United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Research Update - September 2009

 The following journal articles were distributed for review in September 2009. You can access the article's abstract by copying the paper title and pasting it into the search bar of the PubMed website, linked here. 

Gulf War Specific Articles

1. Neurological mortality among U.S. veterans of the Persian Gulf War: 13-year follow-up . (Barth SK, Kang HK, Bullman TA & Wallin MT.   Am J Ind Med. 2009;52(9):663-670.)

2. Neuropsychological functioning of U.S. Gulf War veterans 10 years after the war . (Toomey R, Alpern R, Vasterling JJ, Baker DG, Reda DJ, Lyons MJ, Henderson WG, Kang HK, Eisen SA & Murphy FM. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2009;15(5):717-729.)

3. Biological monitoring for depleted uranium exposure in U.S. veterans . (Dorsey CD, Engelhardt SM, Squibb KS & McDiarmid MA. Environ Health Perspect. 2009;117(6):953-956.)

Other Relevant Research

1. DNA damage in horticultural farmers: a pilot study showing an association with organophosphate pesticide exposure . (Atherton KM, Williams FM, Gonzalez FJE, Glass R, Rushton S, Blain PG, Mutch E. Biomarkers. 2009; Epub ahead of print.)

2. Neurologic symptoms in licensed pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study . (Kamel F, Engel LS, Gladen BC , Hoppin JA, Alavanja MCR & Sandler DP. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2007;26(3):243-250.)

3. Evidence for inhibition of cholinesterases in insect and mammalian nervous systems by the insect repellent deet . (Corbel V, Stankiewicz M, Pennetier C, Fournier D, Stojan J, Girard E, Dimitrov M, Molgo J, Hougard JM & Lapied B. BMC Biol. 2009;7:47.)

4. Mass spectral characterization of organophosphate-labeled lysine in peptides . (Grigoryan H, Li B, Xue W, Grigoryan M, Schopfer LM & Lockridge O. Anal Biochem. 2009;394(1):92-100.)

5. Mass spectrometry identifies covalent binding of soman, sarin, chlorpyrifos oxon, diisopropyl fluorophosphate, and FP-biotin to tyrosines on tubulin: a potential mechanism of long term toxicity by organophosphorus agents . (Grigoryan H, Schopfer LM, Thompson CM, Terry AV, Masson P & Lockridge O. Chem Biol Interact. 2008;175(1-3):180-186.) 

6. Uptake of permethrin from impregnated clothing . (Rossbach B, Appel KE, Mross KE & Letzel S. Toxicol Lett. 2009; Epub ahead of print.)

7. Critical roles for microtubules in axonal development and disease . (Falnikar A & Baas PW. Results Probl Cell Differ. 2009;48:47-64.)