Burn-induced lung damage in rat is mediated by a nitric oxide/cGMP system.


This study was conducted to demonstrate the burn-induced lung neutrophil deposition and damage in rats is affected by the nitric oxide (NO)-dependent downstream cGMP signaling. In experiment 1, 1H-[1,2,4] oxadiazolo [4,3-alpha] quinoxalin-1-one (ODQ) was given (20 mg/kg i.p.) to specific pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley rats immediately postburn to suppress the… (More)