Rat myometrial smooth muscle cells express endothelial nitric oxide synthase.

We examined if rat myometrial cells in culture generate nitric oxide (NO) and express various isoforms of NO synthase (NOS). Myometrial cells isolated from rats on day 18 of gestation were incubated with various stimulators and inhibitors of NOS for 24 and 48 h, and NO production was evaluated by measuring nitrites in the media and NOS proteins in the cell… CONTINUE READING