Nos2, Nitric oxide synthase, inducible
Enzyme Classification 18.104.22.168
Also Known as
NOS2_MOUSE, Nos2, Inosl
Produces nitric oxide (NO) which is a messenger molecule with diverse functions throughout the body (PubMed:7503239). In macrophages, NO mediates tumoricidal and bactericidal actions. Also has nitrosylase activity and mediates cysteine S-nitrosylation of cytoplasmic target proteins such PTGS2/COX2 (PubMed:16373578). As component of the iNOS-S100A8/9 transnitrosylase complex involved in the selective inflammatory stimulus-dependent S-nitrosylation of GAPDH implicated in regulation of the GAIT complex activity and probably multiple targets including ANXA5, EZR, MSN and VIM (By similarity). Involved in inflammation, enhances the synthesis of proinflammatory mediators such as IL6 and IL8. Homodimer (PubMed:10769116, PubMed:11669619). Interacts with SLC9A3R1 (By similarity). Interacts with GAPDH (By similarity). Interacts with S100A8 and S100A9 to form the iNOS-S100A8/9 transnitrosylase complex (By similarity). Interacts with SPSB1, SPSB2 and SPSB4 (PubMed:20603330). Interacts with ELOC and CUL5 in the presence of SPSB1 or SPSB2 or SPSB4.