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From: Methylmercury induces the expression of TNF-α selectively in the brain of mice

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Effect of methylmercury on TNFSF mRNA levels in the brains of mice.

Male mice (n = 5) were injected subcutaneously with methylmercuric chloride (25 mg/kg, one shot). Their cerebrum and cerebellum were then dissected 7 days after injection. qPCR was used to determine the level of TNFSF mRNA in the cerebrum (A) and in the cerebellum (B). Each mRNA level was normalized to that of GAPDH. Data represent fold-changes in mRNA levels (mean ± S.D.). *Indicates a significant difference (P < 0.05) compared with the control group. Data were analyzed using student’s t-tests. N.D.: not detected.

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