Catalog Number: 0665
Chemical Name: NG-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride
Biological Activity
NO synthase inhibitor.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
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  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Selective inhibitors of neuronal nitric oxide synthase - is no NOS really good NOS for the nervous system?
    Moore and Handy
    TiPS, 1997;18:204
  2. Inhibition of nitric oxide synthesis by NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME): requirement for bioactivation to the free acid, NG-nitro-L-arginine.
    Pfeiffer et al.
    Br.J.Pharmacol., 1996;118:1433
  3. Nitric oxide synthases in mammals.
    Knowles et al.
    Biochem.J., 1994;298:249

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for L-NAME hydrochloride include:

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  1. Abnormal excitability and episodic low-frequency oscillations in the cerebral cortex of the tottering mouse.
    Authors: Cramer Et al.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
  2. Medullary norepinephrine neurons modulate local oxygen concentrations in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis.
    Authors: Bucher Et al.
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab
  3. NO-independent stimulation or activation of soluble guanylyl cyclase during early reperfusion limits infarct size.
    Authors: Bice Et al.
    Cardiovasc Res
  4. Hypoxia inducible factor signaling modulates susceptibility to mycobacterial infection via a nitric oxide dependent mechanism.
    Authors: Elks Et al.
    PLoS Pathog
  5. Psychostimulant pharmacological profile of paraxanthine, the main metabolite of caffeine in humans.
    Authors: Orru Et al.
  6. Roles of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) in epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET)-induced cardioprotection against infarction in intact rat hearts.
    Authors: Gross Et al.
    J Mol Cell Cardiol
  7. Antioxidant Functions of Nitric Oxide Synthase in a Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.
    Authors: Vaish and Singh
    Br J Cancer
  8. Neuronal nitric oxide contributes to neuroplasticity-associated protein expression through cGMP, protein kinase G, and extracellular signal-regulated kinase.
    Authors: Gallo and Iadecola
    J Neurosci
  9. Lactate dilates cochlear capillaries via type V fibrocyte-vessel coupling signaled by nNOS.
    Authors: Dai Et al.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol
  10. Mechano-transduction in osteoblastic cells involves strain-regulated estrogen receptor alpha-mediated control of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I receptor sensitivity to Ambient IGF, leading to phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/AKT-dependent Wnt/LRP5 recept
    Authors: Sunters Et al.
    J Biol Chem
  11. Hydroxyurea generates nitric oxide in human erythroid cells: mechanisms for gamma-globin gene activation.
    Authors: Lou Et al.
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood)
  12. TRPV1 channels mediate long-term depression at synapses on hippocampal interneurons.
    Authors: Gibson Et al.
  13. Endocannabinoids control the induction of cerebellar LTD.
    Authors: Safo and Regehr
  14. Presynaptic N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors at the parallel fiber-Purkinje cell synapse.
    Authors: Casado Et al.
    Int J Microbiol
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