The immunosuppressive effect of methylmercury does not preclude development of autoimmunity in genetically susceptible mice.

@article{Hggqvist2005TheIE,
  title={The immunosuppressive effect of methylmercury does not preclude development of autoimmunity in genetically susceptible mice.},
  author={Bo H{\"a}ggqvist and Said Havarinasab and Erik Bj{\"o}rn and Per Hultman},
  journal={Toxicology},
  year={2005},
  volume={208 1},
  pages={149-64}
}
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a common environmental pollutant due to both natural and anthropogenic sources. Although the central nervous system (CNS) is considered the critical organ for the toxic effect of MeHg, it has recently been suggested that the immune system might be at least as sensitive as the CNS. We have examined the effects of MeHg on the immune… CONTINUE READING