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Project: Expression of iNOS and its inducing cytokines in the inflammatory myopathies.

project duration
01-JAN-02 – 31-DEC-04
abstract
Nitric oxide synthases (NOS) are responsible for the production of NO, an important bio-active molecule involved in intracellular signal transduction, immunological processes, vasodilatations and neuronal transmission. Increased NO production is believed to have a key function in the pathogenesis of auto-immunity. In the inflammatory myopathies, the presence of the three NOS isoforms, and of iNOS-inducing cytokines, will be explored.