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Impact of melatonin on immune system activity in rats under heavy metal poisoning

[Experimental medicine]
Anna Khodzhayan; Karine Elbekyan; Margarita Gevandova; Evgeny Shchetinin;

A set of heavy metal salts cause immunosup- pression in rats while the pineal hormone melatonin can mitigate the resulting alterations due to its anti- oxidant and chelating activity.


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Keywords: heavy metals, immune system, melatonin

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