Apical adenosine regulates basolateral Ca2+-activated potassium channels in human airway Calu-3 epithelial cells.

In airway epithelial cells, apical adenosine regulates transepithelial anion secretion by activation of apical cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) via adenosine receptors and cAMP/PKA signaling. However, the potent stimulation of anion secretion by adenosine is not correlated with its modest intracellular cAMP elevation, and these… CONTINUE READING