The cyanide-metabolizing enzyme rhodanese in human nasal respiratory mucosa.

Abstract

The cyanide-metabolizing enzyme rhodanese is present in rat nasal epithelium at high activity levels. Cyanide is a common environmental pollutant. It is both toxic and an odorant. The high rhodanese activity in rat nasal epithelium may provide a mechanism for detoxicating inhaled hydrogen cyanide and may also play a role in olfaction by limiting the… (More)

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