Idiopathic voiding disorders affect up to 10-15% of men and women. We describe bladder abnormalities in mice with targeted deletion of the gene for neuronal nitric oxide synthase which model the clinical disorders. The mice possess hypertrophic dilated bladders and dysfunctional urinary outlets which do not relax in response to electrical field stimulation or L-arginine. The mice also display increased urinary frequency.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)