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BACKGROUND The ubiquitous use of phthalate esters in plastics, personal care products and food packaging materials results in widespread general population exposure. In this report, we extend our preliminary study on the relationship between urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites and sperm DNA damage among a larger sample of men and include(More)
The role of circulating cytokines and chemokines (C&Ckine) in activating signal transduction in leukemic cells is incompletely defined. We hypothesized that comprehensive profiling of C&Ckine expression in leukemia would provide greater insight compared with individual analyses. We used multiplex array technology to simultaneously measure the level of 27(More)
BACKGROUND Chlorinated organic chemicals, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT), and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene (DDE, the most stable daughter compound of DDT) are persistent lipophilic compounds found in a large portion of the general population. To explore the hypothesis that(More)
Sperm nuclear abnormalities in patients with globozoospermia have not been well characterized and may lead to the high rates of fertilization failure and embryo loss reported in patients with this form of teratozoospermia. This study used transmission electron microscopy (TEM), the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA), and single cell gel eletrophoresis(More)
The sorption of organic contaminants in soil is mainly attributed to the soil organic matter (SOM) content. However, recent studies have highlighted the fact that it is not the total carbon content of the organic matter, but its chemical structure which have a profound effect on the sorption of organic contaminants. In the present study sorption of two(More)
PURPOSE The Forkhead transcription factors (FOXO) are tumor suppressor genes regulating differentiation, metabolism, and apoptosis that functionally interact with signal transduction pathways shown to be deregulated and prognostic in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). This study evaluated the level of expression and the prognostic relevance of total and(More)
BACKGROUND Although the comet assay has potential value for measuring DNA damage in large epidemiological human sperm studies, it is impractical to perform the assay daily on fresh semen samples. Therefore, before its use in epidemiological studies, the reliability of the comet assay in measuring DNA damage in cryopreserved sperm should be compared with(More)
Information on pesticide degradation and factors influencing are important in predicting the levels of pesticide remaining in soils and allow assessment of potential risk associated with exposure. The present study reports the sorption and degradation of azoxystrobin [methyl (E)-2-{2-(6-(2-cyanophenoxy)pyrimidin-4-yloxy)phenyl}-3-methoxyacrylate] in a sandy(More)
Friend leukemia virus integration 1 (FLI1), an Ets transcription factor family member, is linked to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) by chromosomal events at the FLI1 locus, but the biologic impact of FLI1 expression on AML is unknown. FLI1 protein expression was measured in 511 newly diagnosed AML patients. Expression was similar in peripheral blood (PB)(More)
Soil amendments play an important role in management of pesticide residues. Present study reports the effect of biocompost-amendment on degradation of penconazole and propiconazole (triazole fungicides) in a sandy loam soil under flooded and nonflooded (60% water holding capacity) conditions. Penconazole degraded at faster rate than propiconazole. Both the(More)