Description

Nitric oxide (NO) is a gas naturally found in the body that conveys information between cells. In the last decade researchers have found that NO is a signaling molecule of key importance for the cardiovascular system, regulating blood pressure and blood flow to different organs. In addition, discoveries surrounding nitric oxide’s role as a principal neurotransmitter moderating erectile function, a pathophysiological negotiator and messenger in inflammation, and a weapon against infections have increased research attention across the fields of biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, gene therapy, cell biology, immunology, pharmacology, neuroscience, and physiology.

Key Features

  • Edited by Nobel Laureate Louis J. Ignarro

  • Up-to-date therapeutic implications of nitric oxide research
  • Authored by world experts on nitric oxide
  • Detailed research of the biochemistry and synthesis of nitric oxide

Readership

Researchers and students in biochemistry, cardiology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, endocrinology. Will also be an interest to academic clinicians in dermatology, neurology, oncology, etc.

Details

No. of pages:
845
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123738660
Electronic ISBN:
9780080920443

About the author

Louis Ignarro

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Health Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.