Juei-Chuan C. Kang-Sickel

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We observed naphthyl-keratin adducts and dose-related metabolic enzyme induction at the mRNA level in reconstructed human epidermis in vitro after exposure to naphthalene. Immunofluorescence detection of 2-naphthyl-keratin-1 adducts confirmed the metabolism of naphthalene and adduction of keratin. We also observed naphthyl-keratin adducts in dermal(More)
We investigated the association between biomarkers of dermal exposure, naphthyl-keratin adducts (NKA), and urine naphthalene biomarker levels in 105 workers routinely exposed to jet-fuel. A moderate correlation was observed between NKA and urine naphthalene levels (p = 0.061). The NKA, post-exposure breath naphthalene, and male gender were associated with(More)
To measure biomarkers of skin exposure to ubiquitous industrial and environmental aromatic hydrocarbons, we sought to develop an ELISA to quantitate protein adducts of metabolites of benzene and naphthalene in the skin of exposed individuals. We hypothesized that electrophilic arene oxides formed by CYP isoforms expressed in the human skin react with(More)
BACKGROUND Individual genetic variation that results in differences in systemic response to xenobiotic exposure is not accounted for as a predictor of outcome in current exposure assessment models. OBJECTIVE We developed a strategy to investigate individual differences in single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as genetic markers associated with(More)
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