Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 6th, 2003
"Inorganic mercury (Hg2+) modulates several lymphocyte signaling pathways and has been implicated as an environmental factor linked to autoimmune disease. From the standpoint that autoimmune diseases represent disorders of cell accumulation, in which dysregulated apoptosis may be one mechanism leading to the accumulation of autoreactive lymphocytes, we have been investigating the influences of Hg2+ on CD95-mediated apoptosis," investigators in the United States report.
"We demonstrate here that low and noncytotoxic concentrations of...
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