Original Literature

(*denotes corresponding author)

  1. Netusil NR, Boyd E, van Giffen Z, La Merrill MA,and Rainsberger E.  Can open spaces be self-financing: results from Portland, Oregon. Choices, 2000, Second Quarter, 21-23.
  2. Gordon R, Hunter K, La Merrill M, Sørensen P, Threadgill D, and Pomp D. Genotype x diet interactions in mice predisposed to mammary cancer: II. tumors and metastasis. Mammalian Genome, 2008, 19: 179-189, PMID18288525.
  3. La Merrill M, Baston DS, Denison MS, Birnbaum LS, and Threadgill DW. Mouse breast cancer model-dependent changes in metabolic syndrome-associated phenotypes caused by maternal dioxin exposure and dietary fat. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2009, 296: E203-210, PMID18840765/PMCID:PMC2636987.
  4. La Merrill M, Kuruvilla BS, Birnbaum LS, Pomp D, and Threadgill DW. Dietary fat alters pubertal body composition and P450 induction following maternal TCDD exposure in DBA/2J mice. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2009, 117: 1414-1419, PMID19750107/PMCID:PMC2737019.
  5. La Merrill M*, Gordon R, Hunter K, Threadgill D, and Pomp D. Dietary fat alters pulmonary metastasis of mammary cancers through cancer autonomous and non-autonomous changes in gene expression. Clinical and Experimental Metastasis, 2010, 27: 107-116, PMID20151316.
  6. La Merrill M, Harper R, Birnbaum LS, Cardiff RD, and Threadgill DW. Maternal TCDD along with a diet high in fat increases mammary cancer incidence in mice. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2010, 118: 596-601 (Cover article and Science Selection), PMID20435547/PMCID:PMC2866672.
  7. Gordon R, La Merrill M, Hunter K, Threadgill D, and Pomp D. Dietary fat-dependent transcriptional architecture and copy number alterations associated with modifiers of mammary cancer metastasis. Clinical and Experimental Metastasis, 2010, 27: 279-293, PMID20354763.
  8. La Merrill M*, Stein CR, Landrigan P, Engel SM, and Savitz DA. Prepregnancy body mass index, smoking during pregnancy, and infant birth weight. Annals of Epidemiology, 2011, 21: 413-420, PMID21421328/PMCID:PMC3090467.
  9. La Merrill M*, Torres-Sanchez L, Ruiz-Ramos R, López-Carrillo L, Cebrián Garcia M, and Chen J. The association between first trimester micronutrient intake, MTHFR genotypes, and global DNA methylation in pregnant women.  Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine,2012, 25: 133-137, PMID21443409/PMCID:PMC3279137.
  10. La Merrill M*, Cirillo PM, Terry MB, Krigbaum NY, Flom JD, and Cohn BA. Prenatal exposure to the pesticide DDT and hypertension diagnosed in women before age 50: a longitudinal birth cohort study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2013, 121: 594-599, PMID 23591545/PMCID:PMC3673196.
  11. La Merrill M*,Karey E, Moshier E, Lindtner C, La Frano MR, Newman JW, Buettner C. Perinatal exposure of mice to the pesticide DDT impairs energy expenditure and metabolism in adult female offspring. PLOS ONE, 2014, 9: e103337, PMCID: PMC4116186.
  12. La Merrill MA*, Cirillo PM, Krigbaum NY, and Cohn BA. The impact of prenatal parental tobacco smoking on risk of diabetes mellitus in middle-aged women. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2015, Feb 10:1-8, PMID25665487.
  13. Cohn BA, La Merrill M, Krigbaum NY, Yeh G, Park JS, Zimmermann L, Cirillo PM. DDT exposure in utero and breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2015, 8: 2865-2872, PMID 26079774.
  14. Ishikawa T, Graham JL, Stanhope KL, Havel PJ, La Merrill MA*. Effect of DDT exposure on lipids and energy balance in obese Sprague-Dawley rats before and after weight loss. Toxicology Reports, 2015, 2: 990-995, PMID processing. Open Access.
  15. La Merrill MA*, Sethi, S, Benard L, Moshier E, Haraldsson B, Buettner C. Perinatal DDT exposure induces hypertension and cardiac hypertrophy in adult mice. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2016, 124:1722-1727, DOI:10.1289/EHP164.
  16. Green AJ, Graham JL, Gonzalez EA, La Frano MR, Petropoulou S-SE, Park J-S, Newman JW, Stanhope KL, Havel PJ, La Merrill MA*. Perinatal triphenyl phosphate exposure accelerates type 2 diabetes onset and increases adipose accumulation in UCD-Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus rats. Invited special issue of Reproductive Toxicology “Developmental Basis of Health and Disease”, 2016, 68: 119-129, doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.07.009.
  17. Cano-Sancho G, Smith A, La Merrill MA*. Triphenyl phosphate enhances adipogenic differentiation, glucose uptake and lipolysis via endocrine and noradrenergic mechanisms. In Vitro Toxicology, 2017, 40: 280-288, PMID 28163246.
  18. La Merrill MA*, Lind PM, Salihovic S, van Bavel B, Lind L. The association between p,p’-DDE levels and left ventricular hypertrophy is mainly mediated by obesity. Environmental Research, 2017, DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.031

Review Articles and Scientific Statements

  1. La Merrill MA, Parent KE, and Kirchhoff MM.  Green Chemistry: stopping pollution before it starts. ChemMatters, 2003, April, 7-10.
  2. La Merrill MA, Parent KE, and Kirchhoff MM.  Greener Chemistry in Every Career. In Chemistry, 2003, 12, 15-19.
  3. La Merrill MA and Parent KE. Packaging food with green chemistry. In Chemistry, 2003, 13, 20-21.
  4. La Merrill M* and Birnbaum LS.Childhood obesity and environmental chemicals. Invited by Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 2011, 78: 22-48, PMID:21259261/ PMCID:PMC3076189.
  5. La Merrill M, Emond C, Kim MJ, Antignac JP, Le Bizec B, Clement K, Birnbaum LS, and Barouki R.Toxicological function of adipose tissue: focus on persistent organic pollutants. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2013, 121: 413-420 (Science Selection), PMID:23221922/PMCID:PMC3569688.
  6. Heindel J, Vom Saal FS, Blumberg B, Bovolin P, Calamandrei G, Ceresini G, Cohn BA, Fabbri E, Gioiosa L, Kassotis C, Legler J, La Merrill M, Rizzir L, Machtinger R, Mantovani A, Mendez MA, Montanini L, Molteni L, Nagel SC, Parmigiani S, Panzica G, Paterlini S, Pomatto V,Ruzzin J, Sartor G, Schug TT, Street ME, Suvorov A, Volpi R, Zoeller RT, Palanza P. Parma consensus statement on metabolic disruptors. Environmental Health, 2015, 14: 54-61, PMID: 26092037/PMCID:PMC4473834.
  7. Kogevinas M, Larramendy ML, Stewart BW, Sanderson T, Guenel P, Cocco P, Fukushima S, Cebrian ME, Lopez Carrillo LT, Vermeulen R, Naidoo S, Prapamontol T, Martin FL, Rushton L, Alavanja M, Bosland M, Chhabra RS, Chiu W, De Roos A, Herbert R, La Merrill M, Reif DM, Roy D, Smith MT, Thomas K, M Wolff. Carcinogenicity of lindane, DDT, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. The Lancet Oncology, 2015, S1470:81-9, PMID/PMCID pending.
  8. La Merrill MA*. The economic legacy of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Invited by Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2016, (online first) doi:10.1016/S2213-8587(16)30279-0, PMID27765540.
  9. Smith AM, Smith AT, La Merrill MA, Liaw J, Steinmaus C. 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) and risk of non-hodgkin lymphoma: A meta-analysis accounting for exposure levels. Annals of Epidemiology, 2017, 27: 281-289.
  10. Gill JA, La Merrill MA*. An emerging role for epigenetic regulation of Pgc-1a expression in environmentally stimulated brown adipose thermogenesis. Environmental Epigenetics, 2017, 3:dvx009.
  11. Cano-Sancho G, Salmon AG, La Merrill MA*. Association between exposure to p,p'-DDT and its metabolite p,p'-DDE with obesity: integrated systematic review and meta-analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2017, DOI:10.1289/EHP527.

Invited Book Chapters

  1. Landrigan P, Morland K, and La Merrill M. Chapter 104: Environment and heart disease in Hurst’s The Heart, 13th edition, 2011; McGraw-Hill, Columbus, OH.
  2. La Merrill M*, Taylor K, Thayer KA, and Birnbaum LS. Chapter 36: The environment during development, obesity, and diabetes in The Oxford Textbook of Environmental Pediatrics: Environmental Influences on Health, Development and Disease, 1st edition, 2013; Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.
  3. Barouki R, Antignac JP, Emond C, Clement K, Birnbaum L, La Merrill M, Kim MJ. Adipose tissue pollutants and obesity in The ECOG's eBook on Child and Adolescent Obesity, 1st edition, 2015; European Childhood Obesity Group, Brussels, Belgium.


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