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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Nitric Oxide: Properties And Therapeutic Use [Óxido Nítrico: Propriedades E Potenciais Usos Terapêuticos]
Author: Barreto R.D.L.
Correia C.R.D.
Muscara M.N.
Abstract: Nitric oxide (•NO) is a substance that acts as a second-messenger and is associated with a number of important physiological functions such as regulation of the vascular tonus, immune modulation and neurotransmission. As a physiological mediator, alteration of its concentration level may cause pathophysiological disfunctions such as hypertension, septic shock and impotence. Possible therapeutic approaches are being developed to control NO levels in vivo. We review herein the main physical and chemical properties of •NO, its biological functions and available chemical interventions to reduce and increment its physiological concentration levels. Recent developments in the field are also highlighted.
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Date Issue: 2005
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