Heme oxygenase (HO) catalyzes the degradation of toxic free heme to the equimolar amounts of biliverdin, Fe2+ and concurrently releases of carbon monoxide (CO). CO is nowadays increasingly recognized as an important signaling molecule throughout the body that is involved in many physiological processes and shows multidirectional biological activity...
The Drosophila retina has an autonomous peripheral circadian clock in which the expression of the gene encoding heme oxygenase (HO) is under circadian control with the ho mRNA peaking at the beginning of the day and in the middle of the night. The function of HO in the retina is unknown, but we observed that it regulates the circadian clock and pro...
These findings suggest that the neuroprotective effects of RIPOC during early reperfusion may be mediated through upregulation of HO-1 and BDNF, as the conditioning stimulus was found ineffective in presence of HO-1 inhibitor.
The present study showed that osmopriming or pretreatment with low H2O2 doses (2 mM) for 6 h alleviated salt-reduced seed germination. The NADPH oxidase activity was the main source, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity might be a secondary source of H2O2 generation during osmopriming or H2O2 pretreatment. Hematin pretreatment similar to osmopri...
Nitric oxide : biology and chemistry
Carbon monoxide (CO), an end product of heme oxygenase (HO) that is involved in the regulation of vascular tonus, may show a compensatory effect in nitric oxide (NO) deficiency. This study aimed to assess the effect of the HO/CO system on the vascular tone in exercise-trained rats with hypertension induced by chronic NO synthase (NOS) inhibition. H...
Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP
Heme oxygenase 1 (HMOX1) degrades heme into biliverdin, which is subsequently converted to bilirubin by biliverdin reductase (BVRa or BVRb) in a manner analogous to the classic anti-oxidant glutathione-recycling pathway. To gain a better understanding of the potential antioxidant roles the BVR enzymes may play during development, the spatiotemporal...
Redox report : communications in free radical research
Heme oxygenase is a biological factor that might explain the relationship between inflammation, oxidative stress, and the biological and functional changes in brain activity in depression. HO-1 is a candidate depression biomarker and provides an avenue for novel preventative and diagnostic strategies against this disease.
Cellular oxidative stress in the endothelium of blood vessels leads to several pathophysiological sequelae, including vascular damage and dysfunction, inflammation and atherosclerosis. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) provides protection against oxidative stress-induced cell death and plays a crucial role in the regulation of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in end...
World journal of urology
MetS-induced inflammation may play a key role in BPH. In detail, prostate metaflammation is inversely related to intra-prostatic HO-1 levels, serum HDL and positively with triglycerides.
Leukemia & lymphoma
Iron overload and transfusion dependance portend poor risk in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS); bone marrow macrophages store iron and limit oxidative damage through heme oxygenase-1 (HO1). We assessed iron stores and macrophage HO1 expression in MDS using image analysis of intact diagnostic bone marrow biopsies and qualitative scoring of marrow asp...