Nitric oxide (NO) is an endogenous neuromodulator that may mediate neurotoxic effects of glutamate. NO‐synthesizing neurons are, however, resistant to NO‐ and glutamate‐induced neurotoxicity. We now show that NO synthase neurons are selectively spared in patients with Alzheimer's disease, even in a severely affected region of the brain such as the hippocampal formation.
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- Clinical Neurology