Rodney D. Johnson

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The genes of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae RAD52 epistasis group are required for the repair of ionizing radiation-induced DNA damage. Three of these genes, RAD51, RAD55, and RAD57, have been identified as putative RecA homologs. An important feature of RecA is its ability to bind and hydrolyze ATP. RAD55 and RAD57 contain putative nucleotide binding motifs,(More)
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), particularly those that affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis of vertebrates, have become a focus of regulatory screening and testing throughout the world. Small fish species, principally the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes), and zebrafish (Danio rerio), are used as(More)
The repair of DNA double-strand breaks is essential for cells to maintain their genomic integrity. Two major mechanisms are responsible for repairing these breaks in mammalian cells, non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) and homologous recombination (HR): the importance of the former in mammalian cells is well established, whereas the role of the latter is just(More)
Correlational evidence suggests that specific populations of animals have been, or currently are being, adversely affected by exposure to environmental contaminants that manifest effects through different endocrine systems. However, there currently are insufficient data to resolve the ecological risk associated with endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In(More)
Abnormal PG production by placental PG-H synthase (PGHS) is associated with preeclampsia. There are two PGHS isozymes, and their regulation in trophoblasts is presently unknown. We hypothesized that the PGHS isozymes are differentially regulated in human trophoblasts. To test this hypothesis, we transfected primary trophoblasts and JEG3 cells with promoter(More)
Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are emerging contaminants that have been found ubiquitously in wastewater and surface waters around the world. A major source of these compounds is incomplete metabolism in humans and subsequent excretion in human waste, resulting in discharge into surface waters by wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)(More)
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