Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of nitric oxide mimetic agents Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Horton, Austin; Schiefer, Isaac T


  • Drug discovery focusing on NO mimetics has been hamstrung due to its unconventional nature. Central to these challenges is the fact that direct measurement of molecular NO in biological systems is exceedingly difficulty. Hence, drug development of NO mimetics must rely upon measurement of the NO donating specie (i.e., a prodrug) and a downstream marker of efficacy without directly measuring the molecule, NO, that is responsible for biological effect. The focus of this review is to catalog in vivo attempts to monitor the pharmacokinetics (PK) of the NO donating specie and the pharmacodynamic (PD) readout of NO bioactivity.

publication date

  • 2019

published in

start page

  • 69

end page

  • 78


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