Potentiation of arsenic-induced cytotoxicity by sulfur amino acid deprivation (SAAD) through activation of ERK1/2, p38 kinase and JNK1: the distinct role of JNK1 in SAAD-potentiated mercury toxicity.


Sulfur amino acid deficiency occurs in certain pathophysiological situations (e.g. protein-calorie malnutrition). Previous studies revealed that sulfur amino acid deprivation (SAAD) activated MAP kinases and potentiated cadmium-induced cytotoxicity by activation of ERK1/2 in conjunction with p38 kinase or JNK. The present study was designed to determine… (More)