Mechanisms for cellular NO oxidation and nitrite formation in lung epithelial cells.


Airway lining fluid contains relatively high concentrations of nitrite, and arterial blood levels of nitrite are higher than venous levels, suggesting the lung epithelium may represent an important source of nitrite in vivo. To investigate whether lung epithelial cells possess the ability to convert NO to nitrite by oxidation, and the effect of oxygen… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2013.04.031


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