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  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by pulmonary vascular remodeling, which can be caused by abnormal proliferation and migration of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Sev...

    Authors: Ting Li, Xiaoqin Tan, Yuexia Huang, Jun Cui, Fan Chen and Ying Xiong
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:23
  2. The repeated-dose liver micronucleus (RDLMN) assay has been well-developed and applied because of its simplicity and the ease of integration into general toxicity studies which is the preferred method from the...

    Authors: Kensuke Satomoto, Isamu Suzuki, Koji Mita, Atsushi Wakita, Hiroshi Yamagata, Tatsuya Mitsumoto and Shuichi Hamada
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:21
  3. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an important environmental contaminant with adverse health effects suspected to be mediated through epigenetic mechanisms. We had reported that the FLO1-dependent flocculation of transgeni...

    Authors: Kei-ichi Sugiyama, Mawo Kinoshita, Petr Grúz, Toshio Kasamatsu and Masamitsu Honma
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:20
  4. Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing 3 (PNPLA3) is the main nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) susceptibility. Its expression is regulated tightly by nutritional and energy status, but the mechan...

    Authors: Xiao Xu, Xiaojie Deng, Yunzhi Chen, Wen Xu, Fen Xu and Hua Liang
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:18
  5. The principal objective of this project was to investigate the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) gene mutation characteristics of lung cancer patients, which can provide a molecular basis for explaining the...

    Authors: Jun-Ling Wang, Yu-Dong Fu, Yan-Hong Gao, Xiu-Ping Li, Qian Xiong, Rui Li, Bo Hou, Ruo-Shan Huang, Jun-Feng Wang, Jian-Kun Zhang, Jia-Ling Lv, Chao Zhang and Hong-Wei Li
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:17
  6. The most frequent malignancy in women is breast cancer (BC). Gastric cancer (GC) is also the leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are thought to be important neurotic regul...

    Authors: Mansoureh Azadeh, Ali Salehzadeh, Kamran Ghaedi and Soheila Talesh Sasani
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:16
  7. Purpurin (1,2,4-trihydroxy-9,10-anthraquinone), a natural red anthraquinone pigment, has historically been used as a textile dye. However, purpurin induced urinary bladder tumors in rats, and displayed a mutag...

    Authors: Hatasu Kobayashi, Yurie Mori, Ryo Iwasa, Yuichiro Hirao, Shinya Kato, Shosuke Kawanishi, Mariko Murata and Shinji Oikawa
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:15
  8. In eye-drop drug development, the additional genotoxicity tests in some cases might be necessary to assess genotoxicity in the ocular surface since the ocular surface is exposed directly to high drug concentra...

    Authors: Haruna Tahara, Yoshinori Yamagiwa, Yu Haranosono and Masaaki Kurata
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:14
  9. We previously developed a rodent gastrointestinal (GI) tract micronucleus (MN) test using the glandular stomach and/or colon, and evaluated this test method using several genotoxic carcinogens (clastogens) and...

    Authors: Emiko Okada, Yohei Fujiishi, Kazunori Narumi and Wakako Ohyama
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:12
  10. Several rodent models with chemically induced colon cancer have been developed. Among these models, dextran sulfate sodium (DSS), a colitis inducer, combined with azoxymethane as a colon mutagenic carcinogen, ...

    Authors: Atsushi Hakura, Naoki Koyama, Yuki Seki, Jiro Sonoda and Shoji Asakura
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:11
  11. Aromatic amines, often used as intermediates for pharmaceutical synthesis, may be mutagenic and therefore pose a challenge as metabolites or impurities in drug development. However, predicting the mutagenicity...

    Authors: Ayaka Furukawa, Satoshi Ono, Katsuya Yamada, Nao Torimoto, Mahoko Asayama and Shigeharu Muto
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:10
  12. Environmental pollution is a risk factor for adverse birth outcomes, especially preterm birth (PTB) and early-term birth (ETB). It has been revealed that exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during pregnan...

    Authors: Kaixin Cao, Hongyan Jin, Haoxin Li, Mengmeng Tang, Jianhong Ge, Zekang Li, Xiaoyun Wang and Xuetao Wei
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:9
  13. Airborne particulate matter (PM), a complex mixture of organic and inorganic compounds, is a major public health concern due to its adverse health effects. Understanding the biological action of PM is of parti...

    Authors: Ji Yun Lee, Won Kee Lee and Dong Sun Kim
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:8
  14. Urea (Ua) is produced in DNA as the result of oxidative damage to thymine and guanine. It was previously reported that Klenow fragment (Kf) exo incorporated dATP opposite Ua, and that DNA polymerase β was blocke...

