nitric oxide synthase 2

ENTREZID: 4843 | Type: Protein Coding | Map: 17q11.2

OMIM: 617321 | 605956 | 266600 | 186580

Summary Entrez
Nitric oxide is a reactive free radical which acts as a biologic mediator in several processes, including neurotransmission and antimicrobial and antitumoral activities. This gene encodes a nitric oxide synthase which is expressed in liver and is inducible by a combination of lipopolysaccharide and certain cytokines. Three related pseudogenes are located within the Smith-Magenis syndrome region on chromosome 17. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]