Author(s): Fredholm BB
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Abstract Adenosine is a ubiquitous autacoid that acts on four defined receptors, named A(1), A(2A), A(2B) and A(3). Although the biological activity of adenosine has been known for more than 70 years and the existence of specific receptors for more than 25 years, it is only now that the full potential for drug development is becoming clear. Among some of the conditions for which adenosine receptor-based therapy might be used are Parkinson's disease, hypoxia/ischemia, epilepsy, kidney disease and asthma.
This article was published in Drug News Perspect
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy