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Manganese: Recent advances in understanding its transport and neurotoxicity

The present review is based on presentations from the meeting of the Society of Toxicology in San Diego, CA (March 2006). It addresses recent developments in the understanding of the transport of manganese (Mn) into the central nervous system (CNS), as well as brain imaging and neurocognitive studies in non-human primates aimed at improving our understanding of the mechanisms of Mn neurotoxicity. Finally, we discuss potential therapeutic modalities for treating Mn intoxication in humans.

Published on 08-27-2008
Authors: Michael Aschnera, , , Tomas R. Guilarteb, Jay S. Schneiderc and Wei Zhengd
Source: Contemporary Issues in Toxicology