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Project Publications: University of Kentucky: Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Nutrition and Diabetes

Superfund Research Program

Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Nutrition and Diabetes

Project Leader: Lisa A. Cassis
Grant Number: P42ES007380
Funding Period: 2005-2019
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  • Jackson E, Thatcher SE, Larian N, English V, Soman S, Morris AJ, Weng J, Stromberg AJ, Swanson HI, Pearson KJ, Cassis LA. 2019. Effects of aryl hydrocarbon receptor deficiency on PCB-77-induced impairment of glucose homeostasis during weight loss in male and female obese mice. Environ Health Perspect 127(7):doi:10.1289/EHP4133 PMID:31306034 PMCID:PMC6794491
  • Larian N, Ensor M, Thatcher SE, English V, Morris AJ, Stromberg AJ, Cassis LA. 2019. Pseudomonas aeruginosa-derived pyocyanin reduces adipocyte differentiation, body weight, and fat mass as mechanisms contributing to septic cachexia. Food Chem Toxicol 130:219-230. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2019.05.012 PMID:31078726 PMCID:PMC6557674





  • Baker NA, English V, Sunkara M, Morris AJ, Pearson KJ, Cassis LA. 2013. Resveratrol protects against polychlorinated biphenyl-mediated impairment of glucose homeostasis in adipocytes. J Nutr Biochem 24(12):2168-2174. doi:10.1016/j.jnutbio.2013.08.009 PMID:24231106 PMCID:PMC4066417
  • Baker NA, Karounos M, English V, Fang J, Wei Y, Stromberg AJ, Sunkara M, Morris AJ, Swanson HI, Cassis LA. 2013. Coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls impair glucose homeostasis in lean C57BL/6 mice and mitigate beneficial effects of weight loss on glucose homeostasis in obese mice. Environ Health Perspect 121:105-110. doi:10.1289/ehp.1205421 PMID:23099484 PMCID:PMC3553436


  • Arsenescu V, Arsenescu RI, Parulkar M, Karounos M, Zhang X, Baker NA, Cassis LA. 2011. Polychlorinated biphenyl 77 augments angiotensin II-induced atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysms in male apolipoprotein E deficient mice. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 257(1):148-154. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2011.08.028 PMID:21925196 PMCID:PMC3220787


  • Arzuaga X, Ren N, Stromberg AJ, Black EP, Arsenescu V, Cassis LA, Majkova Z, Toborek M, Hennig B. 2009. Induction of gene pattern changes associated with dysfunctional lipid metabolism induced by dietary fat and exposure to a persistent organic pollutant. Toxicol Lett 189(2):96-101. doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2009.05.008 PMID:19467301 PMCID:PMC2729430


  • Arsenescu V, Arsenescu RI, King V, Swanson HI, Cassis LA. 2008. Polychlorinated biphenyl-77 induces adipocyte differentiation and proinflammatory adipokines and promotes obesity and atherosclerosis. Environ Health Perspect 116(6):761-768. doi:10.1289/ehp.10554 PMID:18560532 PMCID:PMC2430232


  • Hollman AM, Bhattacharyya D. 2003. Functionalized membranes for tunable separations and toxic metal capture. Chapter Vol. 51 in: New Insights into Membrane Science and Technology: Polymeric, Inorganic and Biofunctional Membranes. Elsevier Science Publisher, pp.329-351.


  • Calfee-Mason K, Spear BT, Glauert HP. 2001. Effect of dietary vitamin E on other cellular antioxidant defense systems in phenobarbital-treated rats. In: Recent Advances in the Environmental Toxicology and Health Effects of PCBs. University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, KY. pp.321-322.
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