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2013

Cell and Developmental Biology

BHA

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Do Bha And Bht Induce Morphological Changes And Dna Double-Strand Breaks In Schizosaccharomyces Pombe?, Amy V. Tran Jan 2013

Do Bha And Bht Induce Morphological Changes And Dna Double-Strand Breaks In Schizosaccharomyces Pombe?, Amy V. Tran

Scripps Senior Theses

Butylated Hydroxyanisole, BHA, and Butylated Hydroxytoluene, BHT, are commonly used as preservatives for our food as well as additives in many products such as cosmetics, petroleum, and medicine. Although their use has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been controversies and debates on whether these phenol derivatives or antioxidants are safe to use. Their accumulative toxicology and side effects need to be thoroughly investigated as we continue to consume them on a daily basis. Data obtained by genomic analysis in Tang lab suggested the involvement of DNA damage checkpoint/repair pathways in the response network ...


Changes In Cell Morphology And The Cellular Localization Of Protein Kinase Dsk1 In Schizosaccharomyces Pombe In Response To Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Jacqueline T. Humphries Jan 2013

Changes In Cell Morphology And The Cellular Localization Of Protein Kinase Dsk1 In Schizosaccharomyces Pombe In Response To Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Jacqueline T. Humphries

Scripps Senior Theses

Dsk1 is the Schizosaccharomyces pombe functional homolog of human SRPK1, an SR protein kinase that regulates localization and function of SR protein splicing factors involved in transcription, alternative splicing, and mRNA export. It has been shown that a Dsk1 deletion strain of S. pombe is sensitive to exposure to butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), a phenol derivative commonly used as a food preservative. Little is known about how BHA interacts with cells on a functional level, although it has been shown to be cytotoxic and tumorigenic. The aims of this thesis are to study the effect of BHA on eukaryotic cells and ...