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Adenosine A2B receptor

Maryam Akhtari, Seyed Jalal Zargar, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Mahdi Vojdanian, Alireza Rezaeimanesh, Ahmadreza Jamshidi
Macrophages play an important role in the ankylosing spondylitis (AS) auto-inflammatory responses and fibrocartilage destruction. Adenosine is a key modulator of inflammatory conditions. The various effects of adenosine are mediated by its interaction with adenosine receptors (AR). In this study, we investigated the mRNA expression of A1 , A2A , A2B , and A3 adenosine receptors, ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (CD39), and ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) in the monocyte-derived macrophages from AS patients in comparison to healthy controls...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Yan Xia, Xiliang Zheng, Erkang Wang, Dongfeng Li, Ruibin Hou, Jin Wang
Adenosine is an endogenous modulator exerting its functions through the activation of four adenosine receptor (AR) subtypes, termed A1 , A2A , A2B and A3 , which belong to the G-protein-coupled receptor superfamily. The human A3 AR (hA3 AR) subtype is implicated in several cytoprotective functions. Therefore, hA3 AR modulators, and in particular agonists, are sought for their potential application as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cardioprotective agents. Here, we prepared novel adenosine derivatives with indole moiety as hA3 AR ligands...
February 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Oleg G Chepurny, Ron L Bonaccorso, Colin A Leech, Torsten Wöllert, George M Langford, Frank Schwede, Christian L Roth, Robert P Doyle, George G Holz
We report the design and target validation of chimeric peptide EP45, a novel 45 amino acid monomeric dual agonist peptide that contains amino acid sequence motifs present within the blood glucose-lowering agent exendin-4 (Ex-4) and the appetite-suppressing agent PYY(3-36). In a new high-throughput FRET assay that provides real-time kinetic information concerning levels of cAMP in living cells, EP45 recapitulates the action of Ex-4 to stimulate cAMP production via the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R), while also recapitulating the action of PYY(3-36) to inhibit cAMP production via the neuropeptide Y2 receptor (NPY2R)...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kei-Ichi Nakashima, Keiichiro Iwao, Toshihiro Inoue, Akira Haga, Takayuki Tsutsumi, Miyuki Inoue Mochita, Tomokazu Fujimoto, Hidenobu Tanihara
Among candidate neuroprotective agents, adenosine is thought to be a possible treatment for central nervous system disorders. Adenosine elicits biological effects through four G protein-coupled receptors (A1 , A2A , A2B , and A3 ). The A2A and A2B receptors stimulate adenylyl cyclase (AC) and increase cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels, whereas A1 and A3 receptors inhibit AC and decrease cAMP levels. Several studies have investigated the effects of adenosine receptors (AdoRs) in glaucoma, because modulation of A1 , A2A , or A3 receptor regulates intraocular pressure...
February 24, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
Michael Camilleri
This is an editorial summarizing recent new developments in visceral analgesics. This promising field is important as a new approach to address abdominal pain with peripheral visceral analgesics is considered a key approach to addressing the current opioid crisis. Some of the novel compounds address peripheral pain mechanisms through modulation of opioid receptors through biased ligands, nociceptin/orphanin FQ opioid peptide (NOP) receptor or dual action on NOP and μ-opioid receptor, buprenorphine and morphiceptin analogs...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Chithra Devi Palani, Lalitha Ramanathapuram, Aroonwan Lam-Ubol, Zoya B Kurago
Patient treatment for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) not associated with Human papillomavirus remains problematic. OSCC microenvironment is typically inflamed and colonized by microorganisms, providing ligands for toll-like receptors (TLR). In immune cells TLR2 and TLR4 activate NF-kB and extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 pathways, leading to upregulation of inhibitory adenosine receptors A2a and A2b, and reduction in stimulatory A1 and A3. How TLR and adenosine receptors function in SCC cells is not understood...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Xiaosong Yi, Wei Wang, Qiufei Xie
Purinergic signaling regulates various biological processes through the activation of adenosine receptors (ARs) and P2 receptors. ATP induces the odontoblastic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) via P2 receptors. However, there is no information available about the roles of ARs in HDPC odontoblastic differentiation induced by ATP. Here, we found that HDPCs treated with ATP showed higher activity of ADORA1 (A1 R), ADORA2B (A2B R), and ADORA3 (A3 R). Inhibition of A1 R and A2B R attenuated ATP-induced odontoblastic differentiation of HDPCs, whereas activation of the two receptors enhanced the odontoblastic differentiation induced by ATP...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
György Haskó, Luca Antonioli, Bruce N Cronstein
The purine nucleoside adenosine is a present in most body fluids where it regulates a wide variety of physiologic and pharmacologic processes. Adenosine mediates its effects through activating 4 G protein-coupled receptors expressed on the cell membrane: A1, A2A, A2B, and A3. The adenosine receptors are widely distributed in the body, and tissues with high expression include immune tissues, cartilage, bone, heart, and brain. Here we review the source and metabolism of adenosine and the role of adenosine in regulating immunity and cartilage biology...