    Authors: Taishu Kawada, Katsuhito Kino, Kyousuke Tokorodani, Ryuto Anabuki, Masayuki Morikawa, Takanobu Kobayashi, Kazuaki Ohara, Takayuki Ohshima and Hiroshi Miyazawa
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:7
  15. Recently, it was revealed that uric acid is a photosensitizer of reactions of nucleosides on irradiation with UV light at wavelengths longer than 300 nm, and two products generated from 2′-deoxycytidine were i...

    Authors: Toshinori Suzuki, Miyu Takeuchi and Atsuko Ozawa-Tamura
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:4
  16. Currently, revisions to the ICH S1 guidance on rodent carcinogenicity testing are being proposed. Application of this approach would reduce the use of animals in accordance with the 3Rs principles (reduce/refi...

    Authors: Shuichi Hamada, Miyuki Shigano, Yumi Wako, Kazufumi Kawasako, Kensuke Satomoto, Tatsuya Mitsumoto, Takayuki Fukuda, Wakako Ohyama, Takeshi Morita and Makoto Hayashi
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:2
  17. The human population residing in monazite bearing Kerala coast are exposed to chronic low dose and low dose rate external gamma radiation due to Th232 deposits in its beach sand. The radiation level in this ar...

    Authors: K. R. Sudheer, P. K. Mohammad Koya, Anu J. Prakash, Ambily M. Prakash, R. Manoj Kumar, S. Shyni, C. K. Jagadeesan, G. Jaikrishan and Birajalaxmi Das
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2022 44:1
  18. Workers in electronics manufacturers may be exposed to various occupational hazards such as isopropanol, lead, and noise. Telomeres are special segments of cap-like DNA protein complex at end of liner chromoso...

    Authors: Yao Lu, Xinxia Liu, Zhiqiang Zhao, Xiaoyan Ou, Yarui Yang, Qing Wei, Jingli Chen, Jun Jiang, Yi Sun, Heping Zhao, Sai Wu and Yun He
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:57
  19. The microbial ecosystem in the human gut varies between individuals with differences in diet. Selenium is one of most common trace elements in everyday diet, and selenium intake affects the human gut microbiot...

    Authors: Zi-xiong Zhang, Hua Xiang, Guo-gen Sun, Yan-hua Yang, Chen Chen and Tuo Li
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:56
  20. Neurodegenerative diseases are becoming major socio-economic burdens. However, most of them still have no effective treatment. Growing evidence indicates excess exposure to pesticides are involved in the devel...

    Authors: Guangxia Yu, Qianqian Su, Yao Chen, Lingyan Wu, Siying Wu and Huangyuan Li
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:55
  21. The PIG-A gene mutation assay is a valuable tool for measuring in vivo gene mutations in blood cells. The human PIG-A assay, used as a potential genotoxicity biomarker, is minimally invasive, sensitive, and cost-...

    Authors: Yiyi Cao, Jing Xi, Chuanxi Tang, Ziying Yang, Weiying Liu, Xinyue You, Nannan Feng, Xin Yu Zhang, Jingui Wu, Yingxin Yu and Yang Luan
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:54
  22. In 2020, we discovered glycoprotein 2 (GP2) variants associated with pancreatic cancer susceptibility in a genome-wide association study involving the Japanese population. Individuals carrying a missense coding v...

    Authors: Yingsong Lin, Masahiro Nakatochi, Naoki Sasahira, Makoto Ueno, Naoto Egawa, Yasushi Adachi and Shogo Kikuchi
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:53
  23. DNA adducts, covalent modifications to DNA due to exposure to specific carcinogens, cause the mispairing of DNA bases, which ultimately results in DNA mutations. DNA methylation in the promoter region, another...

    Authors: Yuto Matsushita, Yuji Iwashita, Shunsuke Ohtsuka, Ippei Ohnishi, Takashi Yamashita, Hideaki Miyake and Haruhiko Sugimura
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:52
  24. Thorium is ubiquitous in the environment and its relationship with birth defects is still under discussion. This study aimed to investigate the associations of maternal exposure to thorium with risk of neural ...

    Authors: Bin Wang, Yiming Pang, Yali Zhang, Le Zhang, Rongwei Ye, Lailai Yan, Zhiwen Li and Aiguo Ren
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:51
  25. Mutation, inflammation, and oxidative damage including lipid-peroxidation are factors involved in the development of cancer. We investigated the antimutagenic, in vivo and in vitro anti-inflammatory, and antioxid...

    Authors: Sakae Arimoto-Kobayashi, Ryoko Hida, Nana Fujii and Ryosuke Mochioka
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:50
  26. Increasing evidence suggested N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification is crucial for male germline development. However, m6A modification of lncRNAs gains a little attention in amphibians in recent years. Xenopus l...

