nitric oxide synthase


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nitric oxide synthase

[‚nī·trik ¦äk‚sīd ¦sin‚thās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the stepwise conversion of the amino acid L-arginine to nitric oxide and L-citrulline. There are three types: the brain (or neuronal) and epithelial nitric oxide synthases, which are always present in cells, and inducible nitric oxide synthase, which is produced as needed.
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Regulation of the Expression of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase.
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Molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase.
Asymmetric dimethylarginine competes with L-arginine for the active site of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (7).
Immunocytochemical evidence for a mitochondrially located nitric oxide synthase in brain and liver.
The Hopkins team also analyzed gene expression patterns of the myeloid-derived suppressor cells and found that sildenafil blocked two genes regulating enzymes -- arginase and nitric oxide synthase -- which are key to triggering immune suppression via MDSCs.

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