Roddy Jorquera

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Epidemiological studies suggest that smoking during pregnancy and passive exposure of children to cigarette smoke may increase the cancer risk in children and young adults. We have previously shown that the tobacco-specific nitrosamine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) is an active transplacental carcinogen in Syrian golden hamsters when(More)
Hereditary tyrosinemia type I is the most severe metabolic disease of the tyrosine catabolic pathway mainly affecting the liver. It is caused by deficiency of fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase, which prevents degradation of the toxic metabolite fumarylacetoacetate (FAA). We report here that FAA induces common effects (i.e., cell cycle arrest and apoptosis) in(More)
Eukaryotic genes are typically interrupted by intragenic, noncoding sequences termed introns. However, some genes lack introns in their coding sequence (CDS) and are generally known as 'single exon genes' (SEGs). In this work, a SEG is defined as a nuclear, protein-coding gene that lacks introns in its CDS. Whereas, many public databases of Eukaryotic(More)
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