Role of Nitric Oxide in Cardiovascular Disease

Tamia Matthews
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Thomas Frielle 
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Nitric Oxide is a soluble natural gas that is synthesized from amino acid arginine in endothelial cells. Endothelial cells release NO to mediate vascular relaxation to help reduce stress and cell proliferation. If NO is inhibited, more cardiovascular diseases are bound to happen because it may worsen the pathophysiology of the disease.