Nitric oxide (NO) possesses antiparasitic effects on both Protozoa and Metazoa in definitive and intermediate hosts as well as in vectors. Here, we postulate that hemoglobin and hemocyanin may impair Schistosoma killing by NO in the definitive and intermediate hosts. Interestingly, hemoglobin, myoglobin, and neuroglobin may protect Plasmodium and Trypanosoma from the antiparasitic effects of NO.
- Antiparasitic effect of nitric oxide
- Nitric oxide scavenging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology