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Bacteria are exposed to nitric oxide from many sources, especially in anaerobic environments including the human body. How it is detoxified anaerobically is a major source of disagreement, largely because the literature is based upon experiments that fail to reflect conditions encountered by bacteria in their natural environments. This review shows how chemical damage inactivates proteins, preventing their physiological roles from being revealed.

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This page is a summary of: Anaerobic bacterial response to nitric oxide stress: Widespread misconceptions and physiologically relevant responses, Molecular Microbiology, April 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14713.
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