Nobel prize for medicine awarded for work on nitric oxideBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1031a (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1031
- Marcus Müllner
Three American pharmacologists have won this year's Nobel prize for medicine for their work on nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
Robert Furchgott, Ferid Murad, and Louis Ignarro discovered how nitric oxide could be produced by endothelial cells, penetrate membranes, and regulate the function of another cell. Current understanding of the vascular pathophysiology …