Yashodani Pillay

Yashodani Pillay
University of British Columbia - Vancouver | UBC · Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Doctor of Philosophy

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Patulin (PAT) is a mycotoxin produced by Penicillium and other fungi that contaminate fruit. PAT targets the kidney and is associated with nephrotoxicity. Micro-RNAs (miRNA) may offer new insights into PAT-induced nephrotoxicity. Cytochrome P450 family 1, subfamily B, polypeptide 1 (CYP1B1), involved in metabolism of dietary toxins is negatively re...
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Patulin (PAT) is a mycotoxin produced by various fungal species that commonly contaminate apples and other fruit products. PAT is associated with glutathione (GSH) depletion and oxidative stress. Cytoprotective and antioxidant (AO) enzymes limit toxic outcomes and confer resistance to oxidative stress by influencing the expression of cytoprotective...
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Patulin (PAT) is a common mycotoxin contaminant of apple products linked to impaired metabolic and kidney function. Adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK), abundantly expressed in the kidney, intercedes metabolic changes and renal injury. The alpha-1-adrenergic receptors (α1-AR) facilitate Epinephrine (Epi)-mediated AMPK activation...
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Fumonisin B1 (FB1), a causative agent for animal-related mycotoxicoses, has been implicated in human and animal cancer. FB1 induces oxidative stress but the related survival responses are not well established. Central to this response is the transcription factor, nuclear factor erythroid 2 p45–related factor 2 (Nrf2). The effects of FB1 on Nrf2-rel...
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HIV has been implicated in adverse birth outcomes, due to increased oxidative stress and inflammation. In addition, HIV has been reported to increase nitric oxide levels. Therefore the combined exposures to HIV and traffic-related air pollution, within South Durban, South Africa (SA), may lead to adverse birth outcomes. However, the exact mechanism...

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Evaluate toxicity of food toxins in humans