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The cellular content of heme, derived from the breakdown of heme proteins, is regulated via the heme oxygenase (HO) enzyme system. HO catalyzes the rate-limiting step in heme degradation resulting in the formation of iron, carbon monoxide, and biliverdin. Recent studies have focused on the biologic effects of product(s) of this reaction, which have(More)
Growth factors are mediators of both normal homeostasis and pathophysiology through their effects on various cellular processes. Similarly, heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) has a role in maintaining physiologic equilibrium, by which it can either alleviate or exacerbate disease, depending on several considerations, including amount, timing, and location of(More)
OBJECTIVE Many different genes or mediators have been implicated in promoting the development of vasculitis, although little is known regarding the mechanisms that normally act to suppress lesion formation. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) has been shown to inhibit vascular inflammation in many different model systems, but its roles in the(More)
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