The mechanism of adenosine release from hypoxic rat liver cells.

Uptake of [14C]-adenosine into freshly dispersed rat hepatocytes was inhibited 44% by dipyridamole (50 microM) and 60% by nitrobenzylthioinosine (NBTI, 20 microM). The results are consistent with the known ability of these drugs to inhibit adenosine transport in other cell types. The nucleotide analogue, alpha, beta-methylene adenosine diphosphate (AOPCP… (More)