In their August 2017 Editor's Choice article, "Applying the erythrocyte Pig-a assay concept to rat epididymal sperm for germ cell mutagenicity evaluation," Zhiying Ji and Matthew LeBaron describe the potential of the sperm Pig-a assay for detecting germ cell mutagens using two case study chemicals.
In the April 2017 issue of Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, Yan Sha and coworkers at the Oregon Health & Science University and Vanderbilt University examined the impact of local sequence context and anomeric conformation (α or β) on Fapy-dG adduct-induced mutagenesis.
The March 2017 Editor's Choice article, "Tumor-Associated APE1 Variant Exhibits Reduced Complementation Efficiency, But Does Not Promote Cancer Cell Phenotypes" exemplifies the importance of the base excision repair protein APE1 in the preservation of cellular homeostasis and genomic integrity.
The January 2017 Editor's Choice article, "Developmental Programming: Interaction Between Prenatal BPA and Postnatal Overfeeding on Cardiac Tissue Gene Expression in Female Sheep" by Koneva et al., reveals a complex relationship between intrauterine BPA exposure and postnatal diet in sheep.
In their December 2016 Editor's Choice article, entitled "Human T Lymphocytes Bioactivate Heterocyclic Aromatic Amines by Forming DNA Adducts," Bellamri et al. report important new information that will inform the public about cancer risk associated with heterocyclic aromatic amines.