Mercury induces inflammatory mediator release from human mast cells.Kempuraj, Duraisamy.
Theoharides, Theoharis C.
Background: Mercury is known to be neurotoxic, but its effects on the immune system are less well known. Mast cells are involved in allergic reactions, but also in innate and acquired immunity, as well as in inflammation. Many patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have "allergic" symptoms; moreover, the prevalence of ASD in patien... read more
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- Kempuraj, Duraisamy, Shahrzad Asadi, Bodi Zhang, Akrivi Manola, Jennifer Hogan, Erika Peterson, and Theoharis C. Theoharides. "Mercury induces inflammatory mediator release from human mast cells." Journal of Neuroinflammation 7, no. 1 (12, 2010): 1-7.