menu

Limburgs Geboortecohort


An ENVIRONAGE study

Limburgs Geboortecohort

Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action

PHD THESES AND PUBLICATIONS

Researchers of the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort and follow-up study include PhD students working on their doctoral thesis and postdoctoral researchers. Results are published in international peer-reviewed journals, which can be accessed through PUBMED.


An overview of key-publications is listed below:

  • Janssen BG, Munters E, Pieters N, Smeets K, Cox B, Cuypers A, Fierens F, Penders J, Vangronsveld J, Gyselaers W, Nawrot TS. Placental mitochondrial DNA content and particulate air pollution during in utero life. Environ Health Perspect 2012; 120: 1346-1352. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1104458
  • Janssen BG, Godderis L, Pieters N, Poels K, Kicinski M, Cuypers A, Fierens F, Penders J, Plusquin M, Gyselaers W, Nawrot TS. Placental DNA hypomethylation in association with particulate air pollution in early life. Part Fibre Toxicol 2013; 10: 22. DOI: 10.1186/1743-8977-10-22
  • Janssen BG, Byun HM, Cox B, Gyselaers W, Izzi B, Baccarelli AA, Nawrot TS. Variation of DNA methylation in candidate age-related targets on the mitochondrial-telomere axis in cord blood and placenta. Placenta 2014; 35: 665-672. DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2014.06.371
  • Saenen ND, Plusquin M, Bijnens E, Janssen BG, Gyselaers W, Cox B, Fierens F, Molenberghs G, Penders J, Vrijens K, De Boever P, Nawrot TS. In Utero Fine Particle Air Pollution and Placental Expression of Genes in the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Signaling Pathway: An ENVIRONAGE Birth Cohort Study. Environ Health Perspect 2015; 123(8): 834-840. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1408549
  • Janssen BG, Byun HM, Gyselaers W, Lefebvre W, Baccarelli AA, Nawrot TS. Placental mitochondrial methylation and exposure to airborne particulate matter in the early life environment: An ENVIRONAGE birth cohort study. Epigenetics 2015; 10(6): 536-544. DOI: 10.1080/15592294.2015.1048412
  • Clemente DB, Casas M, Vilahur N, Begiristain H, Bustamante M, Carsin AE, Fernández MF, Fieren F, Gyselaerts W, Iñiguez C, Janssen BG, Lefebre W, Llop S, Olea N, Pedersen M, Pieters N, Santa Marina L, Souto A, Tardón A, Vanpoucke C, Vrijheid M, Sunyer K, Nawrot TS. Prenatal ambient air pollution, placental mitochondrial DNA content, and birth weight in the INMA (Spain) and ENVIRONAGE birth cohort. Environ Health Perspect 2016; 124(5): 659-665. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1408981
  • Grevendonk L, Janssen BG, Vanpoucke C, Lefebvre W, Hoxha M, Bollati V, Nawrot TS. Mitochondrial oxidative DNA damage and exposure to particulate air pollution in mother-newborn pairs. Environ Health 2016 Jan 20;15(1):10. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0095-2
  • Tsamou M, Vrijens K, Madhloum N, Lefebvre W, Vanpoucke C, Nawrot TS. Air pollution-induced placental epigenetic alterations in early life: a candidate miRNA approach. Epigenetics. 2016 in press. DOI: 10.1080/15592294.2016.1155012
  • Saenen ND, Vrijens K, Janssen BG, Madhloum N, Peusens M, Gyselaers W, Vanpoucke C, Lefebvre W, Roels HA, Nawrot TS. Placental Nitrosative Stress and Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution During Gestation: A Population Study. Am J Epidemiol 2016;184(6) :442-449. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kww007
  • Saenen ND, Vrijens K, Janssen BG, Roels HA, Neven KY, Vanden Berghe W, Gyselaers W, Vanpoucke C, Lefebvre W, De Boever P, Nawrot TS. Lower Placental Leptin Promoter Methylation in Association with Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution during Pregnancy and Placental Nitrosative Stress at Birth in the ENVIRONAGE Cohort. Environ Health Perspect 2016 in press. DOI: 10.1289/EHP38
  • Janssen BG, Saenen ND, Roels HA, Madhloum N, Gyselaers W, Lefebvre W, Penders J, Vanpoucke C, Vrijens K, Nawrot TS. Fetal Thyroid Function, Birth Weight, and in Utero Exposure to Fine Particle Air Pollution: A Birth Cohort Study. Environ Health Perspect 2016 in press. DOI: 10.1289/EHP508