose testicular injury in the Fischer 344 rat. PLoS ONE 7(8): e44280 PMCID: PMC3432073
Springer C, Dere E, Hall SJ, McDonnell-Clark E, Roberts SC, Butt CM, Stapleton HM, Watkins DJ, McClean MD, Webster TF, Schlezinger JJ, Boekelheide K (2012) Rodent thyroid, liver, and fetal testis toxicity of the monoester metabolite of bis-(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (TBPH), a novel brominated flame retardant present in indoor dust. Environ Health Perspect 120(12): 1711–1719 PMCID: PMC3548273
2011
Andersen ME, Clewell HJ, Carmichael PL, Boekelheide K (2011) Can case study approaches speed implementation of the NRC report: “toxicity testing in the 21st century: a vision and a strategy?” ALTEX 28(3): 175-82 NIHMSID: 452393
Bhattacharya S, Zhang Q, Carmichael PL, Boekelheide K, Andersen ME (2011) Toxicity testing in the 21 century: defining new risk assessment approaches based on perturbation of intracellular toxicity pathways. PLoS One 6(6): e20887 PMCID: PMC3118802
Pacheco SE, Houseman EA, Christensen BC, Marsit CJ, Kelsey KT, Sigman M, Boekelheide K (2011) Integrative DNA methylation and gene expression analyses identify DNA packaging and epigenetic regulatory genes associated with low motility sperm. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20280 PMCID: PMC3107223
2010
Boekelheide K, Campion SN (2010) Toxicity testing in the 21st century: using the new toxicity testing paradigm to create a taxonomy of adverse effects. Toxicol Sci. 114(1): 20-4 PMCID: PMC2902917
Campion SN, Houseman EA, Sandrof MA, Hensley J, Sui Y, Gaido KW, Wu Z, Boekelheide K (2010) Suppression of Radiation-induced Testicular Germ Cell Apoptosis. II. Gene Array Analysis Reveals Adaptive Changes in Cell Cycle and Cell Death Pathways. Toxicol Sci. 117(2): 457-65 PMCID: PMC2940405
Campion SN, Sandrof MA, Yamasaki H, Boekelheide K (2010) Suppression of Radiation-induced Testicular Germ Cell Apoptosis. III. Candidate Gene Analysis Identifies a Role for Fas in the Attenuation of X-ray-induced apoptosis. Toxicol Sci. 117(2): 466-74 PMCID: PMC2940406
Yamasaki H, Sandrof MA, Boekelheide K (2010) Suppression of Radiation-induced Testicular Germ Cell Apoptosis by 2,5-Hexanedione Pretreatment. I. Histopathological Analysis Reveals Stage-Dependence of Attenuated Apoptosis. Toxicol Sci. 117(2): 449-56 PMCID: PMC2940404
2009
Paul E, Cronan R, Weston PJ, Boekelheide K, Sedivy JM, Lee SY, Wiest DL, Resnick MB, Klysik JE. (2009) Disruption of Supv3L1 damages the skin and causes sarcopenia loss of fat, and death. Mamm Genome 20(2): 92-108 PMCID: PMC2667228
2008
Bryant, B.H., Yamasaki, H., Sandrof, M., Boekelheide, K. Spermatid head retention as a marker of 2,5-hexanedione-induced testicular toxicity in the rat. Toxicol. Pathol.
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Klysik, J., Theroux, S.J., Sedivy, J.M., Moffit, J.S., Boekelheide, K. Signaling crossroads: The function of Raf kinase inhibitory protein in cancer, the central nervous system. Cell Signal.
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2007
Boekelheide, K. Toxicological Highlight - Mixed Messages. Toxicol. Sci.
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Bryant, B.H., Boekelheide, K. Time-dependent changes in post-mortem testis histopathology in the rat. Toxicol. Pathol.
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Moffit, J.S., Boekelheide, K., Sedivy, J.M., Klysik, J. Mice lacking Raf kinase Inhibitor Protein-1 (RKIP-1) have altered sperm capacitation and reduced reproduction rates with a normal response to testicular injury. J. Androl.
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Moffit, J.S., Bryant, B.H., Hall, S.J., Boekelheide K. Dose-dependent effects of Sertoli cell toxicants 2,5-hexanedione, carbendazim, and mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in adult rat testis. Toxicologic Pathol.
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Rasoulpour, R.J., Boekelheide, K. NF-kappaB activation elicited by ionizing radiation is proapoptotic in testis. Biol. Reprod.
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2006
Rasoulpour, R.J., Boekelheide, K. The Sycp1-Cre transgenic mouse and male germ cell inhibition of NF-kappa b. J. Androl.
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PROJECT 2: Toxicity Of Metallic Nanoparticles And Carbon Nanotubes
Agnes Kane, M.D., Ph.D.
2013
*Wang Z, von dem Bussche A, Kabadi P, Kane A, Hurt R. (2013). Biological and Environmental Transformations of Copper-Based Nanomaterials. ACS Nano, [PMC Journal – In Process].
*Li, Y., Yuan, H., von dem Bussche, A., Creighton, M., Hurt, R.H., Kane, A.B, Gao, H. (2013). Graphene microsheets enter cells through spontaneous membrane penetration at edge asperities and corner sites. Proc Natl Acad Sci, [PMC Journal – In Process]
2012
*Chen Y, Guo F, Jachak A, Kim SP, Datta D, Liu J, Kulaotos I, Vaslet C, Jang HD, Huang J, Kane A, Shenoy VB, Hurt RH (2012) Aerosol synthesis of cargo-filled graphene nanosacks. Nano Lett. 12(4): 1996-2002 PMCID: PMC3357130
*Creighton MA, Rangel-Mendez JR, Huang J, Kane AB, Hurt, RH (2012) Graphene Induced Adsorptive and Optical Artifacts During In Vitro Toxicology Assays. Small, NIHMSID: 445996
*Liu J, Wang Z, Liu FD, Kane AB, Hurt RH (2012) Chemical Transformations of Nanosilver in Biological Environments. ACS Nano 6(11): 9887-99 PMCID: PMC3508364
*Sanchez V, Jachak A, Hurt, RH, Kane AB (2012) Biological interactions of graphene-family nanomaterials: An interdisciplinary review. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 25(1): 15-34 PMCID: PMC3259226
2011
*Liu X, Sen S. Liu J, Kulaots I, Geohegan D, Kane AB, Palmore T, Hurt RH (2011) Antioxidant deactivation on graphene nanocarbon surfaces. Small 7(19): 2775-85 PMCID: PMC 3634619
*Pietruska JR, Liu X, Smith A, McNeil K, Weston P, Zhitkovich A, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2011) Bioavailability, intracellular mobilization of nickel and HIF-1? Activation in human lung epithelial cells exposed to metallic nickel and nickel oxide nanoparticles. Toxicol Sci. 124(1): 138-48 PMCID: PMC3196652
*Sanchez VC, Weston P, Yan A, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2011) A 3-dimensional in vitro model of epithelioid granulomas induced by high aspect ratio nanomaterials. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 8:17 PMCID: PMC3120675
*Shi X, von dem Bussche A, Hurt RH, Kane AB, Gao H (2011) Cell entry of one-dimensional nanomaterials occurs by tip recognition and rotation. Nat. Nanotechnol. 6(11): 714-9 PMCID: PMC3215144
2010
Broaddus VC, Everitt JI, Black B, Kane AB (2010) Non-neoplastic and neoplastic endpoints following fiber exposure. J. Toxicol. And Environ. Health B Crit Rev. 14(1-4): 153-78 PMCID: PMC3118521.
