NOS3, also known as eNOS, produces nitric oxide in our blood vessels, which helps vasodilation and mediates formation of blood vessels, and promotes blood clotting by activating platelets (R).

NOS3 is associated with these diseases:

  • Coronary spasm
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Preeclampsia/eclampsia
  • Essential hypertension

Nitric oxide is a reactive free radical which acts as a biologic mediator in several processes, including neurotransmission and antimicrobial and antitumoral activities.

Nitric oxide is synthesized from L-arginine by nitric oxide synthases.

It's better to have this gene increased most of the time.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Nanos homolog 3

Short name:


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