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Sensitivity of spinal cords from chick embryos in culture to organic mercury compounds: Comparison with dorsal root ganglia

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The lowest doses for total inhibition of MMC, EMC, EMP, and PMC on spinal cords from chick embryos in tissue culture were 2.5, 10, 5, and 2.5×10−6 M, whereas those on dorsal root ganglia were 5, 25, 10, and 25×10~−6 M, respectively. From these results, it was presumed that spinal cord was more sensitive than dorsal root ganglion to these organic mercury compounds.

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The author express his thanks to Professor Okada,A. and Professor Miyake,H. for valuable discussion.

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Kasuya, M. Sensitivity of spinal cords from chick embryos in culture to organic mercury compounds: Comparison with dorsal root ganglia. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 13, 223–225 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01721742

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Keywords

  • Spinal Cord
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion
  • Chick Embryo
  • Total Inhibition
  • Mercury Compound