Understanding Hydrogen Sulfide in Inflammation: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Madhav Bhatia Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Keywords: Hydrogen sulfide, inflammation, substance P, leukocytes


Inflammation is an adaptive response to injury, but uncontrolled inflammation can lead to tissue damage and disease. Research in our laboratory (since confirmed in different laboratories worldwide) has shown that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) acts as a mediator of inflammation in different disease conditions. Learning about a novel mediator of inflammation results in unique opportunities with which to approach inflammatory diseases. At the same time, the complexity of biological systems and translation of research from the bed to the bedside also presents challenges. This Editorial aims to discuss the opportunities and challenges in relation to the role of H2S in inflammation, and the future prospects for this research.


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