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Sodium azide as indirect nitric oxide donor: researches on the rat aorta isolated segments

I. N. Iakovenko, V. V. Zhirnov

A comparative investigations of heme-containing enzymes inhibitors NaN3 and NaCN effects on the rat aorta isolated segments tone has shown that NaN3 in the range of very low concentrations from 10-9 to 10-6 М displays pharmacological activity characteristic of nitric oxide (NO) donors, which is inhibited by NaCN. The value of vasodilatation, caused by NaN3, was also decreased in the presence of soluble guanylate cyclase inhibitor ODQ (10-5 M). It was found that H2O2 injection to physiological solution containing NaN3 and horseradish peroxidase or catalase lead to NO2- accumulation in it, which was blocked by NaCN. The nonenzymic NaN3 oxidization by hydrogen peroxide was not found in control experiments. NaN3 physiological activity dependent on NO-donating properties of this traditional inhibitor of heme-containing enzymes is discussed.

Recieved: 2004-12-21

Published at the site: 2005-07-04

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