Effects of in vivo nitroglycerin treatment on activity and expression of the guanylyl cyclase and cGMP-dependent protein kinase and their downstream target vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein in aorta.

BACKGROUND Chronic in vivo treatment with nitroglycerin (NTG) induces tolerance to nitrates and cross-tolerance to nitrovasodilators and endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO). We previously identified increased vascular superoxide formation and reduced NO bioavailability as one causal mechanism. It is still controversial whether intracellular downstream… CONTINUE READING