Induction of heme oxygenase-1 is involved in carbon monoxide-mediated central cardiovascular regulation.


Carbon monoxide (CO) has been identified as an endogenous biological messenger in the brain. Heme oxygenase (HO) catalyzes the metabolism of heme to CO and biliverdin. Previously, we have shown the involvement of CO in central cardiovascular regulation, baroreflex modulation, and glutaminergic neuro-transmission in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) of… (More)