Publications



New immobilisation method for oligonucleotides on electrodes enables highly-sensitive, electrochemical label-free gene sensing.
Biosens Bioelectron 2017 Nov 1;97:128-135. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
Polymer Electronics Research Centre, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand; MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, New Zealand. Electronic address:

A miRNA signature for an environmental heterocyclic amine defined by a multi-organ carcinogenicity bioassay in the rat.
Arch Toxicol 2017 Oct 13;91(10):3415-3425. Epub 2017 Mar 13.
Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, 2121 W Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

The phytochemical 3,3'-diindolylmethane decreases expression of AR-controlled DNA damage repair genes through repressive chromatin modifications and is associated with DNA damage in prostate cancer cells.
J Nutr Biochem 2017 Sep 25;47:113-119. Epub 2017 May 25.
Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Moore Family Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Electronic address:

Divergent roles of p120-catenin isoforms linked to altered cell viability, proliferation, and invasiveness in carcinogen-induced rat skin tumors.
Mol Carcinog 2017 Jul 6;56(7):1733-1742. Epub 2017 Mar 6.
Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Houston, Texas.

Surface engineering of poly(methylmethacrylate): Effects on fluorescence immunoassay.
Biointerphases 2017 Jun 6;12(2):02C415. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand and MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, P.O. Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

A functional pseudogene, NMRAL2P, is regulated by Nrf2 and serves as a coactivator of NQO1 in sulforaphane-treated colon cancer cells.
Mol Nutr Food Res 2017 Apr 3;61(4). Epub 2017 Jan 3.
Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention, Institute of Biosciences & Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Long noncoding RNAs and sulforaphane: a target for chemoprevention and suppression of prostate cancer.
J Nutr Biochem 2017 Apr 12;42:72-83. Epub 2017 Jan 12.
Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University, 103 Milam Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331; Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, 307 Linus Pauling Science Center, Corvallis, OR 97331; Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Oregon State University, 3021 Agriculture and Life Sciences Building, Corvallis, OR 97331; Moore Family Center, Oregon State University, 103 Milam Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. Electronic address:


Aminorifamycins and Sporalactams Produced in Culture by a Micromonospora sp. Isolated from a Northeastern-Pacific Marine Sediment Are Potent Antibiotics.
Org Lett 2017 Feb 6;19(4):766-769. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
Departments of Chemistry and Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia , 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1.




Gold-sputtered Blu-ray discs: simple and inexpensive SERS substrates for sensitive detection of melamine.
Anal Bioanal Chem 2016 Jun 16;408(16):4403-11. Epub 2016 Apr 16.
MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland, 23 Symonds St., Auckland, New Zealand.



Data Verification Tools for Minimizing Management Costs of Dense Air-Quality Monitoring Networks.
Environ Sci Technol 2016 Jan 22;50(2):835-46. Epub 2015 Dec 22.
MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland , Auckland 1142, New Zealand.


Cytochrome P450 1b1 in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-induced skin carcinogenesis: Tumorigenicity of individual PAHs and coal-tar extract, DNA adduction and expression of select genes in the Cyp1b1 knockout mouse.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2015 Sep 3;287(2):149-60. Epub 2015 Jun 3.
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA; Superfund Research Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA; Environmental Health Sciences Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.

The amylase inhibitor montbretin A reveals a new glycosidase inhibition motif.
Nat Chem Biol 2015 Sep 27;11(9):691-6. Epub 2015 Jul 27.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Solanioic Acid, an Antibacterial Degraded Steroid Produced in Culture by the Fungus Rhizoctonia solani Isolated from Tubers of the Medicinal Plant Cyperus rotundus.
Org Lett 2015 May 10;17(9):2074-7. Epub 2015 Apr 10.
‡Departments of Chemistry and Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1.


Analysis of dibenzo[def,p]chrysene-deoxyadenosine adducts in wild-type and cytochrome P450 1b1 knockout mice using stable-isotope dilution UHPLC-MS/MS.
Mutat Res Genet Toxicol Environ Mutagen 2015 Apr 12;782:51-6. Epub 2015 Mar 12.
Superfund Research Program, Oregon State University, 1011 ALS, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA; Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department, Oregon State University, 1007 ALS, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA; Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, 307 LPSC, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA; Environmental Health Science Center, Oregon State University, 1011 ALS, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. Electronic address:

Epigenetic Regulation by Sulforaphane: Opportunities for Breast and Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention.
Curr Pharmacol Rep 2015 Apr;1(2):102-111
103 Milam Hall, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA ; 307 Linus Pauling Science Center, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA ; 212 Milam Hall, Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.


Human in Vivo Pharmacokinetics of [(14)C]Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Following Oral Microdosing.
Chem Res Toxicol 2015 Jan 10;28(1):126-34. Epub 2014 Dec 10.
Biology and Biotechnology Research Division, and ¶the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , Livermore, California 94550, United States.

Transcriptome analysis reveals a dynamic and differential transcriptional response to sulforaphane in normal and prostate cancer cells and suggests a role for Sp1 in chemoprevention.
Mol Nutr Food Res 2014 Oct 5;58(10):2001-13. Epub 2014 Aug 5.
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA; Biological and Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA.

Flavin-containing monooxygenase S-oxygenation of a series of thioureas and thiones.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2014 Jul 12;278(2):91-9. Epub 2014 Apr 12.
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-7301, USA; The Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-7301, USA; Environmental Health Sciences Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-7301, USA. Electronic address:



A novel assay for antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity against HIV-1- or SIV-infected cells reveals incomplete overlap with antibodies measured by neutralization and binding assays.
J Virol 2012 Nov 29;86(22):12039-52. Epub 2012 Aug 29.
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, New England Primate Research Center, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA.





Effects of sulforaphane and 3,3'-diindolylmethane on genome-wide promoter methylation in normal prostate epithelial cells and prostate cancer cells.
PLoS One 2014 22;9(1):e86787. Epub 2014 Jan 22.
School of Biological & Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America ; Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America ; Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America.

Nrf2 status affects tumor growth, HDAC3 gene promoter associations, and the response to sulforaphane in the colon.
Clin Epigenetics 2015 18;7:102. Epub 2015 Sep 18.
Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, TX USA ; Department of Food Science & Nutrition, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX USA ; Department of Molecular & Cellular Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX USA ; Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX USA.


Controlling gelation with sequence: Towards programmable peptide hydrogels.
Acta Biomater 2016 10 14;43:30-37. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland, 23 Symonds St., Auckland 1010, New Zealand; School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, 3A Symonds St., Auckland 1010, New Zealand; MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University, Wellington 6140, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Affinity Crystallography: A New Approach to Extracting High-Affinity Enzyme Inhibitors from Natural Extracts.
J Nat Prod 2016 08 6;79(8):1962-70. Epub 2016 Aug 6.
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, ‡Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, §Department of Chemistry and Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science, ⊥Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, and ∥Centre for Blood Research, University of British Columbia , Vancouver, BC Canada , V6T 1Z3.

Reciprocal regulation of BMF and BIRC5 (Survivin) linked to Eomes overexpression in colorectal cancer.
Cancer Lett 2016 10 15;381(2):341-8. Epub 2016 Aug 15.
Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA; Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Leupeptazin, a highly modified tripeptide isolated from cultures of a Streptomyces sp. inhibits cathepsin K.
Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2017 03 5;27(6):1397-1400. Epub 2017 Feb 5.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada; Department of Oral, Biological and Medical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2151 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada; Centre for Blood Research, University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada. Electronic address:

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