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A large number of workers are potentially exposed to cadmium during mining and processing. Therefore, there is a concern regarding the potential carcinogenic hazards of cadmium to exposed workers. Studies have been performed to determine if cadmium chloride (CdCl(2)) can induce morphological cell transformation, DNA from CdCl(2)-induced transformed cells(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the association of gene expression profiles in subcutaneous adipose tissue with weight change in kidney transplant recipients and to gain insights into the underlying mechanisms of weight gain. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A secondary data analysis was done on a subgroup (n = 26) of existing clinical(More)
Acetone extracts of engine exhaust particulate matter (PM) and of vapor-phase semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) collected from a set of 1998-2000 model year normal emitter diesel engine automobile or light trucks and from a set of 1982-1996 normal emitter gasoline engine automobiles or light trucks operated on the California Unified Driving Cycle at(More)
The incidence of adenocarcinoma of the lung is increasing in the United States, however, the difficulties in obtaining lung cancer families and representative samples of early to late stages of the disease have lead to the study of mouse models for lung cancer. We used Spectral Karyotyping (SKY), mapping with fluorescently labeled genomic clones (FISH),(More)
Occupational exposure to beryllium (Be) and Be compounds occurs in a wide range of industrial processes. A large number of workers are potentially exposed to this metal during manufacturing and processing, so there is a concern regarding the potential carcinogenic hazard of Be. Studies were performed to determine the carcinogenic potential of beryllium(More)
The rat tracheal epithelial (RTE) cell transformation assay was performed to determine the transforming activity of diesel emission particles (DEPs) and two related compounds, 1-nitropyrene (1-NP) and dibenzo(a,i)pyrene (DBP). RTE cells were treated with these agents in vitro and in vivo. Transformed cells from foci induced by these agents were passaged(More)
BACKGROUND One-fourth of the US population is sensitized to the German cockroach. Primary German cockroach allergen Bla g 1 is detected in 63% of homes and 52% of childcare facilities in the United States. No effective treatment or vaccination strategies are yet available. OBJECTIVES We evaluated the prophylactic and therapeutic efficacy of a plasmid(More)
Our previous study showed that both 1-nitropyrene (1-NP) and dibenzo(a,i)pyrene (DBP) induced enhanced growth variants (EGVs) in primary cultures of rat tracheal epithelial (RTE) cells exposed in vivo. Cell lines were established from some of the EGVs. Further studies, using anchorage-independent growth in soft agar and tumorigenicity in athymic nude mice,(More)
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