Stress Proteins in COVID-19: Is Carbon Monoxide formed by Heme Oxygenase important in drug therapy?

Stress Proteins in COVID-19: Is Carbon Monoxide formed by Heme Oxygenase important in drug therapy?

Kanji Nakatsu, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Queen’s University, discusses the potential importance of stress proteins in COVID-19 and how the enzyme Heme Oxygenase could be exploited for treatment.

“I wrote this essay because I thought it might facilitate organizing our thoughts of pharmacological/nutraceutical treatment of C19. A role for HO and CO in C19 is far from proven; please feel free to criticize these ideas. When I received my PhD from UBC in 1971, I didn’t think that I would be writing about CO in C19 half a century later.”

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