Chronic caffeine ingestion sensitizes the A1 adenosine receptor-adenylate cyclase system in rat cerebral cortex.


Caffeine consumption causes significant physiologic effects due to its antagonism of adenosine receptors. The A1 adenosine receptor is coupled in an inhibitory manner to adenylate cyclase. To study the effects of chronic caffeine ingestion, rats were provided with 0.1% caffeine drinking solution for 28 d. The A1 adenosine receptor agonist radioligand [3H… (More)