Methyl mercury exposure via placenta and milk impairs natural killer (NK) cell function in newborn rats.

@article{Ilbck1991MethylME,
  title={Methyl mercury exposure via placenta and milk impairs natural killer (NK) cell function in newborn rats.},
  author={Nils Gunnar Ilb{\"a}ck and Johanna Sundberg and Gianluca Aglieri Rinella},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={1991},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          149-58
        }
}
The effect of methyl mercury (MeHg) exposure (3.9 micrograms/g diet) on the development of immune function was studied in the newborn Sprague-Dawley rat after MeHg exposure via placenta and/or milk. No consistent alterations were observed between control and treated offspring (at the age of 15 days) on the following parameters: body weights, lymphoid organ weights or cell number, and the lymphoproliferative response to B-cell mitogen. The lymphoproliferative response to T-cell mitogen was… CONTINUE READING
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