PEPT2*2, Low-Level Blood Lead, and Neurocognitive Function in Children
Poster Session IX - Board: IX-
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
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