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More Co2 = less brains?

Jason C. Doss jkdoss at acpub.duke.edu
Sun Feb 9 21:15:15 EST 1997



"John E. Anderson" <jander at OSPREY.UNF.EDU> wrote in article
<32FDFFE4.4E9A at osprey.unf.edu>...
> > By the way, CO or carbon monoxide is NOT a neurotransmitter.  In fact,
it
> > is a toxin that outcompetes oxygen for binding sites on hemoglobin,
thus
> > starving the body of oxygen.  You may be thinking of NO, or nitric
oxide,
> > which does have intercellular signalling functions.
> 
> CO *has* been proposed to be a neurotransmitter.  I think there was a
> PNAS commentary article by Edelman and Gally several years ago which
> mentioned it.
> 
> JA
> --
> John E. Anderson
> jander at unf.edu
> 
> 

I stand corrected.  Thanks, John.




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