Curr Mol Med 2017 Mar 31. Epub 2017 Mar 31.
Medical Clinic III, Bergmannsheil University Hospital, Bürkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1, 44789 Bochum, Germany.
Thalidomide is a teratogen that affects many organs but primarily induces limb truncations like phocomelia. Rodents are thalidomide resistant. In the 1950s, this has led to misinterpretations of animal tests and to the fatal assumption that the drug was safe for pregnant women to use against morning sickness. Read More