Lau BW, Kane AB (2010) SDF1/CXCL12 is involved in recruitment of stem-like progenitor cells to orthotopic murine malignant mesothelioma spheroids. Anticancer Res. 30(6): 2153-60 PMCID: PMC3641861
*Liu X, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2010) Biodurability of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Depends on Surface Functionalization. Carbon N Y. 48(7): 1961-1969 PMCID: PMC2844903
*Pietruska JR, Johnston T, Zhitkovich A, *Kane AB (2010) XRCC1 Deficiency Sensitizes Human Lung Epithelial Cells to Genotoxicity by Crocidolite Asbestos and Libby Amphibole. Environ Health Perspect. 118(12): 1707-13. PMCID: PMC3205592
2009
*Sanchez VC, Pietruska, JR, Miselis NR, Hurt RH, Kane, AB (2009) Biopersistence and potential adverse health impacts of fibrous nanomaterials: what have we learned from asbestos? Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 1(5): 511-29 PMCID: PMC2864601.
2008
*Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. Nanotoxicology: The Asbestos Analogy Revisited. Nat. Nanotechnol.
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*Guo, L., Von Dem Bussche, A., Buechner, M., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. Adsorption of essential micronutrients by carbon nanotubes and its implications for nanotoxicity testing. Small.
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*Liu, X., Guo, L., Morris, D., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. Targeted removal of bioavailable metal as a detoxification strategy for carbon nanotubes. Carbon.
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2007
*Guo, L., Liu, X., Sanchez, V., Vaslet, C., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. A window of opportunity: Designing carbon nanomaterials for environmental safety and health. Mater. Sci. Forum.
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*Guo, L., Morris, D.G., Liu, X., Vaslet C., Hurt, R.H., Kane, A.B. Iron bioavailability and redox activity in diverse carbon nanotube samples. Chem. Mater.
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*Liu, X., Gural, V., Morris, D., Murray, D., Zhitkovich, A., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. Bioavailability of nickel in single-wall carbon nanotubes. Adv. Mater.
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Pietruska, J.R., Kane, A.B. SV40 oncoproteins enhance asbestos-induced dna double-strand breaks and abrogate senescence in murine mesothelial cells. Cancer Res.
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*Yan, A., Von Dem Bussche, A., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate as a safe, antioxidant surfactant for processing carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. Carbon.
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2006
*Hurt, R.H., Monthioux, M., Kane, A.B. Toxicology of carbon nanomaterials: status, trends, and perspectives on the special issue. Carbon.
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*Yan, A., Lau, B.W., Weissman, B.S., Kulaots, I., Yang, N.Y.C., Kane,A.B., Hurt, R.B. Biocompatible hydrophilic supramolecular carbon nanoparticles for cell delivery. Adv. Mater.
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PROJECT 3: Genetic Stress and Toxicant-induced Pregnancy Disruption
Surendra Sharma, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
2013
Freitag N, Tirado-González I, Barrientos G, Herse F, Thijssen VL, Weedon-Fekjær SM, Schulz H, Wallukat G, Klapp BF, Nevers T, Sharma S, Staff AC, Dechend R, Blois SM. (2013). Interfering with Gal-1-mediated angiogenesis contributes to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(28): 11451-6. PMCID: PMC3710834
Kalkunte S, Neubeck S, Norris WE, Cheng S, Kostadinov S, Hoang DV, Ahmed A, Eggeling F, Shaikh Z, Padbury J, Berg G, Olofsson A, Markert UR, and Sharma S. (2013). Transthyretin is dysregulated in preeclampsia and its native form prevents the onset of disease in a preclinical mouse model. Am J Pathol, 183(5): 1425-36. PMCID: PMC3814653
Sun Y, Qin X, Shan B, Wang W, Zhu Q, Sharma S, Wu J, Lin Y (2013) Differential Effects of CpG-TLR9 Axis on Pregnancy Outcome in Non-obese Diabetic Mice and Wild-type Controls. Fertility and Sterility pii: S0015-0282(13)00177-5 [Epub ahead of print] NIHMSID: 456184
Thaxton JE, Nevers T, Lippe EO, Blois SM, Saito S and Sharma S. (2013). NKG2D blockade inhibits poly (I:C)-triggered fetal loss in wild type but not in IL-10-/- mice. J Immunol 190: 3639-3647. PMCID: PMC3608719
Thaxton J, Saito S, Sharma S (2013) NKG2D Blockade Inhibits Poly(I:C)-Triggered Fetal Loss in Wild Type but Not IL-10-/- Mice. J Immunol [Epub ahead of print] NIHMSID: 441849
2011
Kalkunte S, Nevers T, Norris W, Sharma S (2011) Vascular IL-10: A protective role in preeclampsia. J Reprod Immunol. 88(2): 165-9 PMCID: PMC3621108
Lai Z, Kalkunte S, Sharm S (2011) A critical role of interleukin-10 in modulating hypoxia-induced preeclampsia-like disease in mice. Hypertension 57(3): 505-14 PMCID: PMC3621110
Norris, W., Nevers, T., Sharma, S. and Kalkunte, S. (2011) Review: hCG, preeclampsia and regulatory T cells. Placenta. Mar;32 Suppl 2:S182-5. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2011.01.009. Epub 2011 Feb 4. PMCID: PMC3061407
Robbins JC, Marsit CJ, Padbury JF, Sharma S (2011) Endocrine disruptors, environmental oxygen, epigenetics, and pregnancy. Frontiers in Bioscience 3: 690-700 PMCID: PMC3050574
2010
Kalkunte S, Boij R, Norris W, Friedman J, Lai Z, Kurtis J, Ham KH, Padbury J, Matthiesen L, Sharma S (2010) Sera from preeclampsia patients elicit symptoms of human disease in mice and provide a basis for an in vitro predictive assay. Am J Pathol. 77(5): 2387-98 PMCID: PMC2966797
