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Reviews and Commentaries

In addition to the publication of research findings, the SRP encourages grantees to develop position pieces, review articles, and non-traditional papers to make the significance and applicability of SRP-funded research more accessible to the Program's broad range of stakeholders. Below are some recent grantee publications:


  • Bruton, Thomas A., Benny FG Pycke, and Rolf Ulrich Halden. 2015. Effect of nanoscale zero-valent iron treatment on biological reductive dechlorination: A review of current understanding and research needs. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 45(11):1148-1175. doi:10.1080/10643389.2014.924185
  • Fan, Weiwei and Ronald M. Evans. 2015. PPARs and ERRs: Molecular mediators of mitochondrial metabolism. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 33:49-54. doi:10.1016/
  • Jackson, Brian P. and Tracy Punshon. 2015. Recent advances in the measurement of arsenic, cadmium, and mercury in rice and other foods. Current Environmental Health Reports. 2(1):15-24. doi:10.1007/s40572-014-0035-7PMID:25938012
  • Karagas, Margaret R., Anala Gossai, Brandon L. Pierce, and Habibul Ahsan. 2015. Drinking water arsenic contamination, skin lesions, and malignancies: A systematic review of the global evidence. Current Environmental Health Reports. 2(1):52-68. doi:10.1007/s40572-014-0040-xPMID:26231242
  • Kim, In-Hae, Tatiana Kisseleva, and David A. Brenner. 2015. Aging and liver disease. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 31(3):184-191. doi:10.1097/MOG.0000000000000176PMID:25850346
  • Perkins, Jordan T., Michael C. Petriello, Bradley Newsome, and Bernhard Hennig. 2015. Polychlorinated biphenyls and links to cardiovascular disease. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. doi:10.1007/s11356-015-4479-6PMID:25877901
  • Racette, Brad A. and Allison W. Willis. 2015. Time to change the blind men and the elephant approach to Parkinson disease?. Neurology. 85(2):190-196. doi:10.1212/wnl.0000000000001739PMID:26070339
  • Robey, R Brooks, Judith Weisz, Nancy B. Kuemmerle, Anna C. Salzberg, Arthur Berg, Dustin G. Brown, Laura Kubik, Roberta Palorini, Fahd Al-Mulla, Rabeah Al-Temaimi, Anna Maria Colacci, Chiara Mondello, Jayadev Raju, Jordan Woodrick, A Ivana Scovassi, Neetu Singh, Monica Vaccari, Rabindra Roy, Stefano Forte, Lorenzo Memeo, Hosni K. Salem, Amedeo Amedei, Rosalinda A. Hamid, Graeme P. Williams, Leroy Lowe, Joel N. Meyer, Francis L. Martin, William H. Bisson, Ferdinando Chiaradonna, and Elizabeth P. Ryan. 2015. Metabolic reprogramming and dysregulated metabolism: Cause, consequence and/or enabler of environmental carcinogenesis?. Carcinogenesis. 36:S203-S231. doi:10.1093/carcin/bgv037PMID:26106140
  • Seki, Ekihiro and David A. Brenner. 2015. Recent advancement of molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis. Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences. 22(7):512-518. doi:10.1002/jhbp.245PMID:25869468
  • Seki, Ekihiro and Robert F. Schwabe. 2015. Hepatic inflammation and fibrosis: Functional links and key pathways. Hepatology. 61(3):1066-1079. doi:10.1002/hep.27332PMID:25066777
  • Shen, Hua, Cliona M. McHale, Martyn T. Smith, and Luoping Zhang. 2015. Functional genomic screening approaches in mechanistic toxicology and potential future applications of CRISPR-Cas9. Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research. 764:31-42. doi:10.1016/j.mrrev.2015.01.002PMID:26041264
  • von Stackelberg, Katherine E., Elizabeth Guzy, Tian Chu, and Birgit Claus Henn. 2015. Exposure to mixtures of metals and neurodevelopmental outcomes: A multidisciplinary review using an adverse outcome pathway framework. Risk Analysis. 35(6):971-1016. doi:10.1111/risa.12425PMID:26096925
  • Zhang, Luoping, A. Samad, Maria S. Pombo-de-Oliveira, Ghislaine Scelo, Martyn T. Smith, James Feusner, Joseph L. Wiemels, and Catherine Metayer. 2015. Global characteristics of childhood acute promyelocytic leukemia. Blood Reviews. 29(2):101-125. doi:10.1016/j.blre.2014.09.013PMID:25445717
  • Zhuang, Wei-Qin, Jeffrey P. Fitts, Caroline M. Ajo-Franklin, Synthia Maes, Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, and Tom Hennebel. 2015. Recovery of critical metals using biometallurgy. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 33:327-335. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2015.03.019PMID:25912797




