Environmental Health Perspectives - Volume 119, issue 8

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1552-9924
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Abstract

Background: Methylmercury (MeHg) exposure has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Paraoxonase 1 (PON1), an enzyme located in the high-density–lipoprotein (HDL) fraction of blood lipids, may protect against CHD by metabolizing toxic oxidized lipids associated with low

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 119, no. 8, 2011

Abstract

Investigators conducting a decade-long study into how Florida’s “red tide” algal blooms affect human health have discovered several compounds that counteract the toxins produced by the red tide dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis. In an intriguing twist, they are now developing one of these com

Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 119, no. 8, 2011