Background and Aim
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) acts as a protector against hepatic inflammatory injury. HO-1 catalyzes the conversion of heme protein to biliverdin, free iron, and carbon monoxide. Pro-inflammatory responses play critical roles in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, and carbon monoxide effectively downregulates I/R injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanism by which HO-1 reduces warm I/R injury.