Literature associating MPO and adult respiratory distress syndrome
Myeloperoxidase; Part of the host defense system of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. It is responsible for microbicidal activity against a wide range of organisms. In the stimulated PMN, MPO catalyzes the production of hypohalous acids, primarily hypochlorous acid in physiologic situations, and other toxic intermediates that greatly enhance PMN microbicidal activity; Belongs to the peroxidase family. XPO subfamily.
Synonyms: MPO, J3QSF7, MPO-001, MPO-002, MPO-003 ...