During a 2018 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo Symposium Session, participants presented research projects where autophagy either played a role in protecting neuro-glial cells against the neurotoxic effects of environmental agents or it was contributing to cell demise.
Mitochondria (MT) are organelles commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell due to the fact that their main function is to generate ATP to provide energy for cellular functions.
Nigel Walker (NIEHS-NTP) gave a great overview, highlighting some of the general concerns with nanomaterials. One interesting point he made was that it may not be appropriate to measure the dose of a drug delivered by a nanomaterial by mass as we typically measure dose (mg/kg).
Mariane Stamous, a graduate student at University of California Davis Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, provided an overview of the interactions between immune cells—specifically microglia, the resident macrophage of the brain—and neuronal cells.
The Continuing Medical Education Task Force, appointed by SOT President William Slikker Jr., is pleased to announce that the CE Course, The Practice and Implementation of Neural Stem Cell-Based Approaches to Neurotoxicology (AM06) has been approved for continuing medical education (CME).