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Key Features
* organic Activity
* NO Donors: Nitrosothiols and Nitroxyls
* Peroxynitrite
* Oxidant and Antioxidant motion

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S R. K. Shepherd and B. R. Duling, Microcirc. 2, 363 (1995). 8 The charge and size make ruthenium red a relatively membrane-impermeable molecule, but the stain enters into mast cells following activation; an electron microscopic study revealed that ruthenium red does not stain granules in unstimulated, nonsecreting mast cells, whereas in cases where granules have made contact with the extracellular space via a fusion protein (either completely extracellular or retained in extracellular channels within the domain of the cell) the cells avidly bind this vital stain.

Med. 328, 257 (1993). 5 D. D. Metcalfe, J. J. Costa, and P. R. Burd, in "Inflammation: Basic Principles and Clinical Correlates," J. I. Gallin, I. M. Goldstein and R. , p. 709. Raven Press, New York, 1992. 6 D. Lagunoff, J. Histochem. Cytochem. 20, 938 (1972). 7 j. p. Gaboury, B. -F. Niu and P. Kubes, J. Immunol. 154~ 804 (1995). s R. K. Shepherd and B. R. Duling, Microcirc. 2, 363 (1995). 8 The charge and size make ruthenium red a relatively membrane-impermeable molecule, but the stain enters into mast cells following activation; an electron microscopic study revealed that ruthenium red does not stain granules in unstimulated, nonsecreting mast cells, whereas in cases where granules have made contact with the extracellular space via a fusion protein (either completely extracellular or retained in extracellular channels within the domain of the cell) the cells avidly bind this vital stain.

Once activated, they are capable of releasing a myriad of inflammatory mediators, including preformed cytokines [tumor necrosis factor o~ (TNFa), interleukin 1 (IL-1)-IL-6, IL-8 and others], histamine, serotonin, newly synthesized platelet-activating factor (PAF), leukotrienes, and numerous proteases. In addition, mast cells may release some potenI S. E. C r o w e a n d M. H . P e r d u e , Gastroenterology 103, 1075 (1992). 2 S. I. W a s s e r m a n , Arthritis Rheum. 2% 841 (1984). METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY.

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