Hydrogen Sulfide Acting at the Carotid Body and Elsewhere in the Organism

  • Robert S. FitzgeraldEmail author
  • Machiko Shirahata
  • Irene Chang
  • Eric W. Kostuk
  • Samara Kiihl
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 758)


H2S, the most recently explored gasotransmitter, has been found to have actions in at least three types of tissues.


Carotid Body Smooth Muscle Hydrogen Sulfide Neuroprotection Data Disparity Causes Neural Tissue 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (National Heart Lung Blood Institute) HL-50712, HL-61596, HL-72293.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert S. Fitzgerald
    • 1
    Email author
  • Machiko Shirahata
    • 2
  • Irene Chang
    • 3
  • Eric W. Kostuk
    • 3
  • Samara Kiihl
    • 4
  1. 1.Departments of Environmental Health Sciences, of Physiology, and of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Environmental Health Sciences, and of Anesthesiology/Critical Care MedicineThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public HealthThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public HealthThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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