# Kinetics of nitric oxide production

Several articles affirm that NO can enhance the glutamate release from the presynaptic site; moreover, glutamate has been recognized as a major brain neurotransmitter and is considered to mediate excitatory transmission at most synapses of the central nervous system.

First point is the following: is the chemical reaction reported here the equation that describes how NO is produced? If yes, is there a way to model this reaction in such a way it can be simulated by using MATLAB? And finally, do you know what are the kinetic properties of this reaction?

• I believe NO is nitrous oxide , not nitric oxide ( NO2) – blacksmith37 Nov 22 '17 at 15:37
• NO stands for nitric oxide (or equivalently nitrogen monoxide), but nitrous oxide is N2O. – Angelo Giuseppe Spinosa Nov 22 '17 at 15:57
• It's enzymatic reaction, so I guess it probably follows Michaelis-Menten kinetics. – Mithoron Nov 22 '17 at 16:05
• @blacksmith37 Ah nope, $N_2O$ is nitrous oxide (nitrogen in the +1 oxidation state) and $NO$ is nitric oxide (nitrogen in the +2 oxidation state). I had trouble wrapping my head around it too, when I was first introduced to those terms ;-) – paracetamol Nov 22 '17 at 16:46