Protective role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase

@article{Albrecht2003ProtectiveRO,
  title={Protective role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase},
  author={E. W. Albrecht and Coen A. Stegeman and Peter Heeringa and Robert H Henning and Harry van Goor},
  journal={The Journal of Pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={199}
}
Nitric oxide is a versatile molecule, with its actions ranging from haemodynamic regulation to anti‐proliferative effects on vascular smooth muscle cells. Nitric oxide is produced by the nitric oxide synthases, endothelial NOS (eNOS), neural NOS (nNOS), and inducible NOS (iNOS). Constitutively expressed eNOS produces low concentrations of NO, which is necessary for a good endothelial function and integrity. Endothelial derived NO is often seen as a protective agent in a variety of diseases. 

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