February 7, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
Yun Yi, Yulin Shen, Qin Wu, Jingan Rao, Shu Guan, Shenqiang Rao, Liping Huang, Mengxia Tan, Lingkun He, Lijuan Liu, Guodong Li, Shangdong Liang, Wei Xiong, Yun Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetes mellitus (DM) has become an increasingly epidemic metabolic disease. Vascular endothelial cells play a key role in developing the cardiovascular complications of DM. The A2B receptor is expressed in vascular endothelial cells, and may help regulate the function of endothelial cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of oxymatrine (OMT) on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) from high glucose-induced cytotoxicity. METHODS: Homology modeling and molecular docking analysis were used to detect the binding sites between the adenosine A2B receptor and OMT...
January 25, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Azam Mohamadi, Mahmoud Aghaei, Mojtaba Panjehpour
Estrogen is a steroid hormone that plays a key role in the development and regulation of reproductive system. It has been shown that estrogen is related to breast cancer development through binding to its receptors. In order to uncover the estrogen effects on adenosine receptor expression, estrogen-positive MCF-7 cells were used to treat with agonist and antagonist of estrogen and then the mRNA expression of adenosine receptor subtypes were evaluated. Estrogen-positive MCF-7 cells were treated with various concentrations of 17β estradiol (E2) as an estrogen agonist, and ICI 182,780 as an estrogen antagonist...
February 2018: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tomasz Przybyła, Monika Sakowicz-Burkiewicz, Tadeusz Pawełczyk
Adenosine and adenosine triphosphate are involved in purinergic signaling which plays an important role in control of the immune system. Much data have been obtained regarding impact of purinergic signaling on dendritic cells, macrophages, monocytes and T lymphocytes, however less attention has been paid to purinergic regulation of B cells. This review summarizes present knowledge on ATP- and Ado-dependent signaling in B lymphocytes. Human B cells have been shown to express A1-AR, A2A-AR, A2B-AR and A3-AR and each subtype of P2 receptors...
January 23, 2018: Acta Biochimica Polonica
Navina Panneerselvan, Malathi Ragunathan
Hypoxia is known to be a major player during pathological angiogenesis and adenosine as a negative feedback signaling to maintain oxygen delivery in pathological ischemic condition. We mimicked hypoxic condition and studied angiogenesis by inducing adenosine receptors using forskolin, a plant compound and NECA analogue of adenosine using zebrafish model. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to play a key role during pathological angiogenesis and regulated by the factors HIF1a under hypoxic condition and recently Notch is proposed to play a negative feedback loop mechanism along with VEGF signaling but the role of adenosine receptor during the process is not known...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Sarawuth Phosri, Kwanchai Bunrukchai, Warisara Parichatikanond, Vilasinee H Sato, Supachoke Mangmool
Angiotensin II (Ang II) plays an important role on the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis. Prolong and overstimulation of angiotensin II type 1 receptor with Ang II-induced collagen synthesis and myofibroblast differentiation in cardiac fibroblasts, leading to cardiac fibrosis. Although adenosine and its analogues are known to have cardioprotective effects, the mechanistic by which adenosine A2 receptors (A2Rs) inhibit Ang II-induced cardiac fibrosis is not clearly understood. In the present study, we examined the effects of exogenous adenosine and endogenous adenosine on Ang II-induced collagen and myofibroblast differentiation determined by α-smooth muscle action (α-SMA) overexpression and their underlying signal transduction...
