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CD-4 + Th17 are the most important immune responses to clear a mucosal candida infection. Mercury toxicity reduces CD-4 causing a chronic acquired immune deficiency on these immune cells.
Effects of occupational metallic mercury vapour exposure on suppressor-inducer (CD4+CD45RA+) T lymphocytes and CD57+CD16+ natural killer cells.
Park SH1, Araki S, Nakata A, Kim YH, Park JA, Tanigawa T, Yokoyama K, Sato H.
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Abstract
OBJECTIVES:
To examine the effects of metallic mercury vapour on the cellular and humoral immune system.
METHODS:
We measured T lymphocyte and natural killer (NK) cell subpopulations, B lymphocytes, and serum immunoglobulins (i.e. IgG, IgA and IgM) together with total T (CD3 +) lymphocytes and total lymphocytes in blood samples from 20 male, fluorescent-lamp makers (mercury workers) and the same number of gender-, age- and smoking-matched controls. Urinary concentrations of inorganic mercury (UHg) in the 20 workers ranged from 1.8 to 163.5 (mean 44.8) microg/l. They had been exposed to mercury vapour for 4 to 62 (mean 31) months.
RESULTS:
Numbers of CD4+CD45RA+ (suppressor-inducer) T lymphocytes and total CD4+ T lymphocytes in the mercury workers were significantly smaller than those in the controls (paired-sample t-test, P < 0.01). The number of CD57+CD16+ NK cells was inversely correlated with UHg.
CONCLUSION:
It is suggested that numbers of CD4+CD45RA+ T lymphocytes and CD57+CD16+ NK cells are inversely affected by exposure to metallic mercury vapour in workers, with an average urinary inorganic mercury concentration of 45 microg/l being found.
 

 
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