Nitric Oxide Synthases of Bacteria – and Other Unicellular Organisms

@inproceedings{Rafferty2011NitricOS,
  title={Nitric Oxide Synthases of Bacteria – and Other Unicellular Organisms},
  author={Steven Patrick Rafferty},
  year={2011}
}
The defining feature of a nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is a heme and pterin-binding oxygenase domain, and enzymes that possess this domain are found in animals and bacteria. While the roles of animal NOS in such processes as vasodilation, neurotransmission, and host defence are understandably important for multicellular life, they are meaningless in bacteria, which makes bacterial NOSs all the more interesting as objects of study. This review describes the structural similarities and differences… CONTINUE READING

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