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dc.contributor.advisorHolt, Stanley
dc.contributor.advisorSchwartz, J.
dc.contributor.advisorMager, Donna
dc.contributor.advisorKozlowski, Vitolodo A.
dc.contributor.authorDrake, Daniel R.
dc.description1 broadside : ill.
dc.description.abstractCurrent cancer research links Helicobacter pylori with stomach cancer and the genus Neisseria with nuclei aberrations in the oral cavity. In a similar model, preliminary results of a recent study (Mager et al, 2002) showed that Capnocytophaga gingivalis and Prevotella melaninogenica were associated with oral cancer lesions, alluding to a possible role its development. The aim of this project was to test the susceptibility of these two oral bacteria to benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), a potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke to test for the production of carcinogenic by-products. In a separate study, the bacteria were exposed to curcumin, a polyphenolic compound found in plant foods with antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties.en
dc.description.sponsorshipForsyth Institute.
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2004
dc.description.sponsorshipInstitute for Cancer Prevention (Philadelphia, Pa.)
dc.description.sponsorshipPonta Grossa State University (Paraná, Brazil)
dc.description.tableofcontentsObjectives -- Methods -- Results -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments
dc.publisherKalamazoo College
dc.subject.lcshMouth -- Diseases
dc.subject.lcshBacterial diseases
dc.titleEffects of environmental agents on bacteria from the oral cavityen

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Individualized Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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