Although gaseous ions possess no obvious physical properties which would predict a capability to influence living cells or tissues they can be shown to produce functional changes. The physiological effects so far demonstrated are limited in extent. In the mammalian trachea air ion action appears to depend upon the release of bound 5-hydroxytryptamine by CO2+ and upon O--induced acceleration of its metabolic destruction.
Article| March 01 1962
Air Ions and Physiological Function
Albert Paul Krueger
From The Department of Bacteriology and the Naval Biological Laboratory of the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Online ISSN: 1540-7748
Print ISSN: 0022-1295
Copyright, 1962, by The Rockefeller Institute Press.
J Gen Physiol (1962) 45 (4): 233–241.
Albert Paul Krueger; Air Ions and Physiological Function . J Gen Physiol 1 March 1962; 45 (4): 233–241. doi: https://doi.org/10.1085/jgp.45.4.233
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