Date of Award

2015

Document Type

USM Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Douglas A. Currie

Keywords

Biology, Arsenic

Abstract

Arsenic is a toxic metalloid, naturally occurring in a variety of forms on Earth. Dose-dependent arsenic exposure, through contaminated drinking water and from anthropogenic sources, has been directly linked to oncogenesis, carcinogenesis, contribution to various disease states, and neurotoxicity. Curiously, it has also become one of the most successful therapeutic treatments for acute promyleocytic leukemia.

Comments

This thesis is restricted to USM access only.

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