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Published: 2015
SYNOPSIS

Thimerosal and methylmercury cause cell death in human neurons.

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Toxicity of organic and inorganic mercury species in differentiated human neurons and human astrocytes

CITATION

Lohren H, Blagojevic L, Fitkau R, et al. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2015;32:200–208.

SUMMARY

Thimerosal and methylmercury caused cell death in differentiated human neurons and astrocytes. Differentiated neurons showed a massive uptake of ethylmercury (degradation product of thimerosal). This affirms the type of neural damage seen in patients with autism.

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