Nos3 Knockout Mouse Lung Endothelial Cells
Lung endothelial cells
Endothelial NOS (eNOS), also known as nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3) or constitutive NOS (cNOS), is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the NOS3 gene. Endothelial NOS is a nitric oxide synthase that generates NO in blood vessels and is involved with regulating vascular tone by inhibiting smooth muscles contraction and platelet aggregation. A constitutive calcium dependent NOS provides a basal release of NO. eNOS is associated with plasma membranes surrounding cells and the membranes of Golqi bodies within cells.