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Title: Involvement of neuronal NO synthase in collateral artery growth
Authors: Pagel, J-I
Borgolte, J
Hoefer, I
Fernández, B
Schaper, W
Deindl, E
Keywords: Neuronal NOS
Arteriogenesis
NO
Collateral artery growth
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: To evaluate the role of neuronal nitric oxides synthase (nNOS) in collateral artery growth (arteriogenesis), we analyzed the expression pattern of nNOS at distinct time points on RNA and protein levels in a rabbit and a murine model of peripheral arteriogenesis. In the rabbit model, Northern blot analyses revealed a significant upregulation of nNOS at 6 h (1.6-fold), 12 h (2.2-fold) and 24 h (2.0-fold) after induction of arteriogenesis <i style="">via</i> femoral artery ligation, when compared to the sham operated side. In mice, an upregulation of nNOS was also detected using Northern blot (at 6 h, 12 h) and qRT-PCR (12 h: 2.4-fold). On the protein level, nNOS was found to be upregulated 24 h after femoral artery ligation. Immunohistochemical staining showed that nNOS was localized in endothelial and smooth muscle cells of collateral arteries, as well as in skeletal muscle and nerves. In summary, our data provide evidence that nNOS is not constitutively expressed, but is induced during arteriogenesis, playing a role in supplying reactive oxygen species such as H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2 </sub>and low levels of NO.
Description: 270-274
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12702
ISSN: 0975-0959 (Online); 0301-1208 (Print)
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