Effects of methylmercury on the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines from primary microglial cells and astrocytes.

@article{Bassett2012EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of methylmercury on the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines from primary microglial cells and astrocytes.},
  author={Tyler Bassett and Paxton Bach and Hing M. Chan},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={229-34}
}
Glial cells, including oligodendrocytes, astrocytes and microglia are important to proper central nervous system (CNS) function. Deregulation or changes to CNS populations of astrocytes and microglia in particular are expected to play a role in many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Previous studies have reported methylmercury (MeHg) induced changes in glial cell function; however, the effects of MeHg on… CONTINUE READING