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Poster

PEPT2*2, Low-Level Blood Lead, and Neurocognitive Function in Children

Poster Session IX - Board: IX- 022
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Christina Sobin
University of Texas at El Paso

Marisela Gutierrez
University of Texas at El Paso

Eva M. de la Riva
University of Texas at El Paso

Alma Xochitl Ortega
University of Texas at El Paso

Chronic low-level lead exposure is an unrecognized child health disparity. Of 311 children tested, thirty-nine percent had low blood lead; the common PEPT2*2 polymorphism was associated with differences in motor dexterity and motor responding during visual attention. PEPT2*2 may be a biomarker of neurotoxic risk in chronic low-level lead exposure.

 
Subject Area: Physiological/Neuroscience
Keywords: Behavior Genetics

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