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Cytotoxicity

Toxicity of organic and inorganic mercury species in differentiated human neurons and human astrocytes
Published: 2015
SYNOPSIS

Thimerosal and methylmercury cause cell death in human neurons.

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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