  • Argos, Maria, Habibul Ahsan, and Joseph H. Graziano. 2012. Arsenic and human health: epidemiologic progress and public health implications. Reviews on Environmental Health. 27:191-195. doi:10.1515/reveh-2012-0021
  • Thompson, Marcella R. 2012. Mercury contamination: Review of a residential response. Professional Safety. 57:50-58.



  • Boekelheide, Kim and S.N. Campion. 2010. Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: Using the New Toxicity Testing Paradigm to Create a Taxonomy of Adverse Effects. Toxicological Sciences. 114(1):20-24. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfp307
  • Cummings, J.A., Lynwood G. Clemens, and Antonio A. Nunez. 2010. Mother counts: how effects of environmental contaminants on maternal care could affect the offspring and future generations. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 31:440-451. doi:10.1016/j.yfrne.2010.05.004
  • Lehmler, Hans-Joachim, Stuart J. Harrad, Heinrich Huhnerfuss, Izabela Kania-Korwel, Cindy M. Lee, Zhe Lu, and Charles S. Wong. 2010. Chiral polychlorinated biphenyl transport, metabolism, and distribution: A review. Environmental Science & Technology. 44(8):2757-2766. doi:10.1021/es902208u
  • North, Matthew and Christopher D. Vulpe. 2010. Functional Toxicogenomics: Mechanism-Centered Toxicology. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 11:4796-4813. doi:10.3390/ijms11124796
  • Trosko, James E. and Brad L. Upham. 2010. A Paradigm Shift is Required for the Risk Assessment of Potential Human Health After Exposure to Low Level Chemical Exposures - A Response to the Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century Report. International Journal of Toxicology. 29(4):344-357. doi:10.1177/1091581810371384
  • Werth, Charles J., Changyong Zhang, Mark L. Brusseau, Mart Oostrom, and Thomas Baumann. 2010. A review of non-invasive imaging methods and applications in contaminant hydrogeology research. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 113(1-4):1-24. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.01.001
  • Wilson, Samuel H., William A. Beard, David D. Shock, Vinod K. Batra, Nisha A. Cavanaugh, Rajendra Prasad, Esther Hou, Yuan Liu, Kenjiro Asagoshi, Julie K. Horton, Donna F. Stefanick, Padmini S. Kedar, Michael J. Carrozza, Aya Masaoka, and Michelle Heacock. 2010. Base excision repair and design of small molecule inhibitors of human DNA polymerase β. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 67(21):3633-3647. doi:10.1007/s00018-010-0489-1


  • Chen, Yu, Faruque Parvez, Mary V. Gamble, Tariqul Islam, Alaudinn Ahmed, Maria Argos, Joseph H. Graziano, and Habibul Ahsan. 2009. Arsenic exposure at low-to-moderate levels and skin lesions, arsenic metabolism, neurological functions, and biomarkers for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases: review of recent findings from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) in Bangladesh. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 239(2):184-92. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2009.01.010
  • Halden, Rolf Ulrich. 2009. Book Review: Pharma-Ecology  The Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment by Patrick K. Jjimba. Environmental Health Perspectives. 117(4):A172.
  • Isaacson, Carl W., Markus Kleber, and Jennifer A. Field. 2009. Quantitative analysis of fullerene nanomaterials in environmental systems: A critical review. Environmental Science & Technology. 43(17):6463-6474. doi:10.1021/es900692e (Completed with ARRA Funds)


