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Artisanal small-scale gold miners have high levels of mercury in human specimens often above recommended threshold values. There are differences reported in the manifestation of neurological symptoms of individuals with a comparable level of exposure to mercury, suggesting a genetic component influencing the susceptibility to mercury neurotoxicity.
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Name: Environmental research
TNFα is a cytokine whose levels are increased in inflammatory pathologies that are associated with cholestasis. Endocytic internalization of Abcc2 (multidrug resistance-associated protein 2), a canal...
Previous studies have demonstrated a potential role of STAT4 polymorphisms in increased juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) risk in Caucasian populations; however, their role remains unclear in Han Ch...
Efforts at organic mercury detoxification can be carried out using resistant bacteria that can live in an environment contaminated with the compound. This study aimed at isolating and identifying resi...
Mechanistic studies support the potential for mercury (Hg) to alter immunity, including via in utero exposure. As yet, there are few prospective studies of in utero Hg exposure and subsequent immune-r...
In this study, ten bacterial strains were found to be mercury resistant after their isolation from Qatari coastal sediments. Tolerance was found to be up to 100-150 ppm for five strains. Those strai...
Fish can provide pregnant women with omega-3 fatty acids for fetal brain development but some fish contains high levels of mercury which is detrimental to fetal brain development. The hypo...
The current study is part of a large multi-investigator grant to look at the pharmacogenetics of a number of membrane transporters. Previously, the investigators have recruited a cohort o...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are detectable health effects of low-level mercury exposure (from normal exposure to mercury-containing dental fillings) in the know...
The current study is part of a large multi-investigator grant to look at the pharmacogenetics of a number of membrane transporters. Previously, we have recruited a cohort of healthy volun...
To demonstrate the safety and feasibility of the Mercury Expander system and procedure to treat patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to urinary outflow obstruction f...
Stable mercury atoms that have the same atomic number as the element mercury, but differ in atomic weight. Hg-196, 198-201, and 204 are stable mercury isotopes.
Poisoning that results from chronic or acute ingestion, injection, inhalation, or skin absorption of MERCURY or MERCURY COMPOUNDS.
Unstable isotopes of mercury that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Hg atoms with atomic weights 185-195, 197, 203, 205, and 206 are radioactive mercury isotopes.
A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.
Inorganic compounds that contain mercury as an integral part of the molecule.