Rodriguez-Juarez 2007 Biochem J

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Rodriguez-Juarez F, Aguirre E, Cadenas S (2007) Relative sensitivity of soluble guanylate cyclase and mitochondrial respiration to endogenous nitric oxide at physiological oxygen concentration. Biochem J 405:223-31.

» PMID: 17441787 Open Access

Rodriguez-Juarez F, Aguirre E, Cadenas S (2007) Biochem J

Abstract: Disposition of the second messenger nitric oxide (NO) in mammalian tissues occurs through multiple pathways including dioxygenation by erythrocyte hemoglobin and red muscle myoglobin. Metabolism by a putative NO dioxygenase activity in non-striated tissues has also been postulated, but the exact nature of this activity is unknown. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that cytoglobin, a newly discovered hexacoordinated globin, participates in cell-mediated NO consumption. Stable expression of small hairpin RNA targeting cytoglobin in fibroblasts resulted in decreased NO consumption and intracellular nitrate production. These cells were more sensitive to NO-induced inhibition of cell respiration and proliferation, which could be restored by re-expression of human cytoglobin. We also demonstrated cytoglobin expression in adventitial fibroblasts as well as vascular smooth muscle cells from various species including human and found that cytoglobin was expressed in the adventitia and media of intact rat aorta. These results indicate that cytoglobin contributes to cell-mediated NO dioxygenation and represents an important NO sink in the vascular wall.


O2k-Network Lab: ES Madrid Cadenas S


Labels: MiParea: Respiration 

Stress:Oxidative stress;RONS  Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Fibroblast  Preparation: Intact cells 

Regulation: Inhibitor, Oxygen kinetics  Coupling state: ROUTINE 

HRR: Oxygraph-2k