Laurie H.M. Chan

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A combination of in vitro (competitive binding assays) and in vivo (tissues from animals exposed to dietary methyl mercury, MeHg) experimental procedures was employed to assess the effects of mercury (MeHg, HgCl(2)) on the two-key muscarinic cholinergic (mACh) receptor subtypes (M1, M2) in two brain regions (occipital cortex, brain stem) of captive mink(More)
The effects of mercury (Hg) on key components of the GABAergic system were evaluated in discrete brain regions of captive juvenile male American mink (Neovison vison) using in vitro and in vivo (whole animal) experimental approaches. In vitro studies on cortical brain tissues revealed that inorganic Hg (HgCl(2); IC50=0.5+/-0.2microM) and methyl Hg (MeHgCl;(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify associations of the dietary share of ultra-processed foods (UPF) with the overall diet quality of First Nations peoples. DESIGN A cross-sectional analysis of data from the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study, designed to contribute to knowledge gaps regarding the diet of First Nations peoples living on-reserve, south(More)
Indigenous peoples have elevated risk of lead (Pb) exposure as hunted traditional food can be contaminated with lead-containing ammunition. Recent scientific consensus states that there is no threshold level for Pb exposure. The objective of this study was to estimate dietary exposure to Pb among First Nations living on-reserve in the province of Ontario,(More)
The effects of methylmercury (MeHg) on components of the cholinergic system were evaluated in captive mink (Mustela vison). Cholinergic parameters were measured in brain regions (occipital cortex, cerebellum, brain stem, basal ganglia) and blood (whole blood, plasma, serum) following an 89 d exposure to MeHg at dietary concentrations of 0, 0.1, 0.5, 1, and(More)
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