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29/07/2014

12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

One of the smallest possible drugs: biological activity and cellular imaging of carbon monoxide

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schatzschneider (Würzburg University, Germany)

Although to the general public only known as a highly toxic air‐pollutant generated by the incomplete combustion of organic matter, carbon monoxide is now well‐established as a small signalling molecule, in addition to nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide. It is endogenously produced, also in humans, by the enzymatic degradation of heme by heme oxygenase (HO) enzymes.

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