Tossicità del mercurio: Interazione con glielementi essenziali in tracce e ruolo della L-Arginina nel processo di detossificazione

Translated title of the contribution: Mercury toxicity: Trace element interactions and detoxification activity by L-Arginine

L. Santarelli, F. Piacenza, V. Bonacucina, M. Malavolta, E. Mocchegiani, M. Bracci

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Abstract

Mercury (Hg) exposure makes happen disease to humans and animals spreading in all body compartments, especially in liver and kidney. In these ones, copper, zinc, manganese and iron were investigated to assess perturbation of essential metals' homeostasis due to Hg chronic intoxication. Because L-arginine, is able to induce beneficial influence on immunologic functions on mice intoxicated with Hg, we also studied the efficiency of detoxification process before and after treatment with this aminoacid. Adding L-arginine to diet of the intoxicated mice we achieved a good restoration to normal homeostatic conditions.

Translated title of the contributionMercury toxicity: Trace element interactions and detoxification activity by L-Arginine
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)534-536
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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