Samantha M Wileman

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(1) l-citrulline, a coproduct of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-catalysed metabolism of l-arginine to nitric oxide (NO), is an important intermediate of the urea cycle and a precursor for l-arginine biosynthesis in vascular cells. (2) In the present study, we have examined the characteristics of l-citrulline transport, regulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)(More)
The signalling mechanisms involved in the induction of nitric oxide synthase and l-arginine transport were investigated in bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma)-stimulated rat cultured aortic smooth muscle cells (RASMCs). The expression profile of transcripts for cationic amino acid transporters (CATs) and their regulation by(More)
1. The interactions between proinflammatory cytokines and bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on L-arginine transporter and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) activities were examined in rat cultured aortic smooth muscle cells. 2. LPS induced a concentration (0.01-100 μg ml-1) and time-(8-24 h) dependent stimulation of nitrite production which was(More)
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