Daniel G. Kougias

Daniel G. Kougias
Cardno ChemRisk · Health Sciences

PhD DABT

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15
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Citations since 2017
12 Research Items
186 Citations
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Additional affiliations
June 2018 - present
Cardno ChemRisk
Position
  • Researcher
Education
July 2012 - May 2018
August 2007 - December 2011
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Field of study
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
August 2007 - December 2011
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Field of study
  • Food Science & Human Nutrition

Publications

Publications (15)
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Cobalt (Co) alloys have been used for over seven decades in a wide range of medical devices, including, but not limited to, hip and knee implants, surgical tools, and vascular stents, due to their favorable biocompatibility, durability, and mechanical properties. A recent regulatory hazard classification review by the European Chemicals Agency (ECH...
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Due to the widespread application of glyphosate, a nonselective herbicide, to a variety of resistant food crops, the general population is exposed to glyphosate through dietary intake. Despite this, dietary exposures to glyphosate are considered low in comparison to application-related exposures. Although previous studies have evaluated exposure to...
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the individual contributions of inhalation and dermal exposures to urinary glyphosate levels following the heavy residential consumer application of a glyphosate-containing herbicide. Methods: A pilot study was conducted in which each participant mixed and continuously spray-applied 16.3 gall...
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Black Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population, yet account for 54% of HIV deaths and 44% of new HIV diagnoses. Why do Black Americans die from HIV at such a disproportionate rate? In the current study, we asked whether the presence and behavior of in-group peers in public health settings may influence Black Americans’ attention to HIV informat...
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Hormones influence neurodevelopment which can result in vulnerability to endocrine disruptors such as phthalates during both the perinatal period and adolescence. Using a rat model, we have previously shown that perinatal exposure to an environmentally relevant phthalate mixture at low doses results in cognitive flexibility deficits in adults and a...
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Perinatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals negatively impacts health, but the mechanism by which such toxicants damage long-term reproductive and metabolic function is unknown. Lipid metabolism plays a pivotal role in steroid hormone synthesis as well as energy utilization and storage; thus, aberrant lipid regulation may contribute to pht...
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Environmental factors such as diet and endocrine-disrupting chemicals have individually been shown to mediate metabolic function. However, the underlying mechanism by which the combination disrupts adipocyte morphology and fat storage remains unknown. The current study evaluated early-life programming by diet and phthalate exposure. During gestatio...
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The growth and organization of the developing brain are known to be influenced by hormones, but little is known about whether disruption of hormones affects cortical regions, such as mPFC. This region is particularly important given its involvement in executive functions and implication in the pathology of many neuropsychiatric disorders. Here, we...
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The purpose of this review is to discuss the structural and physiological changes that underlie age-related neuromuscular dysfunction and to summarize current evidence on the potential role of nutritional interventions on neuromuscular dysfunction-associated pathways. Age-related neuromuscular deficits are known to coincide with distinct changes in...
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Humans are ubiquitously exposed to many phthalates, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals commonly used in many consumer goods, and diet, especially fatty foods, is presumed to be a major source of exposure. Here, we use a rat model of human prenatal exposure to investigate the potential interactive effects of an environmentally relevant mixtur...
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Objectives: Normal aging results in cognitive decline and nutritional interventions have been suggested as potential approaches for mitigating these deficits. Here, we used rats to investigate the effects of short- and long-term dietary supplementation with the leucine metabolite β-hydroxy-β-methyl butyrate (HMB) on working memory and cognitive fl...
Conference Paper
Normal, healthy aging results in cognitive decline and nutritional interventions have been suggested as potential approaches for mitigating cognitive deficits. Here, we used rats to investigate the effects of short (1-month) and long-term (7-month) dietary supplementation with the leucine metabolite beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) on recogni...

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Projects (3)
Archived project
To explore the cognitive and neural effects of short- and long-term supplementation with a specific nutrient, beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB), a minor leucine metabolite, in aging rats.