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Nitric Oxide in the Eye

Editors: Kashii, S., Akaike, A., Honda, Y. (Eds.)

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Nitric oxide (NO) is a simple gas with free radical properties. No one would have imagined a role for such a simple substance in the human body. In 1998, R. E Furchgott, E Murad, and L. J. Ignarro received the Nobel prize for their work on NO. Interestingly, Alfred B. Nobel, who invented dynamite by combining nitro­ glycerin with other substances, took nitroglycerin for his chest pain without realizing that NO mediates its action. Now, in addition to its vasodilating action, NO is known to possess many fundamental functions that include neurotrans­ mission, blood pressure control, blood clotting, and immune responses. These diverse functions, conversely, imply that the simple NO molecule may unite neuroscience, physiology, and immunology and may change our understanding of how cells communicate and defend themselves. In this context, the Inter­ national Symposium, Nitric Oxide and Free Radicals, was organized to address current thinking about the widespread distribution and variety of functions of NO in the eye. The symposium was held in Kyoto, Japan, September 28-29 as a Satellite Symposium of the XII International Congress of Eye Research, 1996. The Symposium was the first international gathering of leading scientists and ophthalmologists meeting to present and discuss their most recent results in a specialized area of research, specifically concerning the eye.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Nitric Oxide: Some New Concepts

    Pages 3-12

    Mittag, Thom

  • Contractility of Trabecular Meshwork and Ciliary Muscle: Modulation by the NO/cGMP System

    Pages 15-30

    Wiederholt, Michael (et al.)

  • Origin and Function of Nitrergic Nerves in the Human Eye: Morphological Aspects

    Pages 31-65

    Tamm, Ernst R. (et al.)

  • Cell Culture Studies of Oxygen, Nitric Oxide, and Retinal Pericytes’ Contractile Tone

    Pages 69-94

    Haefliger, Ivan O. (et al.)

  • Regulation of Retinal Arterial and Arteriolar Tone by Nitric Oxide Derived from Endothelium and Perivascular Nerve

    Pages 95-106

    Toda, Noboru (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nitric Oxide in the Eye
Editors
  • S. Kashii
  • A. Akaike
  • Y. Honda
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-67949-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-67949-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-70287-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-68017-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 184
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