Sharma S, Norris W, Kalkunte S (2010) Beyond the threshold: an etiological bridge between hypoxia and immunity in preeclampsia. J Reprod Immunol. 85(1): 112-6 PMCID: PMC3621111
Sharma S, Stabila J, Pietras L, Singh AR, McGonnigal B, Ernerudh J, Mathhiesen L, Padbury JF (2010) Haplotype-dependent differential activation of the human IL-10 gene promoter in macrophages and trophoblasts: Implications for placental IL-10 deficiency and pregnancy complications. Am J Reprod Immunol. 64(3): 179-87 PMCID: PMC3634123
Thaxton J, Sharma S (2010) Interleukin-10: A multi-faceted agent of pregnancy. Am J Reprod Immunol. 63(6): 482-91 PMCID: PMC3628686
Thaxton J, Nevers T, Sharma S (2010) TLR-mediated preterm birth in response to pathogenic agents. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. pii: 378472 PMCID: PMC2933901
2009
Kalkunte S, Lai Z, Norris W, Pietras L, Tewari N, Boij R, Neubeck S, Markert U, Sharma S (2009) Novel approaches for mechanistic understanding and predicting preeclampsia. J Reprod Immunol. 83(1-2) 134-8 PMCID: PMC2790420
Kalkunte S, Wira C, Sentman C, and Sharma S (2009) Vascular endothelial growth factor C facilitates immune tolerance and endovascular activity of human uterine NK cells at the maternal-fetal interface. J Immunol 182(7) 4085-92. PMCID: PMC3616376
McGowan EC, Kostadinov S, McLean K, Venturini D, Romero R, Laptook AR, Sharma S (2009) Placental IL-10 dysregulation and association with bronchopulmonary dysplasia risk. Pediatric Res. 66(4): 455-60 PMCID: PMC2795791
Murphy S, Hanna NN, Fast L, Shaw SK, Berg G, Padbury G, Romero R, and Sharma S (2009) Evidence for participation of uterine natural killer cells in the mechanisms responsible for spontaneous preterm labor and delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 200(3): 308 NIHMSID: 453457
*Tewari N, Kalkunte S, Murray D, Sharma S (2009) The water channel aquaporin 1 is a novel molecular target of polychlorinated biphenyls for in utero anomalies. J. Biol. Chem. 284(22): 15224-32 PMCID: PMC2685703
Thaxton, JE, Romero, R, and Sharma S (2009) TLR-9 activation coupled to IL-10 deficiency induces adverse pregnancy outcomes. J Immunol. 183(2): 1144-54 PMCID: PMC2785500
2008
Kalkunte, S., Chichester, C., Sentman, C., Romero, R., Sharma, S. Evolution of non-cytotoxic uterine Natural Killer (uNK) cells. Am J Reprod Immunol.
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Abrahams VM, Aldo PB, Murphy SP, Visintin I, Koga K, Wilson G, Romero R, Sharma S, Mor G. TLR6 modulates first trimester trophoblast responses to peptidoglycan. J Immunol.
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Gotsch, F., Romero, R., Kusanovic, J. P., Erez, O., Espinoza, J., Kim, C. J., Vaisbuch, E., Than, G. N., Mazaki-Tovi, S., Chaiworapongsa, T., Mazor, M., Bo Yoon, B. H., Edwin, S., Gomez, R., Mittal, P., Hassan, S., Sharma, S. The anti-inflammatory limb of the immune response in preterm labor, intra-amniotic infection/inflammation and spontaneous parturition at term: A role for Interleukin-10. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med.
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Gustafsson C, Mjoesberg J, Matussek A, Geffers R, Matthiesen L, Berg G, Sharma S, Buer J, Ernerudh J. Gene expression profiling of human decidual macrophages: Evidence for immunosuppressive phenotype. PLoS One.
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Lee, H-S., Wang, Y., Maciejewski, B. S., Esho, K., Fulton, C., Sharma, S., Sanchez-Estaban, J. Interleukin-10 Protects cultured fetal rat type II epithelial cells from injury induced by mechanical stretch. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol.
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2007
Mondestin-Sorrentino, M., Smulian, J. N., Vintzileos, A. M., Sorrentino, D., Ananth, C. V., Sharma, S., Hanna, N. N. Variations in cervical IL-10 and IL-8 concentrations throughout gestation in normal pregnancies. Am J Reprod Immunol.
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Than, N.G., Paidas, M.J., Mizutani, S., Sharma, S., Padbury, J., Barnea, E. R. Embryo-placento-maternal interaction and biomarkers: from diagnosis to therapy--a workshop report. Placenta.
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2006
Sharma, S., Murphy, S., Barnea, E. Genes regulating implantation and fetal development: A focus on mouse knockout models. Front Biosci.
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Tewari, N., Murphy, S.P., Sharma, S. Genetic stress (IL-10 deficiency) and toxicant (PCB)-induced disruption of pregnancy. Am. J. Reprod. Immunol.
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2005
Hanna, N., Bonifacio, L., Weinberger, B., Reddy, P., Murphy, S., Romero, R., Sharma, S. Evidence for Interleukin-10-mediated inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 expression and prostaglandin production in preterm human placenta. Am. J. Reprod. Immunol.
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Murphy, S., Fast, L., Hanna, N., Sharma, S. Uterine NK cells mediate inflammation induced fetal demise in IL-10-null mice. J. Immunol.
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De Paepe, M. E., Mao, Q., Chao, Y., Powell, J. L., Rubin, L. P., Sharma, S. Hyperoxia-induced apoptosis and Fas/FasL expression in lung epithelial cells. Am J Physiol (Lung Cell Mol Physiol)
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Clybouw C, McHichi B, Mouhamad S, Auffredou MT, Bourgeade MF, Sharma S, Leca G, Vazquez A. EBV infection of human B lymphocytes leads to down-regulation of Bim expression: relationship to resistance to apoptosis. J. Immunol.
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PROJECT 4: Biological Dosimetry Of Hexavalent Chromium
Anatoly Zhitkovich, Ph.D.
