Methylmercury-induced IL-6 release requires phospholipase C activities.


Methylmercury (MeHg) is a neurotoxin capable of causing severe damage to the CNS, especially in the developing fetus. Glia in the CNS release a number of cytokines that are important for proper CNS development and function. We reported earlier that MeHg could induce interleukin-6 (IL-6) release in primary mouse glia. This finding is significant considering… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2011.04.004


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