""
UC Davis Medicine Logo
The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
""
Horizontal boundary
""
""
"" "" ""
  N E W S  
"" "" ""
"" 'Best Hospital' in four specialties ""
""

""
"" New Birth Defect Expert ""
""

""
"" Tumor response may not be best measure ""
""

""
  Assessment of children with autism launched  
""

""
  New drug extends lung cancer survival  
""

""
  Grape seed extract may reduce blood pressure  
""

""
  Thimerosal linked with immune system dysfunction  
     
  Apples' protective ways identified  
     
  Molecule that targets leukemia, lymphoma cells found  
     
  Better, safer test for pernicious anemia  
     
  Smoking impact on Asians greater than realized  
     
  Bariatric program awarded center of excellence  
     
  Telemedicine program honored  
Vertical Seperator Line
""
""
NEWS
""
""
"" ""
"" ""
 
""

Thimerosal linked with immune system dysfunction

A team of cell biologists, toxicologists and molecular bioscientists at UC Davis has connected thimerosal with disruptions in antigen-presenting cells, known as dendritic cells, obtained from mice. The findings provide the first evidence that dendritic cells show unprecedented sensitivity to thimerosal, resulting in fundamental changes in the immune system's ability to respond to external factors. The study, led by Isaac Pessah, director of the Children's Center for Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

""
"" ""
 
"" ""
"" ""
Vertical Seperator Line
"" "" ""
     
"" "" Vertical Seperator Line "" "" "" ""
"" "" Vertical Seperator Line
""
""

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
4900 Broadway, Suite #1200
Sacramento, CA 95820

ucdavismedicine@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

© 2006 UC Regents. All Rights Reserved.

"" "" ""