2013
Wong V.C., Morse J.L. and Zhitkovich A. (2013). p53 activation by Ni(II) is a HIF-1a independent response causing caspases 9/3-mediated apoptosis in human lung cells. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 269: 233-239. PMCID: PMC3666101
Luczak M.W. and Zhitkovich A. (2013). Role of direct reactivity with metals in chemoprotection by N-acetylcysteine against chromium(VI), cadmium(II) and cobalt(II). Free Radic. Biol. Med. 65: 262-269. PMCID: PMC3823631
Green S.E., Luczak M.W., Morse J.L., DeLoughery Z. and Zhitkovich A. (2013). Uptake, p53 pathway activation and cytotoxic responses for Co(II) and Ni(II) in human lung cells: implications for carcinogenicity. Toxicol. Sci. [PMC Journal – In Process]
2012
Reynolds M, Armknecht S, Johnston T, Zhitkovich A (2012) Undetectable role of oxidative DNA damage in cell cycle, cytotoxic and clastogenic effects of Cr(VI) in human lung cells with restored ascorbate levels. Mutagenesis 27: 437-443 PMCID: PMC3382305
Wong V, Armknecht S, Zhitkovich A (2012) Metabolism of Cr(VI) by ascorbate but not glutathione is a low oxidant-generating process. J. Trace Elem. Med. Biol. 26: 192-196 PMCID: PMC3380165
2011
*Pietruska JR, Liu X, Smith A, McNeil K, Weston P, Zhitkovich A, Hurt R, Kane AB (2011) Bioavailability, intracellular mobilization of nickel, and HIF-1? activation in human lung epithelial cells exposed to metallic nickel and nickel oxide nanoparticles. Toxicol. Sci. 124(1):138-48 PMCID: PMC3196652
Zhitkovich A (2011) Chromium in drinking water: sources, metabolism and cancer risks. Chem Res Toxicol 24(10): 1617-29 PMCID: PMC3196244
2010
Macfie A, Hagan E, Zhitkovich A. (2010) Mechanism of DNA-protein cross-linking by chromium. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 23(2): 341-7 PMCID: PMC2822107
*Pietruska JR, Johnston, T, Zhitkovich A, Kane AB (2010) XRCC1 Deficiency Sensitizes Human Lung Epithelial Cells to Genotoxicity by Crocidolite Asbestos and Libby Amphibole. Environ Health Perspect 118(12): 1707-13 PMCID: PMC3205592
2009
Zecevic A, Menard H, Gurel V, Hagan E, DeCaro R and Zhitkovich A (2009) WRN helicase promotes repair of DNA double-strand breaks caused by aberrant mismatch repair of chromium-DNA adducts. Cell Cycle 8(17): 2769-78 PMCID: PMC3226781
2008
Branco R., Chung A.P., Jonhston T., Gurel V., Morais P., Zhitkovich A. The chromate-inducible chrBACF operon from the transposable element TnOtChr confers resistance to chromium(VI) and superoxide. J. Bacteriol.
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Guttmann D., Poage G., Johnston T.,Zhitkovich A. Reduction with glutathione is a weakly mutagenic pathway in chromium(VI) metabolism. Chem. Res. Toxicol.
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Reynolds M., Zhitkovich A. Ascorbate-mediated toxicity of hexavalent chromium in human cells. Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine, vol. 10, pp. 304-309. Eds. Ph. Collery, I. Maymard, L. Khassanova, T. Collery. John Libbey Eurotext, Paris (2008).
Salnikow K., Zhitkovich A. Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in metal carcinogenesis and cocarcinogenesis: nickel, arsenic and chromium. Chem. Res. Toxicol.
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2007
*Liu, X., Gural, V., Morris, D., Murray, D., Zhitkovich, A., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. Bioavailability of nickel in single-wall carbon nanotubes. Adv. Mater.
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Reynolds M., Zhitkovich, A. Cellular vitamin C increases chromate toxicity via a death program requiring mismatch repair but not p53. Carcinogenesis.
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Reynolds M., Stoddard L., Bespalov I., Zhitkovich A. Ascorbate acts as a highly potent inducer of chromate mutagenesis and clastogenesis: linkage to DNA breaks in G2 phase by mismatch repair. Nucleic Acids Res.
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2006
Karaczyn A., Ivanov S., Reynolds M., Zhitkovich A., Kasprzak K.S., Salnikow K. Ascorbate depletion mediates up-regulation of hypoxia-associated proteins by cell density and nickel. J. Cell. Biochem.
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Messer J., Reynolds M., Stoddard L., Zhitkovich A. Causes of DNA single-strand breaks during reduction of chromate by glutathione in vitro and in cells. Free Radic. Biol. Med.
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Quievryn, G., Messer, J., Zhitkovich A. Lower mutagenicity but higher stability of Cr-DNA adducts formed during gradual chromate activation with ascorbate. Carcinogenesis.
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PROJECT 5: Development of Novel Electrochemical Techniques for Heavy Metals Removal, Remediation, and Recovery
Joseph Calo, Ph.D., P.E.
2012
Calo JM, Madhavan L, Kirchner J, Bain EJ (2012) Arsenic Removal Via ZVI in a Hybrid Spouted Vessel/Fixed Bed Filter System. Chem Eng J 189–190: 237–243 PMCID: PMC3332536
Calo JM, Grimshaw P, Hradil G (2012) Cyclic electrowinning/precipitation (CEP) for the removal of mixtures of heavy metals from aqueous solutions. Chem Eng J 175: 103-109 PMCID: PMC3217272
2011
Grimshaw P, Calo JM, Hradil G (2011) Co-electrodeposition/Removal of Copper and Nickel in a Spouted Electrochemical Reactor. Ind Eng Chem Res 50(16): 9532-9538 PMCID: PMC3160638
Grimshaw P, Calo JM, Hradil G (2011) Cyclic electrowinning/precipitation (CEP) system for the removal of heavy metal mixtures from aqueous solutions. Chemical Engineering Journal 175: 103-109 PMCID: PMC3217272
Grimshaw P, Calo JM, Shirvanian PA, Hradil G (2011) Electrodeposition/Removal of Nickel in a Spouted Electrochemical Reactor. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50(16): 9525-9531 PMCID: PMC3203021.
2010
Bain EJ, Calo JM, Spitz-Steinberg R, Kirchner J, Axen J (2010) Electrosorption/electrodesorption of arsenic on a granular activated carbon in the presence of other heavy metals. Energy Fuels 24(6): 3415-3421 PMCID: PMC2918896
2009
Morallon-Nunez E, Arias-Pardilla J, Calo, JM, Cazorla-Amoros D (2009) Arsenic species interactions with a porous carbon electrode as determined with an electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance. Electrochim. Acta. 54(16): 3996-4004 PMCID: PMC2778499.
2007
Bain, E., Calo, J.M. Porous materials for the adsorption/electrosorption of arsenic and chromium species from aqueous solutions. Am. Chem. Soc. Environ. Chem. Div. Preprints 47:211, 2007.
