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Title Hydrogen sulfide and its therapeutic applications / Hideo Kimura, editor
Published Wien : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 207 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Biogenesis and Catabolism of Hydrogen Sulfide -- Multiple roles of H2S in inflammation a new class of therapeutics? -- Hydrogen Sulfide and Oxygen Sensing -- The signal transduction of H2S: identification of the receptor for H2S -- Hydrogen sulfide: Physiological and pathophysiological functions -- Therapeutic Applications of Hydrogen Sulfide -- Biological effects of H2S inhalation and its therapeutic potential -- H2S-mediated defense against antibiotics in bacteria -- Modulation of cellular signaling and induction of cytoprotection by hydrogen sulfide
Summary The metabolism of sulfur especially by sulfurtransferases had been intensively studied in mid 1900s. Three enzymes, cystathionine synthase (CBS), cystathionine lyase (CSE) and 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST) were found to have the capacity to produce H2S in vitro. However, H2S was recognized simply as a by-product of the metabolic pathways or as a marker for evaluating the activity of enzymes rather than as a physiological active molecule. In the late 1980s relatively high concentrations of sulfide were measured in the brain that led to the successive studies of identifying the physiological functions of H2S. Recently, the steady-state concentrations of H2S have been re-evaluated and found to be much less than that initially measured. However, despite these differences, such re-evaluations served to further confirm the existence of H2S in mammalian tissues. H2S is produced in almost every organ and plays various roles such as neuromodulation, vasodilation, insulin release, inflammation, angiogenesis and cytoprotection. The unregulated production of H2S and improper responses of target molecules are involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases. This book focuses on these topics as well as on the recent progress in the biology and the therapeutic development of this molecule
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 9, 2013)
Subject Hydrogen sulfide -- Therapeutic use.
Form Electronic book
Author Kimura, Hideo, 1956- editor
ISBN 9783709115503 (electronic bk.)
3709115507 (electronic bk.)