Ruthenium Complexes as NO Donors for Vascular Relaxation Induction
AbstractNitric oxide (NO) donors are substances that can release NO. Vascular relaxation induction is among the several functions of NO, and the administration of NO donors is a pharmacological alternative to treat hypertension. This review will focus on the physicochemical description of ruthenium-derived NO donor complexes that release NO via reduction and light stimulation. In particular, we will discuss the complexes synthesized by our research group over the last ten years, and we will focus on the vasodilation and arterial pressure control elicited by these complexes. Soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) and potassium channels are the main targets of the NO species released from the inorganic compounds. We will consider the importance of the chemical structure of the ruthenium complexes and their vascular effects. View Full-Text
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de Lima, R.G.; Silva, B.R.; da Silva, R.S.; Bendhack, L.M. Ruthenium Complexes as NO Donors for Vascular Relaxation Induction. Molecules 2014, 19, 9628-9654.
de Lima RG, Silva BR, da Silva RS, Bendhack LM. Ruthenium Complexes as NO Donors for Vascular Relaxation Induction. Molecules. 2014; 19(7):9628-9654.Chicago/Turabian Style
de Lima, Renata G.; Silva, Bruno R.; da Silva, Roberto S.; Bendhack, Lusiane M. 2014. "Ruthenium Complexes as NO Donors for Vascular Relaxation Induction." Molecules 19, no. 7: 9628-9654.