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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Oregon Health and Science University: Administrative Core

Superfund Research Program

Administrative Core

Project Leader: Peter S. Spencer
Grant Number: P42ES010338
Funding Period: 2000-2006

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  • Shankar P, Geier MC, Truong L, McClure RS, Pande P, Waters KM, Tanguay RL. 2019. Coupling genome-wide transcriptomics and developmental toxicity profiles in zebrafish to characterize polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) hazard. Int J Mol Sci 20:2570. doi:10.3390/ijms20102570 PMID:31130617 PMCID:PMC6566387


  • Trimpin S, Mixon AE, Stapels MD, Kim M, Spencer PS, Deinzer ML. 2004. Identification of endogenous phosphorylation sites of bovine medium and low molecular weight neurofilament proteins by tandem mass spectrometry. Biochemistry 43(7):2091-2105. PMID:14967049
  • Zhan C, Spencer PS, Dixon DA. 2004. Chromogenic and neurotoxic effects of an aliphatic gamma-diketone: Computational insights into the molecular structures and mechanism. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108(19):6098-6104.


  • Higgins G, Muniz J, McCauley L. 2003. Monitoring acetylcholinesterase levels in migrant agricultural workers and their children using a portable test kit. J Agric Saf Health 7(1):35-49. PMID:11398901
  • McCauley L, Michaels S, Rothlein J, Muniz J, Lasarev MR, Ebbert C. 2003. Pesticide exposure and self reported home hygiene: practices in agricultural families. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal 51(3):113-119. PMID:12670098
  • Sabri MI, Hashemi SB, Spencer PS. 2003. Neurotoxicity and reactivity of 1,2-diacetylbenzene (1,2-DAB) with motor and cytoskeletal proteins in rat spinal cord and sciatic nerves. Toxicol Lett 144(Suppl.1):s130.
  • Tshala-Katumbay DD, Palmer VS, Kayton RJ, Sabri MI, Spencer PS. 2003. Demonstration of murine neurotoxic responses to 1,2-diacetylbenzene preparatory to toxicogenomic characterization. Environ Health Perspect 67:357.
  • Zhan C, Spencer PS, Dixon DA. 2003. Computational insights into the chemical structures and mechanisms of the chromogenic and neurotoxic effects of aromatic gamma-diketones. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107(12):2853-2861.


  • Kim M, Spencer PS, Sabri MI. 2002. Amino acid and protein targets of 1,2-diacetylbenzene, a potent aromatic gamma-diketone that induces proximal neurofilamentous axonopathy. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 183(1):55-65. PMID:12217642
  • Sabri MI, Hashemi SB, Kim M, Spencer PS. 2002. Aromatic hydrocarbon 1,2-diacetylbenzene cross-links neurofilaments and other proteins. J Neurochem 81:103.
  • Sabri MI, Spencer PS. 2002. How does acrylamide perturb axon transport and induce nerve fiber degeneration? Commentary on forum position paper. Neurotoxicology 23(2):259-63;discussion265-70. PMID:12224766
  • Shin CY, Ponomareva ON, Connolly L, Turker MS. 2002. A mouse kidney cell line with a G:C --> C:G transversion mutator phenotype. Mutat Res 503(1-2):69-76. PMID:12052505
  • Spencer PS, Kim M, Sabri MI. 2002. Aromatic as well as aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent axonopathy. Int J Hyg Environ Health 205(1-2):131-136. PMID:12018006
  • Thrall K, Gies RA, Muniz J, Woodstock AD, Higgins G. 2002. Route-of-entry and brain tissue partition coefficients for common Superfund contaminants. J Toxicol Environ Health A 65(24):2075-2086. PMID:12515587
  • Zhan C, Dixon DA, Spencer PS, Kim M, Sabri MI. 2002. Theoretical determination of chromophores in the chromogenic effects of aromatic neurotoxicants. J Am Chem Soc 124(11):2744-2752. PMID:11890826


  • Kim M, Sabri MI, Miller VH, Kayton RJ, Dixon DA, Spencer PS. 2001. 1,2-diacetylbenzene, the neurotoxic metabolite of a chromogenic aromatic solvent, induces proximal axonopathy. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 177(2):121-131. PMID:11740911
  • McCauley L, Lasarev MR, Higgins G, Rothlein J, Muniz J, Ebbert C, Phillips J. 2001. Work characteristics and pesticide exposures among migrant agricultural families: a community-based research approach. Environ Health Perspect 109:533-538. PMID:11401767


  • Sabri MI, Kim M, Spencer PS. 2000. The aromatic hydrocarbon 1,2-diacetylbenzene induces pathological changes in the rodent nervous system. Toxicol Lett 116(1):72.
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