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Are There “CO2 Sensors” in the Lung?

  • L.Y. LEE
  • R.L. LIN
  • C.Y. HO
  • Q. GU
  • J.L. HONG
Part of the ADVANCES IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY book series (AEMB, volume 580)

Abstract

Previous investigators have suggested the existence of “CO2 sensors” in the lung and an important role of these receptors in detecting the increase in venous CO2 flux and in regulating ventilatory response to meet the metabolic demand during exercise (38). However, no direct and definitive evidence has been established in identifying the CO2 receptor in the lung.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Airway Inflammation Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid Airway Hyperresponsiveness Intratracheal Instillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L.Y. LEE
    • 1
  • R.L. LIN
    • 1
  • C.Y. HO
    • 2
  • Q. GU
    • 1
  • J.L. HONG
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyVeterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming UniversityTaiwan, R.O.C.

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