Nitric oxide functions in the plant hypersensitive disease resistance response

@article{Stefano2005NitricOF,
  title={Nitric oxide functions in the plant hypersensitive disease resistance response},
  author={Matteo De Stefano and Alberto Ferrarini and Massimo Delledonne},
  journal={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={S10 - S10}
}
Nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive molecule that rapidly diffuses and permeates cell membranes. In animals, NO is implicated in a number of diverse physiological processes such as neurotransmission, vascular smooth muscle relaxation, and platelet inhibition. It may have beneficial effects, for example as a messenger in immune responses, but it is also potentially toxic when the antioxidant system is weak and an excess of reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulates. During the last few years… CONTINUE READING