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Disease relevance of Petroleum


High impact information on Petroleum


Chemical compound and disease context of Petroleum


Biological context of Petroleum

  • Blockade of AhR pathway components with antisense morpholino oligonucleotides demonstrated that the key developmental defects induced by weathered crude oil exposure are mediated by low-molecular-weight tricyclic PAHs through AhR-independent disruption of cardiovascular function and morphogenesis [15].
  • Lignocellulosic biomass can be utilized to produce ethanol, a promising alternative energy source for the limited crude oil [16].
  • Administration of a Prudhoe Bay crude oil (PBCO) to rats has been shown to (a) inhibit platelet aggregation induced by adenosine diphosphate (ADP), arachidonic acid, or epinephrine and (b) induce benzo-alpha-pyrene hydroxylase (BPH) in the liver and small intestine [17].

Anatomical context of Petroleum


Associations of Petroleum with chemical compounds


Gene context of Petroleum

  • In addition, we emphasized the biological transformation of crude oil hydrocarbons into MXR inhibitors by oil-degrading bacteria, and the risk potentially caused by powerful natural MXR inhibitors produced by invasive species [26].
  • These cultures degraded C30 17alpha(H),21beta(H)-hopane and the C31-C34 extended hopanes in Bonny Light crude oil after 21 days of incubation at 30 degrees C. The C35 extended hopanes were conserved, and no 25-norhopanes were detected during the incubation [27].
  • PCD yields are significantly higher in populations exposed to mixed chemicals, crude oil and cytostatic drugs, compared with controls [28].
  • A waxy crude oil which gels below a threshold temperature has been investigated under static and dynamic conditions, using a combination of rheological methods, optical microscopy, and DSC [29].
  • Here we demonstrate that spiking of crude oils with synthetic imidazolines followed by solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography/electrospray ionisation multistage mass spectrometry (LC/ESI - MS(n)) allows an estimation of low (<10) parts per million concentrations of individual imidazolines in crude oils [30].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Petroleum


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