CHRONIC MERCURY EXPOSURE: OXIDATIVE STRESS AND NEUROTOXICITY


Hacıoğlu C., Kar F. , Kanbak G.

Biological Diversity and Conservation, vol.10, no.3, pp.58-64, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : Biological Diversity and Conservation
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-64

Abstract

Mercury (Hg) is a bioaccumulative toxic metal that poses a high risk for human and environmental health through natural and anthropogenic emissions. Hg is an environmental toxic substance that causes neurological and developmental problems in biological systems. Although the molecular mechanisms mediating Hg-induced neurotoxicity are not fully understood, studies have shown that the oxidative stress created by this toxic substance has a critical effect on neurotoxicity. The purpose of this review is to summarize and discuss experimental and epidemiological studies that are important in elucidating oxidative damage to Hg and molecular events mediating neurotoxicity