Lack of nitric oxide synthase depresses ion transporting enzyme function in cardiac muscle.

Nitric oxide (NO*) is produced endogenously from NOS isoforms bound to sarcolemmal (SL) and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) membranes. To investigate whether locally generated NO* directly affects the activity of enzymes mediating ion active transport, we studied whether knockout of selected NOS isoforms would affect the functions of cardiac SL (Na+ + K… CONTINUE READING