Ana M.O. Battastini

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The ectonucleotidase pathway is an important metabolic source of extracellular adenosine. Adenosine has potent anticonvulsant effects on various models of epilepsy. One of these models is pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) kindling, in which repeated administration of subconvulsive doses of this drug induces progressive intensification of seizure activity. In this(More)
Ecto-apyrase is a transmembrane glycoprotein that hydrolyzes extracellular nucleoside tri- or diphosphates. Apyrase activity is affected by several physiological and pathological conditions indicating the existence of regulatory mechanisms. Considering that apyrase presents consensus phosphorylation sites, we studied the phosphorylation of this enzyme. We(More)
Extracellular nucleotides and nucleosides have emerged as important elements regulating tissue homeostasis. Acting through specific receptors, have the ability to control gene expression patterns to direct cellular fate. We observed that SKOV-3 cells express the ectonucleotidases: ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase 1 (ENPP1), ecto-5'-nucleotidase (NT5E), and(More)
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