Posts Tagged "mercury in pregancy"

Effect of DMPS and DMSA on the placental and fetal disposition of methylmercury.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Bridges CC, Joshee L, Zalups RK. Division of Basic Medical Sciences, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1550 College Street, Macon, GA 31207, USA. bridges_cc@mercer.edu Methylmercury (CH3Hg+) is a serious environmental toxicant. Exposure to this metal during pregnancy can cause serious neurological and developmental defects in a developing fetus. Surprisingly, little is known about the mechanisms by which mercuric ions are transported across the placenta. Although it has been shown that 2,3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonate (DMPS) and 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) are capable of...

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