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The Role of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Uncoupling on Leukocyte-Endothelial Interactions in Rat Mesenteric Postcapillary Venules
Research Day
  • Maria Kern, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lindon H. Young, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Brian Rueter, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Edward S. Iames, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Qian Chen, PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location
Philadelphia Campus
Start Date
27-4-2011 1:30 PM
End Date
27-4-2011 3:30 PM
Description
BACKGROUND: Endothelial derived nitric oxide (NO) is essential in the regulation of blood pressure and attenuates leukocyte-endothelial interactions associated with vascular injury. Endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) is coupled to L-arginine in the presence of tetrahydrobiopetrin (BH4) to produce NO. However, when BH4 is oxidized to dihydrobiopetrin (BH2) under conditions of oxidative stress, the ratio of BH2 to BH4 is increased causing the uncoupling of eNOS to use molecular oxygen as a substrate, instead of L-arginine, to produce superoxide.
Citation Information
Maria Kern, Lindon H. Young, Brian Rueter, Edward S. Iames, et al.. "The Role of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Uncoupling on Leukocyte-Endothelial Interactions in Rat Mesenteric Postcapillary Venules" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/qian_chen/20/