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  • Writer's pictureNina Dmitreff

Methylmercury Increases Glutamate Release from Brain Synaptosomes and Glutamate Uptake

This is pretty cool. The connection between mercury and glutamates (think: MSG sensitivity). Read the full paper for more discussion.

"This study indicates that (1) the effect of MeHg on glutamate release could be involved in its toxicity; (2) the increase in the glutamate uptake could represent a pathophysiological response to MeHg-induced glutamate release; (3) the inhibitory effect of ebselen on MeHg-induced glutamate release could be related to its reported neuroprotective effects."

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