Reduced arginine availability and nitric oxide production

M.M. Hallemeesch*, W.H. Lamers, N.E.P. Deutz

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Reduced arginine availability and nitric oxide production.

Hallemeesch MM, Lamers WH, Deutz NE.

Department of Clinical Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The precursor for nitric oxide (NO) synthesis is the amino acid arginine. Reduced arginine availability may limit NO production. Arginine availability for NO synthesis may be regulated by de novo arginine production from citrulline, arginine transport across the cell membrane, and arginine breakdown by arginase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Nutrition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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