Red wine-dependent reduction of nitrite to nitric oxide in the stomach.

@article{Gago2007RedWR,
  title={Red wine-dependent reduction of nitrite to nitric oxide in the stomach.},
  author={Bruno Gago and Jon O N Lundberg and Rui M. Barbosa and Jo{\~a}o Laranjinha},
  journal={Free radical biology & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={1233-42}
}
Nitrite may be a source for nitric oxide (*NO), particularly in highly acidic environments, such as the stomach. Diet products contribute also with reductants that dramatically increase the production of *NO from nitrite. Red wine has been attributed health promoting properties largely on basis of the reductive antioxidant properties of its polyphenolic… CONTINUE READING