The Level of Nitric Oxide Synthase and Nitric Oxide in Hypertensive Women


  • Ghassan Salah Ahmed
  • Falah Hassan Shari
  • Hala A. Alwan
  • Rasha Fadhel Obaid
  • Haider Abdulkareem Almashhadani
  • Mustafa M. Kadhim



Hypertension is a cardiovascular problem with high rates of epidemiology and risks of morbidity and mortality in the global area. Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) that produced from L-arginine by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzyme. NO involves in various vital processes in human health, one of which is the modulation of vasoconstriction and relaxation of the vascular system. We have aimed to investigate the link between NO and NOS with hypertension in women. The relationship between NO and NOS, as well as the usefulness of them as indicators of hypertension risks were subjects of study in this article. The results have revealed that hypertensive women had significant (P<0.05) lower levels of NO (15.07±3.41 IU/mL) and NOS (9.79±2.08 ng/mL) in their serum compared to normotensive healthy women. The results have shown strong relationship between nitric oxide synthase/nitric oxide and hypertension in women. The reduction of NOS in the serum of hypertensive women leads to a reduction in the circulation levels of NO. Nevertheless, the NOS reduction may not be the only reason for the reduction of NO, which can be caused by elevated oxidative stress. Based on these results, we suggest the controlling of NOS and NO in hypertensive people to reduce the risks of cardiovascular problems.







How to Cite

The Level of Nitric Oxide Synthase and Nitric Oxide in Hypertensive Women. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 13(3), 236-239.