The emerging biology of the nitrite anion

Nat Chem Biol. 2005 Nov;1(6):308-14. doi: 10.1038/nchembio1105-308.


Nitrite has now been proposed to play an important physiological role in signaling, blood flow regulation and hypoxic nitric oxide homeostasis. A recent two-day symposium at the US National Institutes of Health highlighted recent advances in the understanding of nitrite biochemistry, physiology and therapeutics.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cytoprotection
  • Erythrocytes / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Nitric Oxide / metabolism
  • Nitric Oxide Synthase / metabolism
  • Nitrites / metabolism*
  • Nitrogen / metabolism
  • Signal Transduction


  • Nitrites
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Nitric Oxide Synthase
  • Nitrogen