Nitric-oxide-synthase-mediated cyclic guanosine monophosphate production in neonatal rat cerebellar prisms is resistant to calcineurin inhibition.

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Although the macrolide immunosuppressant tacrolimus (FK506) is neuroprotective in animal models of focal and global cerebral ischaemia, the mechanism of this action is not known. FK506 inhibits the protein phosphatase calcineurin, whose substrates can include nitric oxide synthase (NOS), and the neuroprotective effect of FK506 has been attributed to… (More)

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