Enhanced Adenine Nucleotide Degradation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Effect of Oxygen Therapy

  • Felícitas A. Mateos
  • Pablo F. Gómez
  • Juan G. Puig
  • Manuel L. Jiménez
  • Teresa H. Ramos
  • José G. Mantilla
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 253A)


Cellular metabolism requires a continuous energy supply that is furnished largely by adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is synthesized in the mitochondrial electron transport chain from adenosine diphosphate (ADP), inorganic phosphate, NADH and oxygen. Since 80–90% of total oxygen consumption in humans is destined to the synthesis of high-energy compounds, oxygen availability is essential for cellular ATP recharge.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Uric Acid Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Oxygen Therapy Adenine Nucleotide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felícitas A. Mateos
    • 1
  • Pablo F. Gómez
    • 1
  • Juan G. Puig
    • 1
  • Manuel L. Jiménez
    • 1
  • Teresa H. Ramos
    • 1
  • José G. Mantilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Clinical Biochemistry and Internal Medicine“La Paz” Hospital, Universidad AutónomaMadridSpain

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