Carbon monoxide: innovative anti-inflammatory properties of an age-old gas molecule.

@article{Otterbein2002CarbonMI,
  title={Carbon monoxide: innovative anti-inflammatory properties of an age-old gas molecule.},
  author={Leo E Otterbein},
  journal={Antioxidants & redox signaling},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={309-19}
}
Observations of the effects of carbon monoxide (CO) on mammalian systems have been known for thousands of years. To be sure, CO is deadly under certain conditions and concentrations, but perhaps as the data presented here will make clear, it also possesses other diverse functional and immunomodulatory properties. This review, together with the other reviews in this issue, will detail that over the past three decades, fundamental functional role(s) for this gas molecule are beginning to emerge… CONTINUE READING