RE: Is this protein molecule (NF-κB) the key to fighting most cancers, diseases, chronic back pain, asthma, arthritis and more? What foods can help?

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Is this protein molecule (NF-κB) the key to fighting most cancers, diseases, chronic back pain, asthma, arthritis and more? What foods can help?

in steemstem •  last year

I cant remember if Nitric Oxide has more binding affinity to a hemoglobin molecule than oxygen. I believe it does something funky to a bound oxygen/ hemoglobin. I believe NO can work as an antioxidant, removing superoxidants producing peroxynitrites. And if not enough endothelium produced NO can lead to peroxide formation so its amount must be in homeostasis. In this way it eases oxygen transport, too. Sorry, I dont know too much else. Im unsure how NO effects immunity.

thanks for the COX info, btw. I love your post and will follow in the future!

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Thank you for the compliment.

I don't know which has a higher binding affinity, but I do know that it is very important for hemoglobin to pick up some NO (nitric oxide) in the large arteries to be released, along with oxygen, in the tiny peripheral arteries.

NO is the smooth muscle "relaxing factor". For every blood pulse from the heart, NO is released by the endothelium growing on the inside surface of our arteries. Some of the NO goes through the artery wall and into the nitrergic neurons on tense smooth muscle surrounding the arteries causing the smooth muscle to relax so the arteries can dilate for every blood pulse.

Some of the NO gets picked up by hemoglobin in the red blood cells to be released when passing through the tiny peripheral arteries because tiny peripheral arteries have no endothelium to make NO. Every artery, big or small, will not dilate without enough NO.

As the NO passes from the endothelial cells through any plaque build up and through the artery wall, it dissolves the plaque and cleans the arteries.

In immunity, macrophages engulf (phagocytosis) bacteria and then use NO to help kill the bacteria.

NO is a major player in many biological processes and a fascinating molecule.