Nitric oxide, cytochrome-c oxidase and myoglobin.

@article{Brunori2001NitricOC,
  title={Nitric oxide, cytochrome-c oxidase and myoglobin.},
  author={Maurizio Brunori},
  journal={Trends in biochemical sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={21-3}
}
Myoglobin, the monomeric haemoprotein expressed in red muscle, is reported in biochemistry and physiology textbooks to function as an intracellular oxygen carrier and oxygen reservoir. Here, Maurizio Brunori argues that myoglobin can also play the role of intracellular scavenger of nitric oxide, an inhibitor of mitochondrial cytochrome-c oxidase, thereby protecting respiration in the skeletal muscle and the heart. 

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