Yao, P., Calo, J.M., Hradil, G.I. Removal of metal mixtures from aqueous solutions with a spouted particulate electrode. Am. Chem. Soc. Environ. Chem. Div. Preprints 47:207, 2007.
2006
Gao, Y.-M., Calo, J.M., Hradil, G., Yao, P. Electrosorption/Electro-Desorption of Arsenic on an Activated Carbon in a Continuous Flow Cell. Proc. Carbon 2006, Paper No. SA477, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2006.
Shirvanian, P.A., Calo, J.M., Hradil, G.I. Numerical simulation of fluid-particle hydrodynamics in a rectangular spouted vessel. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 32:739-53, 2006.
2005
Shirvanian, P.A., Calo, J.M. Copper recovery in a particulate spouted bed electrode. J. Appl. Electrochem. 35:101-11, 2005.

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PROJECT 6: Nanomaterial Design for Environmental Health and Safety
Robert Hurt, Ph.D.
2013
*Wang Z, von dem Bussche A, Kabadi P, Kane A, Hurt R. (2013). Biological and Environmental Transformations of Copper-Based Nanomaterials. ACS Nano, [PMC Journal – In Process].
*Li, Y., Yuan, H., von dem Bussche, A., Creighton, M., Hurt, R.H., Kane, A.B, Gao, H. (2013). Graphene microsheets enter cells through spontaneous membrane penetration at edge asperities and corner sites. Proc Natl Acad Sci PMID: 23840061 [PMC Journal – In Process]
2012
*Chen Y, Guo F, Jachak A, Kim SP, Datta D, Liu J, Kulaots I, Vaslet C, Jang HD, Huang J, Kane A, Shenoy VB, Hurt RH (2012) Aerosol synthesis of cargo-filled graphene nanosacks. Nano Lett. 12(4): 1996–2002 PMCID: PMC3357130
*Creighton MA, Rangel-Mendez JR, Huang J, Kane AB, Hurt, RH (2012) Graphene Induced Adsorptive and Optical Artifacts During In Vitro Toxicology Assays. Small. NIHMSID: 445996
Guo F, Silverberg G, Bowers S, Kim SP, Datta D, Shenoy V, Hurt RH (2012) Graphene-based environmental barriers. Environ Sci Technol 46(14): 7717–7724 PMCID: PMC3415037
Jachak A, Creighton M, Qiu Y, Kane AB, Hurt RH (2012) Biological Interactions and Safety of Graphene Materials. MRS Bulletin (invited review) 37: 1307-131 PMCID: PMC3259226
*Liu J, Wang Z, Liu FD, Kane AB, Hurt RH (2012) Chemical Transformations of Nanosilver in Biological Environments. ACS Nano 6(11): 9887–9899 PMCID: PMC3508364
Liu J, Katahara J, Li G, Coe-Sullivan S, Hurt RH (2012) Degradation products from consumer nanocomposites: a case study on quantum dot lighting. Environ Sci Technol 46(6): 3220–3227 PMCID: PMC3362202
*Sanchez VC, Jachak A, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2012) Biological interactions of graphene-family nanomaterials: an interdisciplinary review. Chem Res Toxicol 25(1): 15-34 PMCID: PMC3259226
2011
Guo F, Kim F, Han TH, Shenoy VB, Huang J, Hurt RH (2011) Hydration-Responsive Folding and Unfolding in Graphene Oxide Liquid Crystal Phases. ACS Nano 5(10): 8019-25 PMCID: PMC3202056
Liu J, Pennell KG, Hurt RH (2011) Kinetics and Mechanisms of Nanosilver Oxysulfidation. Environ Sci Technol. 45(17): 7345-53 PMCID: PMC3164758
*Liu X, Sen S, Liu J, Kulaots I, Geohegan D, Kane A, Puretzkey AA, Rouleau CM, More KL, Palmore GT, Hurt RH (2011) Antioxidant Deactivation on Graphenic Nanocarbon Surfaces. Small 7(19): 2775-85 PMCID: PMC3634619
*Pietruska JR, Liu X, Smith A, McNeil K, Weston P, Zhitkovich A, Hurt R, Kane AB (2011) Bioavailability, intracellular mobilization of nickel, and HIF-1a activation in human lung epithelial cells exposed to metallic nickel and nickel oxide nanoparticles. Toxicol Sci 124(1): 138-48 PMCID: PMC3196652
*Sanchez VC, Weston P, Yan A, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2011) A 3-dimensional in vitro model of epithelioid granulomas induced by high aspect ratio nanomaterials. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 8:17 PMCID: PMC3120675
*Shi X, von dem Bussche A, Hurt RH, Kane AB, Gao H (2011) Cell Entry of One-Dimensional Nanomaterials Occurs by Tip Recognition and Rotation. Nat Nanotechnol 6(11): 714-9 PMCID: PMC3215144
2010
*Hower JC, Senier CL, Suuberg EM, Hurt RH, Wilcox JL, Olson ES (2010) Mercury capture by native fly ash carbons in coal-fired power plants. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 36 (4): 510–529 NIHMSID: 448903
*Liu X, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2010) Biodurability of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Depends on Surface Functionalization. Carbon N.Y. 48(7): 1961-1969 PMCID: PMC2844903
Liu J, Sonshine D, Shervani S, Hurt RH (2010) Controlled Release of Biological Active Silver from Nanosilver Surfaces. ACS Nano 4(11): 6903–6913 PMCID: PMC3004478
2009
Jakubek LM, Marangoudakis S, Raingo J, Liu X, Lipscombe D, Hurt RH (2009) The inhibition of neuronal calcium-ion channels by trace levels of yttrium released from carbon nanotubes. Biomaterials 30(31): 6351-7 PMCID: PMC275318
Lee B, Sarin L, Johnson NC, Hurt RH (2009) A nano-selenium reactive barrier approach for managing mercury over the life-cycle of compact fluorescent lamps. Environ Sci Technol. 43(15): 5915-20 PMCID: PMC3595539
Liu X, Vinson D, Abt D, Hurt RH, Rand DM (2009) Differential toxicity of carbon nanomaterials in Drosophila: Larval dietary uptake is benign but adult exposure causes locomotor impairment and mortality. Environ Sci Technol. 43(16): 6357-63 PMCID: PMC3147226
*Sanchez VC, Pietruska JR, Miselis NR, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2009) Biopersistence and potential adverse health impacts of fibrous nanomaterials: What have we learned from asbestos? Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 1(5): 511-29 PMCID: PMC2864601
2008
Johnson, N., Manchester, S., Sarin, L., Gao, Y., Kulaots, I., Hurt, R.H. Mercury vapor release from broken compact fluorescent lamps and in situ capture by new nanomaterial sorbents. Environ Sci Technol.
