Can δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase 2 allele exert certain protective measures against the neurotoxic effects of lead?

Chia, S.-E.; Yap, E.; Chia, K.-S.
August 2004
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Aug2004, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p720
Academic Journal
Discusses a study that determine the role of δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase 2 allele in providing protection against the neurotoxic effects of lead. Result of a cross-sectional study among male workers exposed to low or moderate levels of inorganic lead; Effects of lead on neurobehavioral function; Evidences that identify δ-aminolevulinic acid as a neuropathological agent in lead poisoning; Description of the clinical manifestations of lead poisoning.


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