Protective effect of melatonin on methylmercury-Induced mortality in mice.

@article{Kim2000ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effect of melatonin on methylmercury-Induced mortality in mice.},
  author={Chae Young Kim and Kunihiko Nakai and Satomi Kameo and Naoyuki Kurokawa and Zhi Min Liu and Hiroshi Satoh},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={191 4},
  pages={241-6}
}
Effect of melatonin on the mortality in methylmercury chloride (MMC)-intoxicated mice was evaluated. Mice were given MMC in the diet (40 mg Hg/g) with or without melatonin in drinking water (20 mg/ml) for 5 weeks. In the control group, given MMC alone, 4 of 10 mice began to show neurological signs (e.g., abnormal righting reflex, staggering gaitfallen and… CONTINUE READING