Molecular Neurobiology of Lead (Pb2+): Effects on Synaptic Function

Lead (Pb2+) is a ubiquitous environmental neurotoxicant that continues to threaten public health on a global scale. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated detrimental effects of Pb2+ on childhood IQ at very low levels of exposure. Recently, a mechanistic understanding of how Pb2+ affects brain development has begun to emerge. The cognitive effects of Pb2… CONTINUE READING