Autonomic Pharmacology: Adrenergic
Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathway (Click to go to
"In this University of Virginia program, Ferid Murad,
winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in physiology, discusses
his research into nitric oxide, some of its many
biological effects, and its application in drug
development for numerous diseases.
He and two other researchers earned their 1998 Nobel
Prize for discoveries during the 1980s concerning nitric
oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular
system, and how the molecule serves to relax blood
The work initiated a new chapter in several areas of
biomedical research and initiated new therapies for the
treatment and diagnosis of heart disease and other
serious inflammatory diseases."