PubMed listing
*Guo L, Von Dem Bussche A, Buechner M, Yan A, Kane AB, Hurt RH. Adsorption of essential micronutrients by carbon nanotubes and its implications for nanotoxicity testing. Small.
PubMed listing
*Liu, X., Guo, L., Morris, D., Kane, A., Hurt, R.H. Targeted Removal of Bioavailable Metal as a Detoxification Strategy for Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon.
PubMed listing
Manchester, S., Wang, X., Kulaots, I., Gao, Y., Hurt, R.H. High capacity mercury adsorption on freshly ozone-treated carbon surfaces. Carbon.
PubMed listing
2007
*Guo, L., Liu, X., Sanchez, V., Vaslet, C., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. A window of opportunity: Designing carbon nanomaterials for environmental safety and health. Mater. Sci. Forum.
Online access
*Guo, L., Morris, D.G., Liu, X., Vaslet C., Hurt, R.H., Kane, A.B. Iron bioavailability and redox activity in diverse carbon nanotube samples. Chem. Mater.
Online access
Jian, K., Truong, T.C., Hoffman, W.P., Hurt, R.H. Mesoporous carbons with self-assembled surfaces of defined crystal orientation. Microporous Mesoporous Mater.
PubMed listing
*Liu, X., Gural, V., Morris, D., Murray, D., Zhitkovich, A., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H.G Bioavailability of nickel in single-wall carbon nanotubes. Adv. Mater. Online access
*Yan, A., Von Dem Bussche, A., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H. Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate as a safe, antioxidant surfactant for processing carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. Carbon.
PubMed listing
2006
*Hurt, R.H., Monthioux, M., Kane, A.B. Toxicology of carbon nanomaterials: status, trends, and perspectives on the special issue. Carbon.
Online access
*Yan, A., Lau, B.W., Weissman, B.S., Kulaots, I., Yang, N.Y.C., Kane,A.B., Hurt, R.B. Biocompatible hydrophilic supramolecular carbon nanoparticles for cell delivery. Adv. Mater.
Online access
Jian K, Kulaots I, Yan A, Crawford GP, Hurt, R.H. Reconstruction and hydrophobicity of nanocarbon surfaces composed solely of graphene edges. Carbon.
Online access

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PROJECT 7: Low Concentration Vapor Exposures in Complex Systems and the Problem of Vapor Intrusion
Eric M, Suuberg, Sc.D., P.E.
2013
Fu J, Rice JW, Suuberg EM (2013) Phase Behavior and Thermochemical Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and their Derivatives. Handbook of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons , G.C. Bandeira and H.E. Meneses, Eds., Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 349-368.
Fu J, Suuberg EM (2013) Thermochemical and Vapor Pressure Behavior of Anthracene and Brominated Anthracene Mixtures. Fluid Phase Equilibria 342 60-70 NIHMSID: 459365
Pennell, K.G., Scammel, M.K., McClean, M.D., Ames, J., Weldon, B., Friguglietti, L., Suuberg, E.M. Shen, R., Indeglia, P.A., Heiger-Bernays, W.J. (2013). Sewer Gas: An Indoor Air Source of PCE to Consider During Vapor Intrusion Investigations. Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, Summer;33(3):119-126. PMCID: PMC3740581
Perron, M., Burgess, R. M., Suuberg, E.M., Cantwell, M. G., Pennell, K.G. (2013). Performance of Passive Samplers for Monitoring Estuarine Water Column Concentrations: 1. Contaminants of Concern. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry PMID: 23832638 [PMC Journal – In Process]
Perron, M., Burgess, R. M., Suuberg, E.M., Cantwell, M. G., Pennell, K.G. (2013). Performance of Passive Samplers for Monitoring Estuarine Water Column Concentrations 2. Emerging Contaminants. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry PMID: 23595851 [PMC Journal – In Process]
Rice JW, Fu J, Suuberg EM (2013) Thermodynamics and Phase Behavior of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures. Handbook of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, G.C. Bandeira and H.E. Meneses, Eds., Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 169-195.
Shen, R., Pennell, K.G., Suuberg, E.M. (2013). Modeling Quantification of the Influence of Soil Moisture on Subslab Vapor Concentration. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, NIHMSID: 504032
Shen, R., Yao, Y., Pennell, K.G., Suuberg, E.M. (2013). Evaluation of the Influence of Soil Moisture on Soil Gas Vapor Concentration for Vapor Intrusion. Environmental Engineering Science, PMC Journal–In Process.
Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2013) Examination of the Influence of Environmental Factors on Contaminant Vapor Concentration Attenuation Factors Using the U.S. EPA's Vapor Intrusion Database. Environ Sci Technol 47(2): 906-913 PMCID: PMC3557812
Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2013) Examination of the U.S. EPA's Vapor Intrusion Database Based on Models. Environ Sci Technol 47(3): 1425-33 PMCID: PMC3565061
Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2013) Simulating the effect of slab features on vapor intrusion of crack entry. Building and Environ 59: 417-425 PMCID: PMC3555425
Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2013) A review of vapor intrusion models. Environ Sci Technol 47(6): 2457-70 PMCID: PMC3604123
Yao, Y., Shen, R., Pennell, K.G., Suuberg, E.M. (2013). Estimation of Contaminant Subslab Concentration in Vapor Intrusion Including Lateral Source–Building Separation. Vadose Zone Journal, [PMC Journal – In Process]
2012
Fu J, Rice JW, Suuberg EM (2012) Phase Behavior and Crystal Structure of BinaryPolycyclic Aromatic Compound Mixtures. Crystallization Processes, Y. Mastai, Ed., Intech Publishing, Rijeka, Croatia, 515-538.
Fu, J, Suuberg EM (2012) Thermochemical Properties and Phase Behavior of Halogenated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(3): 488-493 NIHMSID: 459358 PMCID: PMC3641849
Fu J, Suuberg EM (2012) Vapor Pressure of Three Brominated Flame Retardants Determined via Knudsen Effusion Method. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(3): 574-578 PMCID: PMC3288591
Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2012) A numerical investigation of vapor intrusion--the dynamic response of contaminant vapors to rainfall events. Sci Total Environ 437: 110-120. NIHMSID: 443228
Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2012) Estimation of contaminant subslab concentration in vapor intrusion. J Hazard Mater 231-232: 10-17 PMCID: PMC3439146
2011
Fu J, Suuberg EM (2011) Solid Vapor Pressure for five Heavy PAHs via the Knudsen Effusion Method. J. Chemical Thermodynamics 43(11) 1660-1665 PMCID: PMC3196620.
