Skip to main content

Effect of long-term uptake of mercuric sulphide on thyroid hormones and glutathione in mice

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. Agemian H, Chau ASY (1976) An improved digestion method for the extraction of mercury from environmental samples. Analyst 100: 91–95.

    Google Scholar 

  2. Ballatori N, Clarkson TW (1984) Dependence of biliary secretion of inorganic mercury on the kidney transport of glutathione. Biochem Pharmacol 33: 1093–1098.

    Google Scholar 

  3. Bernal J, Refetoff S (1977) The action of thyroid hormone. Clin Endocrinol 6: 227–249.

    Google Scholar 

  4. De Groot LJ, Larsen PR, Refetoft S, Stanbury JB (1984) The thyroid and its diseases. 5th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Canada.

    Google Scholar 

  5. Engler D, Burger AG (1984) The deiodination of the iodothyronines and their derivatives in man. Endocrinol rev 5: 151–184.

    Google Scholar 

  6. Kawada J, Nishida M, Yashimura Y, Mitani K (1980) Effects of organic and inorganic mercurials on thyroidal functions. J Pharm Acol Dynamics 3: 149–159.

    Google Scholar 

  7. Kee KN, Sin YM (1992) Effect of mercury on tissue glutathione following intrarenal injection of mercuric chloride. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 48 509–514.

    Google Scholar 

  8. Koh LL, Wong MK, Ng SC, Soh SM (1977) Mercury in Chinese medicine. Technical report 5. Institute of Natural Science, Nanyang University, Singapore.

    Google Scholar 

  9. Meister A (1981) On the cycles of glutathione metabolism and transport. Curr Top Cell Reg 18: 21–58.

    Google Scholar 

  10. Richardson RJ, Murphy SD (1975) Effect of glutathione depletion on tissue deposition of methylmercury in rats. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 31: 505–519.

    Google Scholar 

  11. Ryan DM, Sin YM, Wong MK (1991) Uptake, distribution and immunotoxicological effects of mercury in mice. Environ Monit Assess 19: 507–517.

    Google Scholar 

  12. Sin WC, Wong MK, Sin YM (1989) Changes in tissue glutathione and mercury concentrations in rats following mercuric chloride injection through the hepatic portal vein. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 42: 942–948.

    Google Scholar 

  13. Sin YM, Lim YF, Wong MK (1983) Uptake and distribution of mercury in mice from ingesting soluble and insoluble mercury compounds. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 31: 605–612.

    Google Scholar 

  14. Sin YM, Teh WF, Wong MK (1989) Absorption of mercuric chloride and mercuric sulphide and their possible effects on tissue glutathione in mice. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 42: 307–314.

    Google Scholar 

  15. Sin YM, Teh WF, Wong MK, Reddy PK (1990) Effect of mercury on glutathione and thyroid hormones. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 44: 616–622.

    Google Scholar 

  16. Tan MC, Sin YM, Wong KP (1990) Mercury-induced UDPglucuronyltransferase (UDPGT) activity in mouse kidney. Toxicology: 81–87.

  17. Webb JL (1966) Enzyme and metabolic inhibitors. Vol. II. Academic Press, New York and London.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Y. M. Sin.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Sin, Y.M., Teh, W.F. Effect of long-term uptake of mercuric sulphide on thyroid hormones and glutathione in mice. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 49, 847–854 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00203157

Download citation

Keywords

  • Waste Water
  • Sulphide
  • Glutathione
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution