A key role for tetrahydrobiopterin-dependent endothelial NOS regulation in vascular resistance arteries: studies in endothelial cell tetrahydrobiopterin-deficient mice
Background and purpose: The cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is a critical regulator of endothelial NOS (eNOS) function, eNOS-derived NO and reactive oxygen species (ROS) signalling in vascular physiology. To determine the physiological requirement for de-novo endothelial cell BH4 synthesis in vasomotor function in resistance arteries, we have generated a mouse model with endothelial cell-specific deletion of Gch1, encoding GTP cyclohydrolase 1 (GTPCH), an essential enzyme ... Expand abstract
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