Myoglobin Strikes Back

  • Maurizio Brunori
Part of the Protein Reviews book series (PRON, volume 9)


The biochemical and physiological role of myoglobin is briefly reviewed with reference to the seminal work by Wittenberg and Wittenberg. The function of myoglobin as a NO scavenger in the skeletal muscle and the heart was found to protect cellular respiration, which is known to depend on inhibition of cytochrome-c-oxidase.


Nitric Oxide Paracoccus Denitrificans Intermediate Oxidation State Binuclear Centre Isolate Mouse Heart 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Brunori
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  1. 1.Department of Biochemical SciencesUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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