Adenosine and its role in asthma


Endogenous adenosine formed from ADP and AMP by the action of ATPase and 5′-nucleotidase is known to cause bronchoconstriction and asthma in humans. It has been suggested that this action of adenosine is due to its binding to specific purino receptors in the mast cells in the lungs and consequent release of mediators which elicit bronchoconstriction and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02864852


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@article{Rao2001AdenosineAI, title={Adenosine and its role in asthma}, author={Shrinivas B. Rao}, journal={Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry}, year={2001}, volume={16}, pages={140-144} }