Published in Stem Cell Week, January 24th, 2005
"Lead is a potent neurotoxin, causing brain damage and cognitive deficits in children even at low exposure levels. Although lead neurotoxicity can occur after prenatal or postnatal exposure, little is known of the effects of lead on embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs) or the extent to which NSCs originating in different brain regions may be differentially sensitive to the effects of lead exposure.
"The present study examined the effects of lead on proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) originating from E15 rat cortex (CX), striatum (ST)...
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