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Table 2 Physiological roles of different isoform of NOS

From: Hydrogen sulfide, nitric oxide, and neurodegenerative disorders

Isoforms of NOS Functions
eNOS  • Preservation and maintenance of brain’s microcirculation [21].
 • Inhibition of platelet aggregation [131].
 • Reduction of smooth muscle proliferation [21, 39]
nNOS Important roles in memory formation, CNS blood flow, neuronal plasticity, transmission of pain signals [21].
iNOS Response to proinflammatory cytokines or endotoxins [21].