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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of different levels of nitric oxide inhibition on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in healthy subjects. L-NMMA, an inhibitor of the nitric oxide synthase, is administered as bolus injection followed by continuous infusion, and is expected to raise blood pressure and arterial stiffness according to L-NMMA dose.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA), NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA), NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (L-NMMA), Placebo
Departments of Medical Research
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:49-0400
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An enzyme that activates arginine with its specific transfer RNA. EC 184.108.40.206.
A group of compounds that are monomethyl derivatives of pyridines. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A family of ENZYMES that, in the presence of calcium ion, converts ARGININE to CITRULLINE in proteins.
An enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of the guanidine nitrogen of arginine in the presence of ATP and a divalent cation with formation of phosphorylarginine and ADP. EC 220.127.116.11.
Enzymes that catalyze the methylation of arginine residues of proteins to yield N-mono- and N,N-dimethylarginine. This enzyme is found in many organs, primarily brain and spleen.
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