    Authors: Xuejie Qi, Xiao Geng, Juan Zhang, Binpeng Qu, Xin Zhang, Qiang Jia, Wenhui Yin, Cunxiang Bo, Yan Liu, Hao Li, Linlin Sai, Mingming Han and Cheng Peng
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:49
  27. Stress response is mediated by the transcription of stress-responsive genes. The F-box motif protein Saf1p is involved in SCF-E3 ligase mediated degradation of the adenine deaminase, Aah1p upon nutrient stress...

    Authors: Meenu Sharma, V. Verma and Narendra K. Bairwa
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:45
  28. To explore the role of folate metabolism in 1,3-Butadiene (BD)'s genotoxicity, we conducted a match-up study in BD-exposed workers in China to analyze the associations between the polymorphisms of methylenetet...

    Authors: Menglong Xiang, Zhi Wang, Peng Zou, Xi Ling, Guowei Zhang, Ziyuan Zhou, Jia Cao and Lin Ao
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:44
  29. Gene mutations induced in germ cells may be transmitted to the next generation and cause adverse effects such as genetic diseases. Certain mutations may result in infertility or death in early development. Thu...

    Authors: Kenichi Masumura, Tomoko Ando, Naomi Toyoda-Hokaiwado, Akiko Ukai, Takehiko Nohmi and Masamitsu Honma
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:43
  30. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common autoimmune system diseases in our world. More studies in recent years have shown that FCRL gene polymorphisms is closely related to autoimmune diseases. It is suggeste...

    Authors: Yonghui Yang, Dandan Li, Chunjuan He, Linna Peng, Shishi Xing, Mei Bai, Hao Rong, Dongya Yuan, Yongjun He, Xue He, Li Wang and Tianbo Jin
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:42
  31. Ames test is used worldwide for detecting the bacterial mutagenicity of chemicals. In silico analyses of bacterial mutagenicity have recently gained acceptance by regulatory agencies; however, current in silico m...

    Authors: Atsushi Hakura, Takumi Awogi, Toshiyuki Shiragiku, Atsushi Ohigashi, Mika Yamamoto, Kayoko Kanasaki, Hiroaki Oka, Yasuaki Dewa, Shunsuke Ozawa, Kouji Sakamoto, Tatsuya Kato and Eiji Yamamura
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:41
  32. Previous studies have shown the effect of MTHFR A1298C gene polymorphism on stroke risk. But the results of published studies remained inconclusive and controversial. So we conducted a meta-analysis to accurately...

    Authors: Xiaobo Dong, Jun Wang, Gesheng Wang, Jiayue Wang, Lei Wang and Yong Du
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:40
  33. Due to the complex structure and function of central nervous system (CNS), human CNS in vitro modeling is still a great challenge. Neurotoxicity testing of environmental chemicals mainly depends on the traditi...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Zheng, Fangrong Zhang, Shengmin Xu and Lijun Wu
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:39
  34. Chemical carcinogens to humans have been usually identified by epidemiological studies on the relationships between occupational or environmental exposure to the agents and specific cancer induction. In contra...

    Authors: Takehiko Nohmi and Masahiko Watanabe
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:38
  35. The liver micronucleus (MN) assay is an effective and important in vivo test for detecting genotoxic compounds. In particular, the repeated-dose liver MN (RDLMN) assay which greatly facilitates incorporation o...

    Authors: Miyuki Shigano, Hironao Takasawa and Shuichi Hamada
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:37
  36. Pentavalent antimonial compounds are currently used to treat leishmaniasis and resistance to these drugs is a serious problem. Multidrug resistance protein is an efflux pump of the cell membrane that expels fo...

    Authors: Maryam Fekri Soofi Abadi, Alireza Moradabadi, Reza Vahidi, Saeedeh Shojaeepour, Sara Rostami, Iman Rad and Shahriar Dabiri
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:36
  37. Peroxiredoxin 1 (PRDX1) is a member of a ubiquitous family of thiol peroxidases that catalyze the reduction of peroxides, including hydrogen peroxide. It functions as an antioxidant enzyme, similar to catalase...

    Authors: Takahito Moriwaki, Akari Yoshimura, Yuki Tamari, Hiroyuki Sasanuma, Shunichi Takeda, Masayuki Seki and Keizo Tano
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:35
  38. Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) is one of the most widely used manufactured nanomaterials, however, its potential harmful effect on human health is of great concern. Previously we have shown the acute and...

    Authors: Li Ju, Lijin Zhu, Hao Wu, Min Yu, Xianhong Yin, Zhenyu Jia, Lingfang Feng, Shibo Ying, Hailing Xia, Shuzhi Zhang, Jianlin Lou and Jun Yang
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2021 43:34

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