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  1. CORESTA Congress, Kunming, 2018, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, ST 62

    Immune functions are perturbed to a greater extent with smoking rather than moist snuff use

    TRAN Q.T.(1); ARIMILLI S.(2); JOHNSON E.(3); LIU Gang(1); PRASAD G.L.(1)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.; (2) Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.; (3) University of North Carolina, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Greensboro, NC, U.S.A.
    Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Existing epidemiological data suggest moist snuff consumption is generally associated with reduced health risks relative to ...
  2. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 066

    Distinct gene expression changes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells exposed to combustible versus non-combustible tobacco product preparations

    TRAN N.Q.(1); ARIMILLI S.(2); MADAHIAN B.(3); HOMAYOUNI R.(3); PRASAD G.L.(1)
    (1) RAI Services, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (3) Quire Inc., Memphis, TN, USA
    Cigarette smoking exerts diverse physiological effects including immune suppression. Existing epidemiological data show that consumption of smokeless tobacco products, such as moist snuff, is less harmful relative to smoking. We previously demonstrated ...
  3. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2018, 72, abstr. 080

    Differential gene expression and functional responses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells pretreated with combustible and non-combustible tobacco products

    TRAN Q.T.(1); ARIMILLI S.(2); LIU Gang(1); MAKENA P.(1); PRASAD G.L.(1)
    (1) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA; (2) Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
    Chronic smoking is known to alter immune responses, which compromises tumor surveillance and host defense against microbial infections. We previously showed that smokers (SMK) exhibit distinct peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) gene expression ...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2017, Santa Cruz do Sul, AP 04

    Contributions to the study of gall wasp occurrence in Eucalyptus woodlots in southern Brazil

    ROESCH F.(1); FEUERBORN M.(1); KOEHLER A.(2); RAUBER M.(2); FARIAS J.(3); WELTER C.A.(3); TEIXEIRA D.S.(3)
    (1) Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil; (2) Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Laboratory of Entomology, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil; (3) Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Centro de Pesquisas Florestais, Campus Universitário, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil
    Firewood from Eucalyptus spp. is the main source of energy for tobacco curing in South Brazil. Leptocybe invasa Fisher & Lasalle, 2004 (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) is a gall inducing wasp species that causes damage to eucalyptus plantations and nurseries ...
  5. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2017, Santa Cruz do Sul, AP 49

    Potential alternative control for Ephestia spp. using parasitoid wasps

    KÖHLER A.(1); PEZZINI C.(1); ROESCH F.(2); FEUERBORN M.(2)
    (1) Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Laboratory of Entomology, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil; (2) Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Different practices are already used to control lepidopteran pests in stored tobacco, mostly including chemical or physical practices, preventive or disinfesting. Biological methods, used more frequently in tobacco field sites, are not used yet in stored ...
  6. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, 2017, Kitzbühel, STPOST 19

    Combustible and smokeless tobacco product preparations differentially regulate calcium mobilization in the human leukemic HL60 cell line

    MAKENA P.(2); ARIMILLI S.(1); DAMRATOSKI B.E.(1); PRASAD G.L.(2)
    (1) Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.; (2) RAI Services Co., Winston-Salem, NC 27102, U.S.A.
    Increased calcium (Ca 2+) mobilization is central to leukocyte signaling and for regulation of immune responses. Although evidence suggests that cigarette smoking affects several biological functions including inflammatory responses, how the use of ...
  7. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 21 (also presented at TSRC 2016)

    Puff-by-puff tar, nicotine and carbonyl profiles under different smoking regimens of commercial cigarettes with various carbon filter technologies

    ROBERTSON R.M.; NORFLEET K.; CANTERBURY W.B.
    Celanese, Narrows, VA, U.S.A.
    Puff-by-puff smoke analysis has shown that the CelFX ® carbon filter technology has similar nicotine and tar smoke delivery profiles but with significantly reduced carbonyls, particularly in the first 6 puffs, compared to a cellulose acetate filter. Prior ...
  8. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Smoke Science/Product Technology Groups, STPOST 40

    Role of oxidative stress in the suppression of immune responses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells exposed to combustible tobacco product preparations

    PRASAD G.L.(1); ARIMILLI S.(2); DAMRATOSKI B.E.(2)
    (1) Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, U.S.A.; (2) Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, U.S.A.
    Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for several human diseases. Chronic inflammation, resulting from increased oxidative stress, has been suggested as a mechanism that contributes to the increased susceptibility of smokers to cancer and microbial ...
  9. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2016, 70, abstr. 14 (also presented at CORESTA 2016)

    Puff-by-puff tar, nicotine and carbonyl profiles under different smoking regimens of commercial cigarettes with various carbon filter technologies

    ROBERTSON R.M.
    Celanese, Narrows, VA, USA
    Puff by puff smoke analysis has shown that the CelFX ® carbon filter technology has similar nicotine and tar smoke delivery profiles but with significantly reduced carbonyls, particularly in the first 6 puffs, compared to a cellulose acetate filter. Prior ...