Richard Palmer

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Endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) is a labile humoral agent which mediates the action of some vasodilators. Nitrovasodilators, which may act by releasing nitric oxide (NO), mimic the effect of EDRF and it has recently been suggested by Furchgott that EDRF may be NO. We have examined this suggestion by studying the release of EDRF and NO from(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) released by vascular endothelial cells accounts for the relaxation of strips of vascular tissue and for the inhibition of platelet aggregation and platelet adhesion attributed to endothelium-derived relaxing factor. We now demonstrate that NO can be synthesized from L-arginine by porcine aortic endothelial cells in culture. Nitric oxide(More)
1. Three analogues of L-arginine were characterized as inhibitors of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase by measuring their effect on the endothelial NO synthase from porcine aortae, on the vascular tone of rings of rat aorta and on the blood pressure of the anaesthetized rat. 2. NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA), N-iminoethyl-L-ornithine (L-NIO) and(More)
This paper reports the results of a research project addressing the current state of eprocurement technologies. It analyzes which companies are moving fast into these technologies, how experimentation is taking place to learn about the business opportunities that may emerge through these technologies, the risks and benefits associated with them, and the(More)
The formation of nitric oxide (NO) from L-arginine by vascular endothelial cells and its relationship to endothelium-dependent relaxation of vascular rings was studied. The release of NO, measured by bioassay or chemiluminescence, from porcine aortic endothelial cells stimulated with bradykinin was enhanced by infusions of L-, but not D-arginine. The(More)
Endothelium-derived vascular relaxing factor (EDRF) is a humoral agent that is released by vascular endothelium and mediates vasodilator responses induced by various substances including acetylcholine and bradykinin. EDRF is very unstable, with a half-life of between 6 and 50 s, and is clearly distinguishable from prostacyclin. The chemical structure of(More)
Activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in rat cerebellum leads to the release of endothelium-derived relaxing factor, now identified as nitric oxide (NO), a stimulator of soluble guanylate cyclase. L-NG-monomethylarginine (L-NMMA), which blocks NO synthesis from L-arginine in several tissues, including a crude synaptosomal preparation from(More)
A soluble enzyme obtained from rat forebrain catalyzes the NADPH-dependent formation of nitric oxide (NO) and citrulline from L-arginine. The NO formed stimulates the soluble guanylate cyclase and this stimulation is abolished by low concentrations of hemoglobin. The synthesis of NO and citrulline is dependent on the presence of physiological concentrations(More)