Fu J, Suuberg EM (2011) Vapor Pressure of Solid Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Determined via Knudsen Effusion Method. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(10): 2216-2219 PMCID: PMC3634866
Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2011) Vapor Transport from Soil and Groundwater: Numerical Modeling Approach. In Vapor Emission to Outdoor Air and Enclosed Spaces for Human Health Risk Assessment , S. Saponaro, E. Sezenna, L. Bonomo, Eds., Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 73-90.
Rice JW, Fu J, Suuberg EM (2011) Thermodynamics of Multicomponent PAH Mixtures and Development of Tarlike Behavior. I&EC Research 50(6): 3613-3620 PMCID: PMC3062962
Suuberg EM, Yao Y, Shen R, Bozkurt O, Pennell KG (2011) Modeling Vapor Intrusion Processes and Evaluating Risks Using Subslab Data. Environmental Health and Biomedicine, C.A. Brebbia et al., Eds., WIT Press, Southampton, UK, 115-125.
Yao Y, Shen R, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2011) Comparison of the Johnson- Ettinger Vapor Intrusion Screening Model Predictions with Full Three-Dimensional Model Results. Environmental Science and Technology 45(6): 2227-2235 PMCID: PMC3664551
Yao Y, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2011) Vapor intrusion in urban settings: effect of foundation features and source location. Procedia Environmental Sciences 4: 245-250 NIHMSID: 459341
2010
Fu J, Rice JW, Suuberg EM (2010) Phase behavior and vapor pressures of the pyrene+9,10-dibromoanthracene system. Fluid Phase Equilibrium 298(2): 219-224 PMCID: PMC2976556
Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM (2010) Deviations from Ideal Sublimation Vapor Pressure Behavior in Mixtures of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds with Interacting Heteroatoms. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 42: 1009-1015 PMCID: PMC3692298
Goldfarb JL, Suuberg EM (2010) Vapor pressures and sublimation enthalpies of seven heteroatomic aromatic hydrocarbons measured via the Knudsen effusion technique. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 42(6): 781-786 PMCID: PMC2856104
*Hower JC, Senior CL, Suuberg EM, Hurt RH, Wilcox JL, Olson ES (2010) Mercury capture by native fly ash carbons in coal-fired power plants. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 36: 510-529 NIHMSID: 448903
Rice JW, Fu J, Suuberg EM (2010) Anthracene + Pyrene Solid Mixtures: Eutectic and Azeotropic Character. J. Chem. Eng. Data 55(9): 3598-3605 PMCID: PMC2992339
Rice JW, Suuberg EM (2010) Thermodynamic Study of (Anthracene plus benzo[a]pyrene) Solid Mixtures. Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 42(11): 1356-1360 PMCID: PMC2929985
2009
Bozkurt O, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM (2009) Evaluation of the Vapor Intrusion Process for Non-Homogeneous Soils. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation 29(1): 92-104 PMCID: PMC2907115
Pennell KG, Bozkurt O, Suuberg EM (2009) Development and application of a three-dimensional finite element vapor intrusion model. J Air Waste Manag Assoc 59(4): 447-60 PMCID: PMC2835946
2008
Goldfarb, J.L., Suuberg, E.M. Raoult's Law and its application to sublimation vapor pressures of mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons . Environ. Eng. Sci.
Online access
Goldfarb, J.L., Suuberg, E.M. The effects of halogen hetero-atoms on the vapor pressures and thermodynamics of polycyclic aromatic compounds measured via the knudsen effusion technique. J. Chem. Thermodyn.
PubMed listing
Goldfarb, J.L., Suuberg, E.M. Vapor pressures and enthalpies of sublimation of ten polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons determined via the knudsen effusion method. J. Chem. Eng. Data.
Online access.
Goldfarb, J.L., Suuberg, E.M. Vapor pressures and thermodynamics of oxygen-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons measured using knudsen effusion. Environ. Toxicol. Chem.
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PROJECT 8: Environment, Genetics And Epigenetics In A R.I. Birth Cohort (Project ended 08/31/11)
Carmen Marsit, Ph.D.
Karl Kelsey, M.D., M.O.H.
2012
Wilhelm-Benartzi CS, Houseman EA, Maccani M, Poage G, Koestler DC, Langevin SM, Gagne, L, Banister, C, Padbury, JP, Marsit, CJ (2012) In Utero Exposures, Infant Growth, and DNA Methylation of Repetitive Elements and Developmentally Related Genes in Human Placenta. Environ Health Perspect 120(2): 296–302 PMCID: PMC3279448
2011
Banister CE, Koestler DC, Maccani M, Padbury JF, Houseman EA, Marsit CJ (2011) Infant Growth Restriction is Associated with Distinct Patterns of DNA Methylation in Human Placentas. Epigenetics 6(7) 920-7 PMCID: PMC3154432
Filiberto AC, Maccani MA, Wilhelm C, Gagne LA, Marsit CJ (2011) Birthweight is Associated with DNA Promoter Methylation of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in Human Placenta. Epigenetics 6(5) 566-72 PMCID: PMC3121971
Maccani MA, Padbury JF, Marsit, CJ (2011) miR-16 and miR-21 expression in the placenta is associated with fetal growth. PLoS One 6(6): e21210 PMCID: PMC3115987
*Robins JC, Marsit CJ, Padbury JF, Sharma S (2011) Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Oxygen, Epigenetics, and Pregnancy. Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Ed) 3: 690-700 PMCID: PMC3050574
Wilhelm-Benartzi CS, Houseman EA, Maccani M, Poage G, Koestler DC, Langevin SM, Gagne, L, Banister, C, Padbury, JP, Marsit, CJ (2011) In Utero Exposures, Infant Growth, and DNA Methylation of Repetitive Elements and Developmentally Related Genes in Human Placenta. Environ Health Perspect 120(2) 296-302 PMCID: PMC3279448
2010
Avissar M, Veiga K, Uhl K, Moen E, Maccani M, Gagne L, Marsit CJ (2010) Bisphenol A Exposure Leads to MicroRNA Alterations in Placental Cells. Reprod Toxicol 29(4): 401-6 PMCID: PMC2896875
Koestler DC, Christensen BC, Karagas MR, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Kelsey KT, Marsit CJ, Houseman EA (2010) Semi-Supervised Recursively Partitioned Mixture Models for Identifying Cancer Subtypes. Bioinformatics 26(20): 2578-85 PMCID PMC2951086
Maccani MA, Avissar-Whiting M, Banister CE, McGonnigal B, Padbury JF, Marsit CJ (2010) Maternal Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy is Associated with Downregulation of miR-16, miR-21, and miR-146a in the Placenta. Epigenetics 5(7) 583-9 PMCID: PMC2974801
2009
Christensen BC, Houseman EA, Marsit CJ, Zheng S, Wrensch MR, Wiemels JL, Nelson HH, Karagas MR, Padbury JF, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Yeh RF, Wiencke JK, Kelsey KT (2009) Aging and environmental exposures alter tissue-specific DNA methylation dependent upon CpG island context. PLoS Genet. 5(8): e1000602 PMCID: PMC2718614
Maccani MA, Marsit CJ (2009) Epigenetics in in the Placenta. Am J Reprod Immunol. 62(2) 78-89 PMCID: PMC2813777

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CORE A: Administrative Core
Kim Boekelheide, M.D.-Ph.D.
