Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase isoforms by porphyrins.

Abstract

Protoporphyrin IX inhibits citrulline formation by all three nitric oxide synthase isoforms in a manner reversible by dilution. Zinc protoporphyrin IX, by contrast, produces a time- and concentration-dependent inactivation of all three nitric oxide synthase isoforms, not reversible by dilution. The inhibition of citrulline formation by protoporphyrin IX… (More)

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