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Person Details: Walter T. Klimecki

Superfund Research Program

Walter T. Klimecki

University of Arizona
Department of Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 210207
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0207
Phone: 520-626-7470
Fax: 520-626-2466


Research Briefs



  • Hogan DE, Tian F, Malm SW, Kegel LL, Szabo LZ, Hunjan AS, Pemberton JE, Klimecki WT, Polt RL, Maier RM. 2020. Biodegradability and Toxicity of Cellobiosides and Melibiosides. J Surfactants Deterg 10:doi:10.1002/jsde.12421


  • Hogan DE, Tian F, Malm SW, Olivares CI, Palos Pacheco R, Simonich MT, Hunjan AS, Tanguay RL, Klimecki WT, Polt RL, Pemberton JE, Curry J, Maier RM. 2019. Biodegradability and toxicity of monorhamnolipid biosurfactant diastereomers. J Hazard Mater 364:600-607. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.10.050 PMID:30390580 PMCID:PMC6289288


  • Malm SW, Zmouzougan EA, Klimecki WT. 2018. Fetal bovine serum induces sustained, but reversible, epithelial-mesenchymal transition in the BEAS-2B cell line. Toxicol In Vitro 50:383-390. doi:10.1016/j.tiv.2018.04.008 PMID:29678786


  • Beamer P, Klimecki WT, Loh M, Van Horne YO, Sugeng AJ, Lothrop N, Billheimer D, Guerra S, Lantz RC, Canales RA, Martinez FD. 2016. Association of children's urinary CC16 levels with arsenic concentrations in multiple environmental media. Int J Environ Res Public Health 13(5):521. doi:10.3390/ijerph13050521 PMID:27223295 PMCID:PMC4881146
  • Loh M, Sugeng AJ, Lothrop N, Klimecki WT, Cox M, Wilkinson S, Lu Z, Beamer P. 2016. Multimedia exposures to arsenic and lead for children near an inactive mine tailings and smelter site. Environ Res 146:331-339. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2015.12.011 PMID:26803211
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Lothrop N, Wilkinson S, Root RA, Artiola JF, Klimecki WT, Loh M. 2016. Analyzing patterns of community interest at a legacy mining waste site to assess and inform environmental health literacy efforts. J Environ Stud Sci 6(3):543-555. doi:10.1007/s13412-015-0297-x PMID:27595054 PMCID:PMC5007004



  • Beamer P, Sugeng AJ, Kelly MD, Lothrop N, Klimecki WT, Wilkinson S, Loh M. 2014. Use of dust fall filters as passive samplers for metal concentrations in air for communities near contaminated mine tailings. Environ Sci Process Impacts 16(6):1275-1281. doi:10.1039/c3em00626c PMID:24469149 PMCID:PMC4038653
  • Zhao F, Malm SW, Hinchman AN, Li H, Beeks CG, Klimecki WT. 2014. Arsenite-induced pseudo-hypoxia results in loss of anchorage-dependent growth in BEAS-2B pulmonary epithelial cells. PLoS One 9(12):e114549. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114549 PMID:25513814 PMCID:PMC4267735


  • Diaz-Villasenor A, Cruz L, Cebrian A, Hernandez-Ramirez RU, Hiriart M, Garcia-Vargas GG, Bassol S, Sordo M, Gandolfi A, Klimecki WT, Cebrian ME, Ostrosky-Wegman P, Lopez-Carillo L. 2013. Arsenic exposure and calpain-10 polymorphisms impair the function of pancreatic beta-cells in humans: A pilot study of risk factors for T2DM. PLoS One 8:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051642 PMID:23349674 PMCID:PMC3551951
  • Zhao F, Severson PL, Pacheco S, Futscher BW, Klimecki WT. 2013. Arsenic exposure induces the Warburg effect in cultured human cells. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 271(1):72-77. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2013.04.020 PMID:23648393 PMCID:PMC3714307



  • Gomez-Rubio P, Roberge J, Arendell L, Harris RB, O'Rourke MK, Chen Z, Cantu-Soto E, Meza-Montenegro MM, Billheimer D, Lu Z, Klimecki WT. 2011. Association between body mass index and arsenic methylation efficiency in adult women from southwest U.S. and northwest Mexico. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 252:176-182. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2011.02.007 PMID:21320519 PMCID:PMC3075343




  • Meza MM, Yu L, Rodriguez YY, Guild M, Thompson D, Gandolfi A, Klimecki WT. 2005. Developmentally restricted genetic determinants of human arsenic metabolism: association between urinary methylated arsenic and CYT19 polymorphisms in children. Environ Health Perspect 113(6):775-781. PMID:15929903


  • Yu L, Kalla K, Guthrie E, Vidrine A, Klimecki WT. 2003. Genetic variation in genes associated with arsenic metabolism: GST-Omega and Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase polymorphisms in European and Indigenous Americans. EHP Toxicogenomics 111(11):1421-1428.
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