Adenosine Receptors on Human Inflammatory Cells

  • Gianni Marone
  • Rosaria Petracca
  • Mario Condorelli
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 165)


Adenosine, a naturally occurring purine nucleoside, plays an important role in controlling a variety of biological activities. Adenosine is formed within cells from AMP or from the degradation of S-adenosylhomocysteine and can be removed from cells by release into the extracellular fluid, by deamination to inosine, or by reutilization to form AMP (1). Adenosine is present in human blood and in post of the extracellular fluid at levels (3 × 10−7 M to 3 × 10−6 M) which in vitro modulate several biochemical and biological functions (2).


Adenosine Receptor Histamine Release Human Lymphocyte Adenosine Deaminase cAMP Accumulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Marone
    • 1
  • Rosaria Petracca
    • 1
  • Mario Condorelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Naples II School of MedicineNaplesItaly

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