Merv H. Edgecombe

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Extracellular diadenosine polyphosphates (Ap(n)A), through their interactions with appropriate P(2) receptors, influence a diverse range of intracellular activities. In particular, Ap(4)A stimulates alterations in intracellular calcium homeostasis and subsequent activation of glycogen breakdown in isolated liver cells. Here we show that, like ATP, Ap(4)A(More)
Diadenosine polyphosphates released into the extracellular environment influence a variety of metabolic and other cellular activities in a wide range of target tissues. Here we have studied the impact of these novel nucleotides on gluconeogenesis in isolated rat proximal tubules. Gluconeogenesis was stimulated following exposure of isolated proximal tubules(More)
Diadenosine polyphosphates present in the extracellular environment can, through interaction with appropriate purinoceptors, influence a range of cellular activities. Here we have investigated the nature of the ligand:receptor interactions involved in diadenosine 5',5'''-P1, P4-tetraphosphate (Ap4A)-mediated stimulation of glycogen breakdown in isolated rat(More)
Diadenosine polyphosphates (ApnAs) can, through interaction with appropriate purinoceptors, affect a range of cellular activities. Ap4A, the most prominent naturally occurring diadenosine polyphosphate, stimulates alterations in intracellular calcium homeostasis and subsequent activation of glycogen breakdown in isolated liver cells. Here we show that Ap4A,(More)
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