Sunday, May 03, 2009

Vaccine-Autism War: Japanese Mouse Study Supports Biological Plausiblility of Thimerosal Autism Association

The abstract of a Japanese (Minami T, Miyata E, Sakamoto Y, Yamazaki H, Ichida S, Department of Life Sciences, School of Science & Engineering, Kinki University, Osaka), study of mice injected with low levels of thimerosal published in Cell Biology and Toxicology, April 2009, indicates that the study results "help to support the possible biological plausibility for how low-dose exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines may be associated with autism".

The authors reported the presence of Metallothionein (MT) proteins, which are inducible, in the cerebellums of the mice in correlation with the thimerosal injections. They reason that the cerebelllum is thimerosal senstitive and the presence of the MT proteins after injection of thimerosal combined with the brain pathology of patients observed with autism helps support the possible biological plausibility of a thimerosal/mercury and autism association.

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