Inhaled nitric oxide attenuates apoptosis in ischemia-reperfusion injury of the rabbit lung.


BACKGROUND Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury occurs after lung transplantation and various clinical procedures. Recently, apoptosis was reported to be induced after ischemia-reperfusion. We investigated the effects of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) on lung ischemia-reperfusion and apoptosis after ischemia-reperfusion. METHODS As a control group, the left… (More)