Nitric Oxide & The Immune System

Nitric Oxide and the Immune system: NOS II catalyzes synthesis of Nitric Oxide used in host defense reactions


-Activation of NOS II is independent of CO2 in the cell.
-Synthesis of Nitric Oxide happens in most nucleated cells, particularly macrophages
-Nitric Oxide is a potent inhibitor of viral replication Nitric Oxide and the Immune system: NOS II catalyzes synthesis of Nitric Oxide used in host defense reactions
-Activation of NOS II is independent of CO2 in the cell.
-Synthesis of Nitric Oxide happens in most nucleated cells, particularly macrophages
-Nitric Oxide is a potent inhibitor of viral replication


Nitric Oxide is a bacteriacidal agent

-Nitric Oxide is created from the nitrates extracted from food near the gums
-This kills bacteria in the mouth that may be harmful


Nitric oxide is obviously important in the Immune System. Because it scavenges free radicals; the bad elements that destroy normal tissue. By scavenging the free radicals it also helps the Immune System from being damaged by free radicals.
It helps in the fight against infection, maybe viruses, maybe bacteria.
So it is extremely important in the normal functioning of the Immune System.


Dr. Siva, High Desert Heart Institute


Ted Heims
ted@tedheims.com
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