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Methylmercury: Formation, Sources and Health Effects
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Editors: Andrew P. Clampet
Book Description:
Methylmercury (MeHg) is considered a major environmental pollutant that bioaccumulates in fish tissues in direct relation to their age and predatory status. Growing evidence indicates that MeHg toxicity induces a selenium deficiency disease since most of the hallmarks of severe selenium deficiency are also present in mercury toxicity cases. The main source of MeHg exposure in humans is through seafood ingestion. This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of methymercury, including the role of selenium in mitigating mercury toxicity; fish as a dietary source of mercury and methylmercury; as well as in vitro MeHg toxicity studies. (Imprint: Nova)


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Chapter 1 - The Role of Selenium in Mitigating Mercury Toxicity pp. 1-34
Authors / Editors: (Lucia A. Seale, Nicholas V. Ralston, Marla J. Berry, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Hawaii, and others)
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Chapter 2 - Fish as a Dietary Source of Mercury and Methylmercury: Risks and Benefits pp. 35-60
Authors / Editors: (Afnan Freije, Maysoon Awadh, Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)

Chapter 3 - Inexpensive Low-Cost Mercury Speciation by Hydride Generation Atomic Absorption Spectrometry after Ion Exchange Separation in a FIA System (FIA-IE-HG-AAS) pp. 61-80
Authors / Editors: (A. Gredilla, J. Larreta, I. Martinez-Arkarazo, S. Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, G. Arana, J.C. Raposo, A. de Diego, J.M. Madariaga, Kimika Analitikoa Saila, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Bilbao, Spain)

Chapter 4 - Cathepsin-Dependent Neuronal Death Pathways Induced by Methylmercury pp. 81-96
Authors / Editors: (Hiroshi Nakanishi, Zhou Wu, Department of Aging Science and Pharmacology, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)

Chapter 5 - Not Only Concentrations Matter: Some Practical Considerations of In Vitro MeHg Toxicity Studies pp. 97-108
Authors / Editors: (Jason Y. Chang, Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas)

Chapter 6 - Methylmercury and Total Mercury Contamination in an Aquatic Ecosystem of HgMining River in Guizhou, China pp. 109-122
Authors / Editors: (Qingyang Liu, Beijing Center for Physical and Chemical Analysis, Beijing, China)

Chapter 7 - Mercury Methylation Versus Demethylation: Main Processes Involved pp. 123-166
Authors / Editors: (Susana Río Segade, Teresa Dias and Elsa Ramalhosa, Estación de Viticultura e Enoloxía de Galicia (EVEGA), Ponte San Clodio s/n, Leiro, 32427-Ourense, Spain)

Chapter 8 - MeHg-Exposure through Seafood Consumption: Cholinergic Muscarinic Receptor as a Target of Toxicity and Potential Biomarker of CNS Effects pp. 167-190
Authors / Editors: (Teresa Coccini, Elisa Roda, Anna F. Castoldi, Luigi Manzo, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Toxicology Division, Institute of Pavia and University of Pavia, Italy)

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Environmental Health - Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 203.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-838-3
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