Functional category : Antiinflammatory-antimicrobial

Name : Antiinflammatory-antimicrobial
Description : Nitric oxide is a reactive free radical which acts as a biologic mediator in several processes, including neurotransmission and antimicrobial and antitumoral activities. The gene encoding the nitric oxide synthase is expressed in liver and is inducible by a combination of lipopolysaccharide and certain cytokines. It has been identified in peroxisomes of rats and humans.
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