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Title: Databases applicable to quantitative hazard/risk assessment-Towards a predictive systems toxicology

The Workshop on The Power of Aggregated Toxicity Data addressed the requirement for distributed databases to support quantitative hazard and risk assessment. The authors have conceived and constructed with federal support several databases that have been used in hazard identification and risk assessment. The first of these databases, the EPA Gene-Tox Database was developed for the EPA Office of Toxic Substances by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and is currently hosted by the National Library of Medicine. This public resource is based on the collaborative evaluation, by government, academia, and industry, of short-term tests for the detection of mutagens and presumptive carcinogens. The two-phased evaluation process resulted in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications on test system performance and a qualitative database on thousands of chemicals. Subsequently, the graphic and quantitative EPA/IARC Genetic Activity Profile (GAP) Database was developed in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). A chemical database driven by consideration of the lowest effective dose, GAP has served IARC for many years in support of hazard classification of potential human carcinogens. The Toxicological Activity Profile (TAP) prototype database was patterned after GAP and utilized acute, subchronic, and chronic data from the Office of Air Qualitymore » Planning and Standards. TAP demonstrated the flexibility of the GAP format for air toxics, water pollutants and other environmental agents. The GAP format was also applied to developmental toxicants and was modified to represent quantitative results from the rodent carcinogen bioassay. More recently, the authors have constructed: 1) the NIEHS Genetic Alterations in Cancer (GAC) Database which quantifies specific mutations found in cancers induced by environmental agents, and 2) the NIEHS Chemical Effects in Biological Systems (CEBS) Knowledgebase that integrates genomic and other biological data including dose-response studies in toxicology and pathology. Each of the public databases has been discussed in prior publications. They will be briefly described in the present report from the perspective of aggregating datasets to augment the data and information contained within them.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. ILS, Inc., P.O. Box 13501, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States), E-mail: mwaters@ils-inc.com
  2. ILS, Inc., P.O. Box 13501, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21180466
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology; Journal Volume: 233; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2007 TRAC: 2007 toxicology and risk assessment conference: Emerging issues and challenges in risk assessment, West Chester, OH (United States), 23-26 Apr 2007; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.taap.2007.12.036; PII: S0041-008X(08)00277-9; Copyright (c) 2008 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AIR QUALITY; BIOASSAY; CARCINOGENS; CLASSIFICATION; DOSES; DRUGS; EVALUATION; HEALTH HAZARDS; NEOPLASMS; RISK ASSESSMENT; RODENTS; TOXICITY; WATER