Hydrogen Sulfide in Human Cells

This tiny molecule is hydrogen sulfide – don’t be deceived by its cuteness – hydrogen sulfide is infamous for smelling like rotten eggs. Volcanoes, hot springs, swamps and sewers give off hydrogen sulfide, and it is also found in well water, natural gas, and even our bodies! Scientists have known that hydrogen sulfide plays an important role as a signaling molecule in our bodies, but scientists have only just detected the formation of hydrogen sulfide in human cells! Click here to read about this latest discovery and the chemical probe used.

 

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