Two pathways of the nitric oxide-induced cytotoxycal action.

Nitric oxide is a diffusible messenger with multiple biological functions. We show here that NO-generating compound, S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) induces apoptosis in human chondrocytes and causes necrosis-like cell death in human epithelial CaOv cell line. Pretreatment of chondrocytes with low-dose GSNO or with gamma-interferon enhances their tolerance to… CONTINUE READING