relaxing factor

relaxing factor

sarcoplasmic reticulum, a protein synthesized by and contained in the platelets.
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NO, a kind of endogenous endothelium-derived relaxing factor has been found having a vital role in the pathological and physiological process of many diseases.
Much later it demonstrated that this relaxing factor is actually a particular fraction containing fragments of RS.
In 1980 Furchgott and Zawadzki discovered that undamaged endothelium under the influence of acetylcholine produces an endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF).
Indirect evidence for release of endothelium-derived relaxing factor in human forearm circulation in vivo: blunted response to essential hypertension.
Nitric oxide deficiency: Endothelial dysfunction is associated with decreased production, release, and availability of NO, also known as endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF).
Shortly afterward it became clear that nitric oxide had important functions in the regulation of vascular tone, and it was demonstrated that nitric oxide was identical to endothelium-derived relaxing factor, a factor derived from endothelial cells that induced relaxation of smooth muscle cells.
Endothelium produces potent vasodilators, such as endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF, NO), ptostacyclin and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF).
Nitrate is the measurable end point in serum used to assess levels of endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF), which in turn relates to nitric oxide levels.
Nitrate is the measurable end point in serum used to assess levels of endothelium derived relaxing factor (EDRF), which in turn relates to nitric oxide levels.
By then, it was well established that NO is an endothelium-derived relaxing factor.
But as Furchgott and Ignarro, working independently, analyzed the nature of the endothelium's relaxing factor, the gas became a prime candidate.
In 1986, Ignarro suggested that a substance researchers were calling ``endothelium-derived relaxing factor,'' which Furchgott had first described, was most likely nitric oxide.