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The relationship of the toxic effects of mercury to exacerbation of the medical condition classified as Alzheimer's disease

@inproceedings{Haley2007TheRO,
  title={The relationship of the toxic effects of mercury to exacerbation of the medical condition classified as Alzheimer's disease},
  author={Boyd E. Haley},
  year={2007}
}
Mercury(II) or Hg 2+ , is neurotoxic. When exposed to normal brain tissue homogenates, neurons in culture, Hg 2+ (mercury(II) or mercuric mercury) is capable of causing many of the same biochemical aberrancies found in Alzheimer’s diseased (AD) brain. Also, rats exposed to mercury(0), metallic mercury, vapor show some of these same abnormalities in their brain tissue. Specifically, the rapid inactivation of the brain thiol-sensitive enzymes (tubulin, creatine kinase and glutamine synthetase… Expand
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