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CAS No. 51298-62-5
L-NAME is a nonselective inhibitor of nitric oxide synthetases (NOS) for nNOS (bovine), eNOS (human), and iNOS (murine), with Ki of 15 nM, 39 nM and 4.4 μM, respectively.
Selleck's L-NAME HCl has been cited by 19 publications
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|Description||L-NAME is a nonselective inhibitor of nitric oxide synthetases (NOS) for nNOS (bovine), eNOS (human), and iNOS (murine), with Ki of 15 nM, 39 nM and 4.4 μM, respectively.|
NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME; at 0.1-100 mM) causes concentration-dependent inhibition of the Ca2(+)-dependent endothelial NO synthase from porcine aortae. L-NAME causes an endothelium-dependent contraction and an inhibition of the endothelium-dependent relaxation induced by acetylcholine (ACh) in aortic rings.  In another research, Viability of rMC-1 cells or BREC in 25 mM glucose is significantly less than at 5 mM glucose, and this cell death is inhibited by l-NAME in both cell types. 
|In vivo||L-NAME (0.03-300 mg kg-1, i.v.) induces a dose-dependent increase in mean systemic arterial blood pressure accompanied by bradycardia. L-NAME (100 mg kg-1, i.v.) inhibits significantly the hypotensive responses to ACh and bradykinin. The increase in blood pressure and bradycardia produced by L-NAME is reversed by L-arginine (30-100 mg kg-1, i.v.) in a dose-dependent manner. |
Enzyme Assay:The oxidation of L-arginine is monitored by the conversion of [3H]- or [14C]-arginine to L-citrulline which separates L-citrulline from L-arginine by Dowex 50x8-200 (Na) chromatography. Typical reaction mixtures (100 pL) contains 50 mM HEPES, pH 7.0, 8 pM tetrahydrobiopterin, 1 mM CaC12, 0.01 mg/mL calmodulin, 0.5 mM EDTA, 0.450 pM [14C]-arginine (30000 cpm), and 100-200 pM NADPH. The cNOS-catalyzed oxidation of NADPH to NADP+ is monitored by the reduction of absorbance at 340 nm with a Kontron 860 spectrophotometer in a volume of 300 pL. All reactions are at 30 ℃ unless otherwise indicated.
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