Nitric oxide synthase activity in Fasciola hepatica: a radiometric study.


The activity of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in homogenates of adult Fasciola hepatica was measured by the direct radiometric assay of the production of L-[3H]citrulline. This is the first radiometric study of the activity of nNOS in a fluke. The effect of arginase was tested. In the presence of L-valine, which is an inhibitor of arginase, the… (More)