January 10, 2018: Purinergic Signalling
Jaden S Lee, Özlem Yilmaz
Ectonucleotidases CD39 and CD73, specific nucleotide metabolizing enzymes located on the surface of the host, can convert a pro-inflammatory environment driven by a danger molecule extracellular-ATP to an adenosine-mediated anti-inflammatory milieu. Accordingly, CD39/CD73 signaling have has strongly implicated in modulating the intensity, duration, and composition of purinergic danger signals delivered to host. Recent studies have eluted potential roles for CD39 and CD73 in selective triggering of a variety of host immune cells and molecules in the presence of pathogenic microorganisms or microbial virulence molecules...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Stefania Gessi, Serena Bencivenni, Enrica Battistello, Fabrizio Vincenzi, Vittoria Colotta, Daniela Catarzi, Flavia Varano, Stefania Merighi, Pier Andrea Borea, Katia Varani
Several evidences indicate that the ubiquitous nucleoside adenosine, acting through A1, A2A, A2B, and A3 receptor (AR) subtypes, plays crucial roles in tumor development. Adenosine has contrasting effects on cell proliferation depending on the engagement of different receptor subtypes in various tumors. The involvement of A2AARs in human A375 melanoma, as well as in human A549 lung and rat MRMT1 breast carcinoma proliferation has been evaluated in view of the availability of a novel A2AAR antagonist, with high affinity and selectivity, named as 2-(2-furanyl)-N5-(2-methoxybenzyl)[1,3]thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidine-5,7-diammine (TP455)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Zhan-Guo Gao, Asuka Inoue, Kenneth A Jacobson
A2B adenosine receptor (A2B AR) activation induces Gs-dependent cyclic AMP accumulation. However, A2B AR G protein-coupling to other signaling events, e.g. ERK1/2 and calcium, is not well documented. We explored Gi, Gq/11 and Gs coupling in 1321 N1 astrocytoma, HEK293, and T24 bladder cancer cells endogenously expressing human A2B AR, using NECA or nonnucleoside BAY60-6583 as agonist, selective Gi, Gs and Gq/11 blockers, and CRISPR/Cas9-based Gq- and Gs-null HEK293 cells. In HEK293 cells, A2B AR-mediated ERK1/2 activity occurred via both Gi and Gs, but not Gq/11...
December 7, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
Seyyed Mehdi Jafari, Hamid Reza Joshaghani, Mojtaba Panjehpour, Mahmoud Aghaei
PURPOSE: It has been reported that cancer stem cells (CSCs) may play a crucial role in the development, recurrence and metastasis of breast cancer. Targeting signaling pathways in CSCs is considered to be a promising strategy for the treatment of cancer. Here, we investigated the role of the A2B adenosine receptor (A2BAR) and its associated signaling pathways in governing the proliferation and viability of breast cancer cell line derived CSCs. METHODS: CSCs were isolated from the breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 using a mammosphere assay...
February 2018: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
Willem Jespers, Anke C Schiedel, Laura H Heitman, Robert M Cooke, Lisa Kleene, Gerard J P van Westen, David E Gloriam, Christa E Müller, Eddy Sotelo, Hugo Gutiérrez-de-Terán
The four adenosine receptors (ARs), A1 , A2A , A2B , and A3 , constitute a subfamily of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) with exceptional foundations for structure-based ligand design. The vast amount of mutagenesis data, accumulated in the literature since the 1990s, has been recently supplemented with structural information, currently consisting of several inactive and active structures of the A2A and inactive conformations of the A1 ARs. We provide the first integrated view of the pharmacological, biochemical, and structural data available for this receptor family, by mapping onto the relevant crystal structures all site-directed mutagenesis data, curated and deposited at the GPCR database (available through http://www...
January 2018: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
Vinicius F Carvalho, Tatiana P T Ferreira, Ana C S de Arantes, François Noël, Roberta Tesch, Carlos M R Sant'Anna, Eliezer J L Barreiro, Carlos A M Fraga, Patrícia M Rodrigues E Silva, Marco A Martins
Silicosis is a lethal fibro-granulomatous pulmonary disease highly prevalent in developing countries, for which no proper therapy is available. Among a small series of N -acylhydrazones, the safrole-derived compound LASSBio-897 (3-thienylidene-3, 4-methylenedioxybenzoylhydrazide) raised interest due to its ability to bind to the adenosine A2A receptor. Here, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic potential of LASSBio-897, exploring translation to a mouse model of silicosis and the A2A receptor as a site of action...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Willem Jespers, Ana Oliveira, Rubén Prieto-Díaz, María Majellaro, Johan Åqvist, Eddy Sotelo, Hugo Gutiérrez-de-Terán
The four receptors that signal for adenosine, A₁, A2A, A2B and A₃ ARs, belong to the superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). They mediate a number of (patho)physiological functions and have attracted the interest of the biopharmaceutical sector for decades as potential drug targets. The many crystal structures of the A2A, and lately the A₁ ARs, allow for the use of advanced computational, structure-based ligand design methodologies. Over the last decade, we have assessed the efficient synthesis of novel ligands specifically addressed to each of the four ARs...
November 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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