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Mathematical modeling of the effects of environmental contaminants, observed individually and in mixtures: application to the assessment of mutagenic potential of environmental contaminants using the assay Salmonella/microssome

Grant number: 14/13157-8
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: November 03, 2014 - September 02, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Mutagenesis
Principal researcher:Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro
Grantee:Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro
Visiting researcher: António José Arsénia Nogueira
Visiting researcher institution: Universidade de Aveiro (UA), Portugal
Home Institution: Faculdade de Tecnologia (FT). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Limeira , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Chemical mutagens are generally present in the environment as complex mixtures. These can originate mutations in germ cells and somatic cells leading to various side effects. The analysis of known mutagenic compounds is not sufficient to identify all mutagenic compounds present in environmental samples nor the types of interactions that can be established between them. The proposed project seeks to complement the "Diagnostic strains of the Salmonella/microsome assay as a potential tool in Effect Directed Analysis - application to the solution-oriented project" project, funded by FAPESP, which aims to use specific strains of Salmonella as diagnostic tools to help identify the major mutagenic toxicants present in the aquatic environment. This project will contribute to the development of solutions to complex environmental problems through the integration of test results for the Salmonella/microsome assay (Ames test) using mechanistic models to describe the behavior of chemical compounds alone and in combination. These models are useful as predictive tools and they are valuable for understanding the biological mechanisms underlying the observed effects. The models also have potential to be used within the risk assessment of environmental contaminants. The additional proposed activities, by engaging the Brazilian participants in the project, provide a great opportunity for all persons involved, by allowing sharing of knowledge and experiences, maximizing the impact of information generated by the original project and the transfer of "know how" between researchers from the two institutions involved. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
VACCHI, FRANCINE INFORCATO; VON DER OHE, PETER CARSTEN; DE ALBUQUERQUE, ANJAINA FERNANDES; DE SOUZA VENDEMIATTI, JOSIANE APARECIDA; JESUS AZEVEDO, CARINA CRISTINA; HONORIO, JAQUELINE GONCALVES; DA SILVA, BIANCA FERREIRA; BOLDRIN ZANONI, MARIA VALNICE; HENRY, THEODORE B.; NOGUEIRA, ANTONIO J.; UMBUZEIRO, GISELA DE ARAGADO. Occurrence and risk assessment of an azo dye - The case of Disperse Red 1. Chemosphere, v. 156, p. 95-100, AUG 2016. Web of Science Citations: 12.

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