Mitochondrial nitric oxide inhibits ATP synthesis Effect of free calcium in rat heart

 Nitric oxide is a small potentially toxic molecule and a diatomic free radical. We report the interaction of L-arginine, oxygen and calcium with the synthesis of nitric oxide in heart mitochondria. Nitric oxide synthesis is increased in broken rat heart mitochondria compared with intact and permeabilized mitochondria. Intact mitochondria subjected to… CONTINUE READING