Nitric oxide, which is produced endogenously within cardiac myocytes by three distinct isoforms of nitric oxide synthase, is a key regulator of myocardial function. This review will focus on the regulation of myocardial function by each nitric oxide synthase isoform during health and disease, with a specific emphasis on the proposed end-targets and signaling pathways.
- Excitation-contraction coupling
- Ryanodine receptor
- l-type Ca channel
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine