Mercury-induced toxicity of rat cortical neurons is mediated through N-methyl-D-Aspartate receptors

@inproceedings{Xu2012MercuryinducedTO,
  title={Mercury-induced toxicity of rat cortical neurons is mediated through N-methyl-D-Aspartate receptors},
  author={Fenglian Xu and Svetlana Farkas and Simone Kortbeek and Fang-Xiong Zhang and Lina Chen and Gerald W Zamponi and Naweed I Syed},
  booktitle={Molecular Brain},
  year={2012}
}
Mercury is a well-known neurotoxin implicated in a wide range of neurological or psychiatric disorders including autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, mood disorders and tremor. Mercury-induced neuronal degeneration is thought to invoke glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity, however, the underlying mechanisms… CONTINUE READING