Carbon Monoxide and Nitric Oxide as Examples of the Youngest Class of Transmitters

Alicja Nowaczyk, Magdalena Kowalska, Jacek Nowaczyk, Grzegorz Grześk
2021 International Journal of Molecular Sciences  
The year 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of the neurotransmission phenomenon by Otto Loewi. Over the course of the hundred years, about 100 neurotransmitters belonging to many chemical groups have been discovered. In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of neurotransmitters, we present an overview of the first two endogenous gaseous transmitters i.e., nitric oxide, and carbon monoxide, which are often termed as gasotransmitters.
doi:10.3390/ijms22116029 pmid:34199647 pmcid:PMC8199767 fatcat:bfxuqqkhmrdfvlw2nfwzdrxfv4