  • Guha, N., Jeffrey S. Chang, Anand P. Chokkalingam, Joseph L. Wiemels, Martyn T. Smith, and Patricia A. Buffler. 2008. NQ01 polymorphisms and de novo childhood leukemia: a HuGE review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology. 168(11):1221-1232. doi:10.1093/aje/kwn246
  • Ludewig, Gabriele, Leane Lehmann, Harald L. Esch, and Larry W. Robertson. 2008. Metabolic activation of PCBs to carcinogens in vivoA review. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 25(2):241-246.
  • Phillips, Timothy D., Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Jason Williams, Henry J. Huebner, N-A Ankrah, D. Ofori-Adjei, Pauline E. Jolly, Natalie Johnson, John F. Taylor, Alicia Marroquin-Cardona, L. Xu, Louisa S. Tang, and Jia-Sheng Wang. 2008. Reducing human exposure to aflatoxin through the use of clay: a review. Food Additives and Contaminants. 25(2):134-45. doi:10.1080/02652030701567467


  • Shih, R.A., H. Hu, Marc G. Weisskopf, and B.S. Schwartz. 2007. Cumulative lead dose and cognitive function in adults: a review of studies that measured both blood lead and bone lead. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(3):483-92.


  • Aposhian, H.Vasken and Mary M. Aposhian. 2006. Arsenic Toxicology: Five Questions (Review). Chemical Research in Toxicology. 19(1):1-15.
  • Manuguerra, M., F. Saletta, Margaret R. Karagas, M. Berwick, F. Veglia, Paolo Vineis, and G. Matullo. 2006. XRCC3 and XPD/ERCC2 single nucleotide polymorphisms and the risk of cancer: a HuGE review. American Journal of Epidemiology. 164(4):297-302.
  • Riha, Karel, Michelle Heacock, and Dorothy E. Shippen. 2006. The role of the nonhomologous end-joining DNA double-strand break repair pathway in telomere biology. Annual Review of Genetics. 40:237-277. doi:10.1146/annurev.genet.39.110304.095755



  • Carter, Dean E., H. Vasken Aposhian, and A Jay Gandolfi. 2003. The metabolism of inorganic arsenic oxides, gallium arsenide, and arsine: a toxicochemical review. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 193(3):309-334.
  • Mitch, William A., Jonathan O. Sharp, R. Rhodes Trussell, Richard L. Valentine, Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, and David L. Sedlak. 2003. N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) as a drinking water contaminant: A review. Environmental Engineering Science. 20(5):389-404.



  • Butterfield, D.Allan, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Sylvia Daunert, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2001. Catalytic biofunctional membranes containing site-specifically immobilized enzyme arrays: a review. Journal of Membrane Science. 181(1):29-37.
  • Kidd, Sharon A., Brenda Eskenazi, and Andrew J. Wyrobek. 2001. Effects of male age on semen quality and fertility: a review of the literature. Fertility and Sterility. 75(2):237-248.
  • Moser, F.C. and Richard F. Bopp. 2001. Particle-Associated Contaminants in a Shallow Coastal Lagoon, Barnegat Bay, NJ: A Review. Journal of Coastal Research. 32:229243.


  • Field, James A., Francisco J. Cervantes, Frank P. van der Zee, and Gatze Lettinga. 2000. Role of quinones in the biodegadation of priority pollutants: a review. Water Science & Technology. 42(5-6):215-222.


  • Christakos, George. 1999. Review of "GeoEnvi-Geostatistics for Environmental Applications," by A. Soares, J. Gomez-Hernandez and R. Froidevaux (eds.). Environmental Geosciences. 6:1-4.


  • Johnson, Paula D., Brenda V. Dawson, and Stanley J. Goldberg. 1998. A Review: Trichloroethylene metabolites: Potential cardiac teratogens. Environmental Health Perspectives. 106(4):995-999.
  • Parlange, Marc B., Anthony T. Cahill, Donald R. Nielsen, Jan W. Hopmans, and Ole Wendroth. 1998. Review of heat and water movement in field soils. Soil & Tillage Research. 47(1-2):5-10.


  • Sutton, Richard MC, Karen L. Sutton, and Joseph A. Caruso. 1997. ICP-MS Detection for Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis: A Review. Journal of Chromatography A. 789:85-126.


  • Salmon, Andrew G., Kenneth W. Kizer, Lauren Zeise, Richard J. Jackson, and Martyn T. Smith. 1995. Potential carcinogenicity of chloral hydrate - a review. Journal of Toxicology and Clinical Toxicology. 33(2):115-121.

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