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Biological Role of Nitric Oxide: History, Modern State, and Perspectives for Research

A. F. Vanin

Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kosygina 4, Moscow, 117977 Russia; fax: (095) 938-2156; E-mail: mikoyan@center.chph.ras.ru

Received April 20, 1998
This paper is an introduction to this issue of review papers on the biological role of nitric oxide. The history, modern state, and promising directions for research in this field are briefly considered.
KEY WORDS: nitric oxide, biological systems