William Cain

Title(s)Emeritus Professor, Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Human Sensory Irritation From Volitile Organic Compounds
    NIH R01DC005602Aug 4, 2003 - Jul 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01DC000284Dec 1, 1984 - Mar 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01NS021644Dec 1, 1984 - Nov 30, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. An algorithm for 353 odor detection thresholds in humans. Chem Senses. 2012 Mar; 37(3):207-18. Abraham MH, Sánchez-Moreno R, Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS. PMID: 21976369; PMCID: PMC3278675.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Human chemosensory perception of methyl isothiocyanate: chemesthesis and odor. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2010 Nov; 58(2):173-80. Cain WS, Dourson ML, Kohrman-Vincent MJ, Allen BC. PMID: 20633589.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Making scents: dynamic olfactometry for threshold measurement. Chem Senses. 2010 Feb; 35(2):109-20. Schmidt R, Cain WS. PMID: 19965900; PMCID: PMC2805809.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. The biological and toxicological activity of gases and vapors. Toxicol In Vitro. 2010 Mar; 24(2):357-62. Abraham MH, Sánchez-Moreno R, Gil-Lostes J, Acree WE, Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS. PMID: 19913608; PMCID: PMC2935277.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    5. Concentration-detection functions for the odor of homologous n-acetate esters. Physiol Behav. 2008 Dec 15; 95(5):658-67. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Gil-Lostes J. PMID: 18950650; PMCID: PMC2639399.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Solvation parameters for mercury and mercury(II) compounds: calculation of properties of environmental interest. J Environ Monit. 2008 Apr; 10(4):435-42. Abraham MH, Gil-Lostes J, Acree WE, Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS. PMID: 18385864.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    7. Olfactory detection of ozone and D-limonene: reactants in indoor spaces. Indoor Air. 2007 Oct; 17(5):337-47. Cain WS, Schmidt R, Wolkoff P. PMID: 17880630.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Chemesthetic responses to airborne mineral dusts: boric acid compared to alkaline materials. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2008 Jan; 81(3):337-45. Cain WS, Jalowayski AA, Schmidt R, Kleinman M, Magruder K, Lee KC, Culver BD. PMID: 17609973.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    9. A quantitative structure activity analysis on the relative sensitivity of the olfactory and the nasal trigeminal chemosensory systems. Chem Senses. 2007 Sep; 32(7):711-9. Abraham MH, Sánchez-Moreno R, Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS. PMID: 17573355.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Concentration-detection functions for eye irritation evoked by homologous n-alcohols and acetates approaching a cut-off point. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Sep; 182(1):71-9. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Sánchez-Moreno R. PMID: 17503026.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Odor and chemesthesis from exposures to glutaraldehyde vapor. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2007 Aug; 80(8):721-31. Cain WS, Schmidt R, Jalowayski AA. PMID: 17429675.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Cutoff in detection of eye irritation from vapors of homologous carboxylic acids and aliphatic aldehydes. Neuroscience. 2007 Mar 30; 145(3):1130-7. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Sánchez-Moreno R. PMID: 17270354; PMCID: PMC1993913.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Chemesthesis from volatile organic compounds: Psychophysical and neural responses. Physiol Behav. 2006 Jul 30; 88(4-5):317-24. Cain WS, Lee NS, Wise PM, Schmidt R, Ahn BH, Cometto-Muñiz JE, Abraham MH. PMID: 16806320.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Chemical boundaries for detection of eye irritation in humans from homologous vapors. Toxicol Sci. 2006 Jun; 91(2):600-9. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Sánchez-Moreno R. PMID: 16543295.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Odor and chemesthesis from brief exposures to TXIB. Indoor Air. 2005 Dec; 15(6):445-57. Cain WS, de Wijk RA, Jalowayski AA, Pilla Caminha G, Schmidt R. PMID: 16268834.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    16. Molecular restrictions for human eye irritation by chemical vapors. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2005 Sep 15; 207(3):232-43. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 16129116.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    17. Determinants for nasal trigeminal detection of volatile organic compounds. Chem Senses. 2005 Oct; 30(8):627-42. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 16141291.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Odor detection of single chemicals and binary mixtures. Behav Brain Res. 2005 Jan 06; 156(1):115-23. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 15474656.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Chemosensory additivity in trigeminal chemoreception as reflected by detection of mixtures. Exp Brain Res. 2004 Sep; 158(2):196-206. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 15112117; PMCID: PMC1388341.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Sensory and associated reactions to mineral dusts: sodium borate, calcium oxide, and calcium sulfate. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2004 Apr; 1(4):222-36. Cain WS, Jalowayski AA, Kleinman M, Lee NS, Lee BR, Ahn BH, Magruder K, Schmidt R, Hillen BK, Warren CB, Culver BD. PMID: 15204861.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    21. Detection of single and mixed VOCs by smell and by sensory irritation. Indoor Air. 2004; 14 Suppl 8:108-17. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 15663466.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    22. Draize rabbit eye test compatibility with eye irritation thresholds in humans: a quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis. Toxicol Sci. 2003 Dec; 76(2):384-91. Abraham MH, Hassanisadi M, Jalali-Heravi M, Ghafourian T, Cain WS, Cometto-Muniz JE. PMID: 14514959.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. Quantification of chemical vapors in chemosensory research. Chem Senses. 2003 Jul; 28(6):467-77. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 12907584.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 29     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    24. Dose-addition of individual odorants in the odor detection of binary mixtures. Behav Brain Res. 2003 Jan 06; 138(1):95-105. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 12493633.
