Effects of sulfhydryl compounds on the accumulation, removal and cytotoxicity of inorganic mercury by primary cultures of rat renal cortical epithelial cells.

The effects of sulfhydryl compounds on the accumulation, removal and cytotoxicity of inorganic mercury (Hg) were investigated in primary cultures of rat renal cortical epithelial cells. The compounds investigated were 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid, 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanol, D-penicillamine, glutathione (GSH) and L-cysteine. In the accumulation experiment… CONTINUE READING