Methylmercury exposure during early Xenopus laevis development affects cell proliferation and death but not neural progenitor specification.

@article{Huyck2015MethylmercuryED,
  title={Methylmercury exposure during early Xenopus laevis development affects cell proliferation and death but not neural progenitor specification.},
  author={Ryan W Huyck and Maitreyi D Nagarkar and Nina Olsen and Samuel E Clamons and Margaret S Saha},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={2015},
  volume={47},
  pages={102-13}
}
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a widespread environmental toxin that preferentially and adversely affects developing organisms. To investigate the impact of MeHg toxicity on the formation of the vertebrate nervous system at physiologically relevant concentrations, we designed a graded phenotype scale for evaluating Xenopus laevis embryos exposed to MeHg in… CONTINUE READING