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Table 1 Cellular bioavailability of MeHgCl, thiomersal and HgCl2 in PCPECs after 72 h incubation

From: Effects on and transfer across the blood-brain barrier in vitro—Comparison of organic and inorganic mercury species

  Concentration
[μM]
Cellular Hg
[μg Hg/mg protein]
Control 0 n.d.
MeHgCl 0.01 0.010 ± 0.004
0.1 0.135 ± 0.051
1 0.807 ± 0.059
thiomersal 0.01 0.021 ± 0.002
0.1 0.084 ± 0.023
1 0.511 ± 0.107
HgCl2 0.01 0.004 ± 0.000
0.1 0.010 ± 0.002
1 0.047 ± 0.033
  1. PBCECs were cultivated in rat tail collagen-coated 24 well culture plates under the same conditions as the cells seeded on Transwell® filter inserts. Data represent mean values of at least 2 independent determinations with 2 replicates each ± SD