Effects of hydrogen sulfide on mitochondrial function and cellular bioenergetics

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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was once considered to have only toxic properties, until it was discovered to be an endogenous signaling molecule. The effects of H2S are dose dependent, with lower concentrations being beneficial and higher concentrations, cytotoxic. This scenario is especially true for the effects of H2S on mitochondrial function, where higher concentrations of the gasotransmitter inhibit the electron transport chain, and lower concentrations stimulate bioenergetics in multiple ways. Here we review the role of H2S in mitochondrial function and its effects on cellular physiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101772
JournalRedox Biology
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Bioenergetics
  • Cell signaling
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Mitochondria
  • Sulfhydration/persulfidation
  • Sulfide oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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