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Official Full Name
nitric oxide synthase 3 (endothelial cell)
Background
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 muscle contraction and platelet aggregation. A constitutive Ca2+ dependent NOS provides a basal release of NO. eNOS is associated with plasma membranes surrounding cells and the membranes of Golgi bodies within cells.
Synonyms
NOS3; Nitric oxide synthase 3 (endothelial cell); eNOS; ECNOS; Constitutive NOS; Endothelial NOS; EC-NOS; NOSIII; cNOS; NOS type III; EC 1.14.13.39; nitric oxide synthase, endothelial; OTTHUMP00000213183; OTTHUMP00000212826; OTTHUMP00000213184; OTTHUMP00000213185; endothelial nitric oxide synthase