Erythrophagocytosis of Lead-Exposed Erythrocytes by Renal Tubular Cells: Possible Role in Lead-Induced Nephrotoxicity


BACKGROUND Nephrotoxicity associated with lead poisoning has been frequently reported in epidemiological studies, but the underlying mechanisms have not been fully described. OBJECTIVES We examined the role of erythrocytes, one of the major lead reservoirs, in lead-associated nephrotoxicity. METHODS AND RESULTS Co-incubation of lead-exposed human… (More)
DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1408094



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