alexa Heme oxygenase-1 as a protective gene.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine

Author(s): Bach FH

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Heme oxygenases catalyze the rate-limiting step in heme degradation, resulting in the formation of carbon monoxide, iron and biliverdin that is subsequently reduced to bilirubin by biliverdin reductase. The products of this enzymatic reaction have important biological effects, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective functions. Three isoforms of heme oxygenase (HO) have been described: two constitutively expressed isoforms, HO-2 and HO-3, and an inducible isoform, HO-1 that is increased as an adaptive response to several injurious stimuli including heme, hyperoxia, hypoxia, endotoxin and heavy metals. Induction of HO-1 has been implicated in numerous clinically relevant disease states including transplant rejection, hypertension, atherosclerosis, lung injury, endotoxic shock and others. This review will focus on the protective functions of HO-1.
This article was published in Wien Klin Wochenschr and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords