A3 Adenosine Receptors from Cell Biology to Pharmacology and Therapeutics

A3 Adenosine Receptors from Cell Biology to Pharmacology and Therapeutics


This Book "A3 Adenosine Receptors from Cell Biology to Pharmacology and Therapeutics " documents the present state of knowledge of the adenosine A3 receptor. Adenosine A3 receptors are G protein-linked receptors that function in physiology and intracellular signaling and are involved in inflammatory responses and mediating cell proliferation and cell death.

The A3 receptor is increasingly being recognized for its biological roles throughout the body, and many A3 receptor ligands have proven useful in elucidating peripheral and central pathologies. This book covers a wide range of information including data from studies of theoretical, molecular and cellular pharmacology, signal transduction, integrative physiology, new drug discoveries and clinical applications. The book includes sections on:

  • A3 Adenosine Receptor signal transduction
  • Adenosine Receptor medicinal chemistry
  • Effects and therapeutic applications of Adenosine Receptors on tissues and organs
  • Adenosine Receptors and inflammatory and auto-immune diseases
  • Adenosine Receptors and cancer

The chapters in this book cover both fundamental science and relevant applications and provide an authoritative account of the current status of the field. "A3 Adenosine Receptors from Cell Biology to Pharmacology and Therapeutics" is an up to date and scientifically excellent source of information, attractive to basic and clinical scientists alike.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xv
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
From Hypertension (+) to Asthma: Interactions with the Adenosine A 3 Receptor from a Personal Perspective....Pages 3-26
Front Matter....Pages 28-28
Thermodynamic Analysis in DrugReceptor Binding: The A 3 Adenosine Receptor....Pages 29-48
Pharmacology and Molecular Biology of A 3 Adenosine Receptors....Pages 49-58
Front Matter....Pages 60-60
Regulation of Second Messenger Systems and Intracellular Pathways....Pages 61-73
The Desensitisation as A 3 Adenosine Receptor Regulation: Physiopathological Implications....Pages 75-90
Front Matter....Pages 92-92
A 3 Adenosine Receptor Agonists: History and Future Perspectives....Pages 93-120
A 3 Adenosine Receptor Antagonists: History and Future Perspectives....Pages 121-147
Molecular Modeling and Reengineering of A 3 Adenosine Receptors....Pages 149-161
Front Matter....Pages 164-164
Adenosine A 3 Receptor Signaling in the Central Nervous System....Pages 165-188
Cardiovascular Biology of the A 3 Adenosine Receptor....Pages 189-208
A 3 Adenosine Receptor in the Pulmonary System....Pages 209-233
A 3 Adenosine Receptor Regulation of Cells of the Immune System and Modulation of Inflammation....Pages 235-256
Adenosine A 3 Receptors in Muscle Protection....Pages 257-280
A 3 Adenosine Receptors, HIF-1 Modulation and Atherosclerosis....Pages 281-288
Front Matter....Pages 290-290
Rheumatoid Arthritis: History, Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Applications....Pages 291-298
Front Matter....Pages 300-300
Agonists and Antagonists: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Applications....Pages 301-317
Back Matter....Pages 319-322


  • Author: John R. Fozard (auth.), Pier Andrea Borea (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • ISBN-10: 904813143X, 9048131448
  • ISBN-13: 9789048131433, 9789048131440
  • Pages: 324
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 7.9M
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