2014
*Thompson, MR, Burdon, A, Boekelheide, K. (2014) Practice-based evidence informs environmental health policy and regulation: A case study of residential lead-soil contamination in Rhode Island. Sci Total Environ 468–469, 514–522. [PMC Journal – In Process]
2013
Thompson MR, Boekelheide K (2013) Multiple environmental chemical exposures to lead, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls among childbearing-aged women (NHANES 1999–2004): Body burden and risk factors. Env Res 121: 23-30 PMCID: PMC3578119

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CORE B: Research Translation Core
Eric M, Suuberg, Sc.D., P.E.
2013
*Pennell KG, Thompson M, Rice JW, Senier L, Brown P, Suuberg EM. (2013) Bridging Research and Environmental Regulatory Processes: The Role of Knowledge Brokers. Environ Sci Technol PMID: 24083557 [PMC Journal – In Process]
Perron MM, RM Burgess, EM Suuberg, MG Cantwell, KG Pennell (2013) Performance of passive samplers for monitoring estuarine water column concentrations: 1. Contaminants of concern. Env Tox Chem . [PMC Journal – In Process]
Perron MM, RM Burgess, EM Suuberg, MG Cantwell, KG Pennell (2013) Performance of passive samplers for monitoring estuarine water column concentrations: 2. Emerging contaminants. Env Tox Chem. [PMC Journal – In Process]
2012
*Thompson M, Rice J, and Suuberg, EM. Superfund Research Program. EnviroMentor, 12, 6-8, 2012. (Not Peer Reviewed).
2010
*Hower JC, Senier CL, Suuberg EM, Hurt RH, Wilcox JL, Olson ES (2010) Mercury capture by native fly ash carbons in coal-fired power plants. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. Volume 36, Issue 4, Pages 510–529 NIHMSID: 448903
2007
*Bozkurt, O., Pennell, K.G., Suuberg, E.M. Evaluation of characterization techniques for vapor intrusion sites using a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. AWMA Vapor Intrusion Conference Proceedings Preprints, 2007.
*Bozkurt, O., Pennell, K.G., Suuberg, E.M. Evaluation of vapor intrusion potential using a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Model. Am. Chem. Soc. Environ. Chem. Div. Preprints, 2007.

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CORE C: Analytical Core
David Murray, Ph.D.
2009
*Tewari N, Kalkunte S, Murray DW, Sharma S (2009) The water channel aquaporin 1 is a novel molecular target of polychlorinated biphenyls for in utero anomalies. J Biol Chem. 284(22): 15224-32 PMCID: PMC2685703
2007
*Liu, X., Gural, V., Morris, D., Murray, D., Zhitkovich, A., Kane, A.B., Hurt, R.H.G Bioavailability of nickel in single-wall carbon nanotubes. Adv. Mater.
Online access

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CORE D: Molecular Pathology Core
Mary Hixon, Ph.D. (04-18-05 - 06-30-12)
Robbert Creton, Ph.D. (07-01-12 - present)
2011
*Pietruska JR, Liu X, Smith A, McNeil K, Weston P, Zhitkovich A, Hurt R, Kane AB (2011) Bioavailability, intracellular mobilization of nickel, and HIF-1? activation in human lung epithelial cells exposed to metallic nickel and nickel oxide nanoparticles. Toxicol Sci. 124(1): 138-48 PMCID: PMC3196652
*Sanchez, VC, Weston P, Yan A, Hurt RH, Kane AB (2011) A 3-dimensional in vitro model of epithelioid granulomas induced by high aspect ratio nanomaterials. Part Fibre Toxicol. 8:17 PMCID: PMC3120675

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CORE E: Community Engagement Core — Environmental Health and Justice
Phil Brown, Ph.D.
2014
*Thompson, MR, Burdon, A, Boekelheide, K. (2014) Practice-based evidence informs environmental health policy and regulation: A case study of residential lead-soil contamination in Rhode Island. Sci Total Environ 468–469, 514–522. [PMC Journal – In Process]
2013
*Pennell KG, Thompson M, Rice JW, Senier L, Brown P, Suuberg EM. (2013) Bridging Research and Environmental Regulatory Processes: The Role of Knowledge Brokers. Environ Sci Technol 47(21), 11985-92. PMC3875357
2012
Cordner A, Ciplet D, Morello-Frosch R, Brown P (2012) Reflexive Research Ethics for Environmental Health and Justice. Soc Mov Stud. 11(2): 161-176. PMCID: PMC3370411
2010
Cohen A (2010) Achieving Healthy School Siting and Planning Policies: Understanding Shared Concerns of Environmental Planners, Public Health Professionals, and Educators. New Solutions 20(1): 49-72 PMCID: PMC449649
2009
*Hoover E, Brown P, Averick M, Kane AB, Hurt RH (2009) Teaching small and thinking large: Effects of social and ethical implications in an interdisciplinary nanotechnology course. J. Nanoeducation 1 (1): 86-95. PMCID: PMC3624993
2008
Brown, P., Senier. L. Environmental Sociologists Help Form Local Environmental Justice Organization. Environment and Technology Section Newsletter (American Sociological Association), 2008. (Not peer reviewed.)
Senier, L., Hudson, B., Fort, S., Hoover, E., Tillson, R., Brown, P. The Brown Superfund Basic Research Program: A Multistakeholder Partnership Addresses Real-World Problems in Contaminated Communities. Environ. Sci. Technol.
PubMed listing
2007
Brown, P. Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement. Columbia University Press, 2007.
2006
Senier, L., Altman, R., Morello-Frosch, R., Brown, P. "Research and Action for Environmental Health and Environmental Justice: A Report on the Brown University Contested Illnesses Research Group." (Collective Behavior and Social Movements Newsletter (American Sociological Association), 2006. (Not peer reviewed.)

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