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Redox signaling and reactive oxygen species in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
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PMID:  20801235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) is an essential physiological mechanism of the lung that matches blood perfusion with alveolar ventilation to optimize gas exchange. Perturbations of HPV, as may occur in pneumonia or adult respiratory distress syndrome, can cause life-threatening hypoxemia. Despite intensive research for decades, the molecular mechanisms of HPV have not been fully elucidated. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and changes in the cellular redox state are proposed to link O2 sensing and pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell contraction underlying HPV. In this regard, mitochondria and NAD(P)H oxidases are discussed as sources of ROS. However, there is controversy whether ROS levels decrease or increase during hypoxia. With this background we summarize the current knowledge on the role of ROS and redox state in HPV.
Beate Fuchs; Natascha Sommer; Alexander Dietrich; Ralph Theo Schermuly; Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani; Friedrich Grimminger; Werner Seeger; Thomas Gudermann; Norbert Weissmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory physiology & neurobiology     Volume:  174     ISSN:  1878-1519     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Physiol Neurobiol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140022     Medline TA:  Respir Physiol Neurobiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System, University of Giessen Lung Center, Department of Internal Medicine II, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Aulweg 130, 35392 Giessen, Germany.
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