Comparative study on the response of rat primary astrocytes and microglia to methylmercury toxicity.

@article{Ni2011ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study on the response of rat primary astrocytes and microglia to methylmercury toxicity.},
  author={Mingwei Ni and Xin Li and Zhaobao Yin and Marta Sidoryk-Węgrzynowicz and HaiYan Jiang and Marcelo Farina and Jo{\~a}o Batista T Rocha and Tore Syversen and Michael Aschner},
  journal={Glia},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={810-20}
}
As the two major glial cell types in the brain, astrocytes and microglia play pivotal but different roles in maintaining optimal brain function. Although both cell types have been implicated as major targets of methylmercury (MeHg), their sensitivities and adaptive responses to this metal can vary given their distinctive properties and physiological… CONTINUE READING