Stimulus- and cell-type-specific release of purines in cultured rat forebrain astrocytes and neurons.


Adenosine is formed during conditions that deplete ATP, such as ischemia. Adenosine deaminase converts adenosine into inosine, and both adenosine and inosine can be beneficial for postischemic recovery. This study investigated adenosine and inosine release from astrocytes and neurons during chemical hypoxia or oxygen-glucose deprivation. In both cell types… (More)