Gasotransmitters: Physiology and Pathophysiology

  • Anton Hermann
  • Guzel F. Sitdikova
  • Thomas M. Weiger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ulrich Förstermann, Huige Li
    Pages 1-36
  3. Hanjing Peng, Weixuan Chen, Binghe Wang
    Pages 99-137
  4. Guzel F. Sitdikova, Andrey L. Zefirov
    Pages 139-161
  5. Anton Hermann, Guzel F. Sitdikova, Thomas M. Weiger
    Pages 163-201
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-204

About this book

Introduction

Since the epochal discovery of the radical and highly toxic gas nitric oxide (NO) as a signaling molecule, two other no less toxic gases – carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) – have been found to also be involved in a plethora of physiological and pathophysiological functions. The gases termed gasotransmitters play an increasingly important role in understanding how signalling into and between cells is modulated and fine-tuned. The advent of gasotransmitters has profoundly changed our way of thinking about biosynthesis, liberation, storage and action mechanisms in cellular signaling. In recent years an impressive amount of new data, distributed throughout the existing literature, has been generated. For this book the editors have recruited distinguished colleagues in the field to summarize and review important biological, pharmacological and medical functions and their implications, as well as methods for the detection of gasotransmitters.

Keywords

BK channels carbon monoxide gasotransmitter hydrogen sulfide nitric oxide signaling molecules

Editors and affiliations

  • Anton Hermann
    • 1
  • Guzel F. Sitdikova
    • 2
  • Thomas M. Weiger
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  2. 2., Department of Human and Animal PhysiologKazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia
  3. 3., Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30338-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30337-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30338-8
  • About this book