Control of NO concentration in solutions of nitrosothiol compounds by light.

We studied the thermal and photolytic decomposition of two S-nitrosothiols, S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) and S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP), in water or propanol solutions. A "concentration clamp" (relatively constant concentration of NO as a function of time) could be implemented in a closed volume by varying the pH, concentration of… CONTINUE READING