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1,4-Phenylenebis(methylene)selenocyanate (p-XSC) is an effective chemopreventive agent against 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)-induced lung adenoma in female A/J mice. While p-XSC can effectively inhibit NNK-induced DNA methylation in female A/J mice and in male F344 rats, its effect on NNK-induced oxidative DNA damage had not been(More)
We evaluated the chemopreventive efficacy of the organoselenium compound 1,4-phenylenebis(methylene)selenocyanate (p-XSC) against the development of tumors of the lung and forestomach induced by a mixture of benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P) and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK), two of the major lung carcinogens present in tobacco smoke. A/J mice(More)
In this paper we present the operation results of a portable computer-based measurement equipment conceived to perform non-destructive testing of suspicious termite infestations. Its signal processing module is based in the Spectral Kurtosis (SK), with the de-noising complement of the discrete wavelet transform (DWT). The SK pattern allows the targeting of(More)
1,4-Phenylenebis(methylene)selenocyanate (p-XSC) inhibits chemically induced tumors in several laboratory animal models. To understand its mode of action, we synthesized p-[14C]XSC, examined its excretion pattern in female CD rats and also the nature of its metabolites. p-[14C]XSC was synthesized from alpha,alpha-dibromo-p-[ring-14C]xylene in 80% yield. The(More)
Humans are exposed to 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) and 1-nitropyrene (1-NP) via several environmental sources and both are known mammary carcinogens in rodents, with the former being more potent (K. El-Bayoumy, Y.-H. Chae, P. Upadhyaya, A. Rivenson, K. Kurtzke, B. Reddy, S.S. Hecht, Comparative tumorigenicity of benzo[a]pyrene,(More)
In this paper, we present the results of operating a portable computer-based equipment conceived to perform non-destructive testing of suspicious termite infestations. Its signal-processing module is based in the spectral kurtosis (SK), with the de-noising complement of the discrete wavelet transform (DWT). The SK pattern allows the targeting of alarms and(More)
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