Is chemical neurotransmission altered specifically during methylmercury-induced cerebellar dysfunction?

@article{Atchison2005IsCN,
  title={Is chemical neurotransmission altered specifically during methylmercury-induced cerebellar dysfunction?},
  author={William D. Atchison},
  journal={Trends in pharmacological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={549-57}
}
Methylmercury (MeHg) is an important environmental neurotoxicant that is present in seafood and affects the developing and mature nervous system. The neurotoxicity induced by MeHg is a concern, particularly for fish-eating populations and pregnant or nursing women. During MeHg-induced neurotoxicity, degeneration of the granule cell layer in the cerebellum occurs, which leads to deficits in motor function. I suggest that the action of MeHg on specific neurotransmitter receptors contributes to… CONTINUE READING