Jill L Parsons

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Following incubation of calf thymus DNA with potassium bromate (KBrO3) and glutathione (GSH), a statistically significant increase in the concentration of 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) relative to deoxyguanosine was measured. This was GSH-dependent and was associated with loss of GSH during incubation. In contrast, 8-oxodG was not found to be elevated(More)
We have investigated the role of reduced glutathione (GSH) in the genetic toxicity of the rodent renal carcinogen potassium bromate (KBrO(3)). A statistically significant increase in the concentration of 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) relative to deoxyguanosine was measured following incubation of calf thymus DNA with KBrO(3) and GSH or N-acetylcysteine(More)
A single-administration birth control vaccine based on liposome delivery of porcine zona pellucida antigens reduced pup production in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) by about 90%. Anti-porcine zona pellucida titers of individual seals with two or more recaptures were variable but without a diminishing trend during the 5 year post-immunization period. Seals(More)
Glutathione displays multiple roles in the oxidative genotoxicity of potassium bromate. On the one hand, reduced glutathione has a demonstrated role in the activation of bromate to species capable of oxidising DNA. However, if this activation should occur within the gut or extracellularly once bromate is absorbed, this may limit the ability of the chemical(More)
The temporal production of antibody to a single-administration immunocontraceptive vaccine, known to be immunocontraceptive in free-ranging female grey seals (Halichoerus grypus), was studied in captive grey seals, harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) and hooded seals (Cystophora cristata). The vaccine is based on liposome delivery of porcine zona pellucida(More)
Long term care elders with fear of falling may restrict their activity resulting in declines in function and excess disability. To further explore this problem, a review of the literature was conducted. The search yielded 26 studies on the epidemiology of fear of falling in nursing homes and assisted living as well as intervention studies in these settings.(More)