The discharge mechanism of acontial nematocytes involves the release of nitric oxide

@article{Salleo1996TheDM,
  title={The discharge mechanism of acontial nematocytes involves the release of nitric oxide},
  author={Salleo and Musci and Barra and Calabrese},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={199 Pt 6},
  pages={1261-7}
}
The events which trigger the activation of nematocytes are still poorly understood, and no evidence has been presented so far on either the nature of the activatory signal for the nematocyte or the transduction mechanism. In this paper, we present evidence for a role of NO in the discharge of acontial nematocytes. A citrulline-forming enzymatic activity, significantly decreased by the NO synthase inhibitor Nomega-nitro-l-arginine (l-NNA) and by the Ca2+-chelating agent EGTA, was found in the… CONTINUE READING

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