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Person Details: James G. Wetmur

Superfund Research Program

James G. Wetmur

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology
1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1124
New York, New York 10029
Phone: 212-241-7685
Fax: 212-534-1684





  • Wetmur JG, Kumar M, Zhang L, Palomeque C, Wallenstein S, Chen J. 2005. Molecular haplotyping by linking emulsion PCR: analysis of paraoxonase 1 haplotypes and phenotypes. Nucleic Acids Res 33(8):2615-2619. PMID:15886392


  • Chen J, Hunter DJ, Stampfer MJ, Kyte C, Chan W, Wetmur JG, Selhub J, Ma J. 2003. Polymorphism in the thymidylate synthase promoter enhancer region modifies the risk and survival of colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12(10):958-962. PMID:14578129


  • Chen J, Gerner S, Higuchi R, Berkowitz GS, Godbold JH, Wetmur JG. 2002. Kinetic PCR on pooled DNA: a high efficiency alternative in genetic epidemiologic studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:131-136.
  • Wetmur JG, Kumar M, Berkowitz GS, Chen J. 2002. Increased influence of genetic variation on paraoxonase gene expression in neonates. Environ Mol Mutagen 93(Suppl33):67.


  • Chen J, Higuchi R, Gerner S, Berkowitz GS, Wetmur JG. 2001. Kinetic PCR on pooled DNA: a high-throughput, high-efficiency alternative in genetic epidemiologic studies. Proc Am Assoc Cancer Res 42:283.


  • Gonzalez S, Rosenfeld A, Szeto D, Wetmur JG. 2000. The Ruv proteins of Thermotoga maritima: branch migration and resolution of Holliday junctions. Biochim Biophys Acta 1494(3):217-225. PMID:11121578
  • Gonzalez S, Wetmur JG. 2000. Holliday Junction Branch Migration and Resolution: RuvA, RuvB and RuvC from the hyperthermophile Thermotoga maritima. In: DNA Repair Protocols. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.


  • Landrigan PJ, Claudio L, Markowitz SB, Berkowitz GS, Brenner BL, Romero H, Wetmur JG, Matte TD, Gore AC, Godbold JH, Wolff MS. 1999. Pesticides and inner-city children: exposures, risks and prevention. Environ Health Perspect 107(3):431-437. PMID:10346991
  • Wetmur JG. 1999. Nucleic Acid Hybridization. In: DNA Based Computers III. American Mathematical Society, pp.1-23.
  • Wetmur JG. 1999. Thermostable MutS proteins.
  • Wetmur JG, Quartin RS, Engelhardt D. 1999. Branch migration of nucleotides.


  • Desnick RJ, Wetmur JG. 1998. Methods for determining susceptibility to lead poisoning.
  • Fleming DE, Chettle DR, Wetmur JG, Desnick RJ, Robin J, Boulay D, Richard NS, Gordon CL, Webber CE. 1998. Effect of the delta-aminolevulinate dehydratase polymorphism on the accumulation of lead in bone and blood in lead smelter workers. Environ Res 77(1):49-61. PMID:9593628
  • Garey J, Wolff MS, Wetmur JG. 1998. Evaluation of estrogenic potential of complex mixtures of New York Harbor contaminants in normal human mammary epithelial cells in vitro. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) Conference, 1998. Boston, MA.
  • Wetmur JG, Rosenfeld A, Desnick RJ. 1998. Genetic influences on lead poisoning. Toxicol Sci 42:2335.


  • Bergdahl IA, Gerhardsson L, Schutz A, Desnick RJ, Wetmur JG, Skerfving S. 1997. Delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase polymorphism: influence on lead levels and kidney function in humans. Arch Environ Health 52(2):91-96. doi:10.1080/00039899709602870 PMID:9124881
  • Bergdahl IA, Grubb A, Schutz A, Desnick RJ, Wetmur JG, Sassa S, Skerfving S. 1997. Lead binding to delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) in human erythrocytes. Pharmacol Toxicol 81(4):153-158. PMID:9353844
  • Claudio L, Lee T, Wolff MS, Wetmur JG. 1997. A murine model of genetic susceptibility to lead bioaccumulation. Fundam Appl Toxicol 35:84-90. PMID:9024676
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