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    25. Implicit and explicit memory for odors: hemispheric differences. Mem Cognit. 2003 Jan; 31(1):44-50. Olsson MJ, Cain WS. PMID: 12699142.
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    26. Improving the health of workers in indoor environments: priority research needs for a national occupational research agenda. Am J Public Health. 2002 Sep; 92(9):1430-40. Mendell MJ, Fisk WJ, Kreiss K, Levin H, Alexander D, Cain WS, Girman JR, Hines CJ, Jensen PA, Milton DK, Rexroat LP, Wallingford KM. PMID: 12197969; PMCID: PMC1447254.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Sensory detection of glutaraldehyde in drinking water-emergence of sensitivity and specific anosmia. Chem Senses. 2002 Jun; 27(5):425-33. Cain WS, Schmidt R. PMID: 12052779.
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    28. A model for odour thresholds. Chem Senses. 2002 Feb; 27(2):95-104. Abraham MH, Gola JM, Cometto-Muniz JE, Cain WS. PMID: 11839607.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    29. Psychometric functions for the olfactory and trigeminal detectability of butyl acetate and toluene. J Appl Toxicol. 2002 Jan-Feb; 22(1):25-30. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Gola JM. PMID: 11807926.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    30. Orbital response indicates nasal pungency: analysis of biomechanical strain on the skin. Chem Senses. 2001 Oct; 26(8):1005-13. Jalowayski AA, Johnson BN, Wise PM, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Cain WS. PMID: 11595677.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Ocular and nasal trigeminal detection of butyl acetate and toluene presented singly and in mixtures. Toxicol Sci. 2001 Oct; 63(2):233-44. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Gola JM. PMID: 11568367.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Quantification of odor quality. Chem Senses. 2000 Aug; 25(4):429-43. Wise PM, Olsson MJ, Cain WS. PMID: 10944507.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Latency and accuracy of discriminations of odor quality between binary mixtures and their components. Chem Senses. 2000 Jun; 25(3):247-65. Wise PM, Cain WS. PMID: 10866984.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Comparison of two stimulus-delivery systems for measurement of nasal pungency thresholds. Chem Senses. 2000 Jun; 25(3):285-91. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Hiraishi T, Abraham MH, Gola JM. PMID: 10866987.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Chemosensory detectability of 1-butanol and 2-heptanone singly and in binary mixtures. Physiol Behav. 1999 Aug; 67(2):269-76. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Gola JM. PMID: 10477059.
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    36. Sensory properties of selected terpenes. Thresholds for odor, nasal pungency, nasal localization, and eye irritation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1998 Nov 30; 855:648-51. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Kumarsingh R. PMID: 9929666.
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    37. Trigeminal and olfactory chemosensory impact of selected terpenes. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1998 Jul; 60(3):765-70. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH, Kumarsingh R. PMID: 9678663.
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    38. Odor identification: perceptual and semantic dimensions. Chem Senses. 1998 Jun; 23(3):309-26. Cain WS, de Wijk R, Lulejian C, Schiet F, See LC. PMID: 9669044.
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    39. Trigeminal and olfactory sensitivity: comparison of modalities and methods of measurement. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 1998 Mar; 71(2):105-10. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS. PMID: 9580447.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    40. Nasal pungency and odor of homologous aldehydes and carboxylic acids. Exp Brain Res. 1998 Jan; 118(2):180-8. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Abraham MH. PMID: 9580061.
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    41. Perceptual and mental mixtures in odor and in taste: are there similarities and differences between experiments or between modalities? Reply to Schifferstein (1997) J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 1997 Oct; 23(5):1588-93. Cain WS, Algom D. PMID: 9336966.
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    42. Agonistic sensory effects of airborne chemicals in mixtures: odor, nasal pungency, and eye irritation. Percept Psychophys. 1997 Jul; 59(5):665-74. Cometto-Muñiz JE, Cain WS, Hudnell HK. PMID: 9259635.
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    43. Switch and bait: probing the discriminative basis of odor identification via recognition memory. Chem Senses. 1996 Feb; 21(1):35-44. Cain WS, Potts BC. PMID: 8646490.
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    44. Irritation and odor as indicators of indoor pollution. Occup Med. 1995 Jan-Mar; 10(1):133-45. Cain WS, Cometto-Muñiz JE. PMID: 7792671.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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