Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables nitric-oxide synthase activity and scaffold protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including heart development; negative regulation of muscle hyperplasia; and smooth muscle hyperplasia. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including lipopolysaccharide-mediated signaling pathway; nitric oxide biosynthetic process; and regulation of metal ion transport. Located in cytoplasm and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; and nervous system. Used to study aortic valve disease; essential hypertension; and persistent fetal circulation syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (multiple); artery disease (multiple); eye disease (multiple); reproductive organ cancer (multiple); and vasculitis (multiple). Orthologous to human NOS3 (nitric oxide synthase 3).