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Cover for Radon II. Leukaemia or CNS cancer risks among children.

Ionizing radiation is the only established environmental risk factor for childhood leukaemia and tumours of the central nervous system. Indeed, there is consensus that cancer risk in humans increases after exposure to moderate and high doses of radiation. However, exposures to low-dose natural...

Author(s)
Kollerud, R. del R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytotoxins.

Evidence of the existence of a wide range of secondary compounds and proteins in plants with pharmacological activity or with the potential to cause adverse effects in other living organisms is now firmly embedded in the scientific literature. The term 'phytotoxins' is conventionally used to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins induce adverse effects in humans and other vertebrate animals. Their production is determined by ecological and environmental factors (temperature, humidity and substrate water activity). The preponderance of specialized fungi in particular niches determines the type and range of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radon I. Lung cancer risks.

Radon is a rare natural radioactive gas. It produces solid progeny which emit alpha particles implicated in inducing cellular lesions in human bronchial epithelial tissue after inhalation. As early as the 15th century, increased rates of mortality due to respiratory diseases were observed in...

Author(s)
Melloni, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radiation.

This book chapter describes the health hazards of exposure to ionizing radiation, radon, and ultraviolet radiation. Radiation toxicology is dominated by the issue of carcinogenesis, although the clinical effects are different for the three major sources of exposure. Whereas ionizing radiation is...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Discussion.

This book chapter emphasize alarming evidence that major contaminants originating from biological sources as well as pollutants generated spontaneously or as a result of anthropogenic activity cause: human morbidity by exacerbating conditions such as asthma, COPD and cardiovascular disease (CVD),...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adverse effects.

The adverse effects of amino acids in human nutrition and health have been reviewed in the context of the classical categories of imbalance, antagonism, and toxicity, first established in studies with animal models. This system has long existed as a conceptual framework primarily confined within...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Histidine decarboxylase.

The mammalian histidine decarboxylase cDNA encodes for a protein with a molecular mass of 74 kDa that is converted into a 53-55 kDa form during post-translational proteolytic processing through the ubiquitin-proteasome system. The resulting enzyme, histidine decarboxylase, converts L-histidine to...

Author(s)
Dere, E.; Ambrée, O.; Zlomuzica, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Methionine metabolism.

The steatosic and hepatocarcinogenic effect of diets deficient in methyl groups (methionine and choline) has been known for decades. Knockout mice with either a deficiency or excess in hepatic S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe, the first step in methionine metabolism and the main biological methyl donor)...

Author(s)
Mato, J. M.; Martínez-Chantar, M. L.; Lu, S. C.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Amino acid profiles for diagnostic applications.

We describe how amino acid profiles could be used for clinical diagnosis through the generation of an AminoIndex, a function composed of multiple amino acid concentrations. Early studies on the correlation of amino acids indicated that the relationships between certain amino acids changed with...

Author(s)
Kimura, T.; Takahashi, M.; Imaizumi, A.; Noguchi, Y.; Ando, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter

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