Polymorphisms in ABC Transporter Genes and Concentrations of Mercury in Newborns - Evidence from Two Mediterranean Birth Cohorts.

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The genetic background may influence methylmercury (MeHg) metabolism and neurotoxicity. ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporters actively transport various xenobiotics across biological membranes.


  • Sabrina Llop
  • Karin Engström
  • Ferran Ballester
  • Elisa Franforte
  • Ayman Alhamdow
  • Federica Pisa
  • Janja Snoj Tratnik
  • Datja Mazej
  • Mario Murcia
  • Marisa Rebagliato
  • Mariona Bustamante
  • Jordi Sunyer
  • Alphaikaterini Sofianou-Katsoulis
  • Alexia Prasouli
  • Eleni Antonopoulou
  • Ioanna Antoniadou
  • Sheena Nakou
  • Fabio Barbone
  • Milena Horvat
  • Karin Broberg Palmgren
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  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere97172
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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