Mercury neurotoxicity: Mechanisms of blood-brain barrier transport

  title={Mercury neurotoxicity: Mechanisms of blood-brain barrier transport},
  author={Michael Aschner and Judy L Aschner},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
Mercury exists in a wide variety of physical and chemical states, each of which has unique characteristics of target organ toxicity. The classic symptoms associated with exposure to elemental mercury vapor (Hg0) and methylmercury (CH3Hg+; MeHg) involve the central nervous system (CNS), while the kidney is the target organ for the mono- and divalent salts of mercury (Hg+ and Hg++, respectively). Physical properties and redox potentials determine the qualitative and quantitative differences in… CONTINUE READING


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