Soma Mitra

David Kalman3
Jane Liaw3
Nilima Ghosh3
3David Kalman
3Jane Liaw
3Nilima Ghosh
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BACKGROUND Over 6 million people live in areas of West Bengal, India, where groundwater sources are contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic. The key objective of this nested case-control study was to characterize the dose-response relation between low arsenic concentrations in drinking water and arsenic-induced skin keratoses and hyperpigmentation. (More)
Previous studies have suggested that susceptibility to arsenic toxicity could be influenced by micronutrients, in particular selenium, methionine, and beta-carotene. A case-control study was conducted in West Bengal, India, in a region known to have groundwater arsenic contamination, to determine whether differences in micronutrient status contribute to(More)
BACKGROUND Ingested inorganic arsenic (InAs) is methylated to monomethylated (MMA) and dimethylated metabolites (DMA). Methylation may have an important role in arsenic toxicity, because the monomethylated trivalent metabolite [MMA(III)] is highly toxic. OBJECTIVES We assessed the relationship of creatinine and nutrition--using dietary intake and blood(More)
The present work proposes a unified model to explain two previously reported properties of the Mach band illusion. The first is the frequently referenced fact that Mach bands are prominently visible at ramps, but practically vanish at intensity steps. The second property, less studied, on the other hand may also be related to the first. It concerns the fact(More)
  • Allan H. Smith, Jane Liaw, Craig Steinmaus, Arin Basu, Soma Mitra, David Kalman
  • 2012
potentially sparing SAM for methyla tion of other substrates such as As. We are currently testing this hypothesis in a randomized controlled trial of creatine supplementation. In addition, as Basu et al. (2011) noted, and as we have previously reported (Gamble and Liu 2005), one implication of the observed association between uCr and As methylation capacity(More)
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