[Nobel prize in Medicine and Physiology 1998 for the discovery of the role of nitric oxide as a signalling molecule].

@article{Rabelink1998NobelPI,
  title={[Nobel prize in Medicine and Physiology 1998 for the discovery of the role of nitric oxide as a signalling molecule].},
  author={A J Rabelink},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={1998},
  volume={142 52},
  pages={2828-30}
}
  • A J Rabelink
  • Published 1998 in Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
The Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology 1998 was awarded to three American pharmacologists: Robert F.Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro and Ferrid Murad for their work on nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system. This discovery is a classical case of serendipity. NO is an endothelium-derived factor which mediates local vasodilation. It protects the vascular system against atherosclerosis by various effects on leukocytes and vascular permeability. NO appears to be a… CONTINUE READING