Pnina Fishman

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The A(1), A(2A), A(2B) and A(3) G-protein-coupled cell surface adenosine receptors (ARs) are found to be upregulated in various tumor cells. Activation of the receptors by specific ligands, agonists or antagonists, modulates tumor growth via a range of signaling pathways. The A(1)AR was found to play a role in preventing the development of glioblastomas.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CF101, a synthetic agonist to the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR), on the production of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). The ability of CF101 to act as a myeloprotective agent in chemotherapy-treated mice was tested. METHODS CF101 was administered orally to naïve mice and its effect(More)
Tumor metastases are extremely rare in striated muscles. Lately, we have found that muscle cell conditioned medium (MCM) inhibits the proliferation of various tumor cells while maintaining the growth of normal murine bone marrow cells. This dual activity was confirmed in vivo when the MCM was administered orally, i.e., it inhibited the development of tumor(More)
PURPOSE A(3) adenosine receptor (A(3)AR) activation was shown to inhibit the growth of various tumor cells via the down-regulation of nuclear factor kappaB and cyclin D1. To additionally elucidate whether A(3)AR is a specific target, a survey of its expression in tumor versus adjacent normal cells was conducted. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN A(3)AR mRNA expression(More)
The Gi protein associated A(3) adenosine receptor (A(3)AR) was recently defined as a novel anti-inflammatory target. The aim of this study was to look at A(3)AR expression levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with autoimmune inflammatory diseases and to explore transcription factors involved receptor expression. Over-expression(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) is characterized by thrombocytopenia, thromboembolic phenomena, and recurrent fetal loss, associated with anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA) and/or lupus anticoagulant. The syndrome may be primary or may be associated with other conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus. We have previously shown the ability to induce(More)
Adenosine is an ubiquitous nucleoside present in all body cells. It is released from metabolically active or stressed cells and subsequently acts as a regulatory molecule through binding to specific A1, A2A, A2B and A3 cell surface receptors. The synthesis of agonists and antagonists to the adenosine receptors and their cloning enabled the exploration of(More)
The A3 adenosine receptor (A(3)AR) is highly expressed in tumors and was suggested as a target for cancer treatment. In this study, we show that A(3)AR is highly expressed in tumor tissues and in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) derived from patients with HCC, as well as from HCC tumor-bearing rats. The high expression level of the receptor was(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies have suggested that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) share common characteristics. The highly selective A(3) adenosine receptor agonist CF101 was recently defined as a potent antiinflammatory agent for the treatment of RA. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of CF101 on the clinical and pathologic(More)
Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye with a high risk of blindness. The Gi protein associated A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) is highly expressed in inflammatory cells whereas low expression is found in normal cells. CF101 is a highly specific agonist at the A3AR known to induce a robust anti-inflammatory effect in different experimental(More)