Nitric oxide generation by renal proximal tubules: role of nitric oxide in the cytotoxicity of lipid A.

Lipid A, the biologically active component of lipopolysaccharide, stimulated nitric oxide (NO) production by isolated rat proximal tubules (as measured by NO2- release) in a time-dependent manner. At a concentration of 50 micrograms/ml, lipid A stimulated NO2- generation and guanosine 3',5'-cyclic phosphate (cGMP) production within 5 min. Both of these… CONTINUE READING