Small gaseous molecules, such as nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S), are emerging as important regulators of various cellular functions. Especially ion channels and transporters have been demonstrated to represent prominent molecular targets for those gases and are thus key factors in gas-induced cell-signalling. This Research Topic will focus on the interaction of gaseous molecules with ion channels/transporters and will address the following questions:
i) Which ion channels/transporters are regulated by gases?
ii) How are ion channels/transporters mechanistically regulated by gases?
iii) What are cellular and physiological processes, which are triggered by the interaction of gases with ion channels/transporters?