Nitrite in organ protection

Tienush Rassaf, Peter Ferdinandy, Rainer Schulz

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In the last decade, the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway has emerged to therapeutical importance. Modulation of endogenous nitrate and nitrite levels with the subsequent S-nitros(yl)ation of the downstream signalling cascade open the way for novel cytoprotective strategies. In the following, we summarize the actual literature and give a short overview on the potential of nitrite in organ protection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalBritish journal of pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • nitric oxide
  • nitrite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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