Adenosine A(1), A(2a), A(2b), and A(3) receptors in hematopoiesis. 1. Expression of receptor mRNA in four mouse hematopoietic precursor cells

Physiol Res. 2010;59(1):133-137. doi: 10.33549/physiolres.931723. Epub 2009 Feb 27.


Four mouse bone marrow or thymus cell populations, namely granulopoietic/monocytopoietic, erythropoietic, B-lymphopoietic, and T-lymphopoietic precursor cells have been assayed by RT-PCR technique for the presence and relative amounts of adenosine A(1), A(2a), A(2b), and A(3) receptor mRNA. It has been found that (i) all four populations studied express all four adenosine receptor subtypes, (ii) the A(1), receptor is the least expressed in all populations studied, (iii) the A(3) receptor is markedly expressed in the populations of granulopoietic/monocytopoietic and erythropoietic cells, (iv) the A(2a) receptor is markedly expressed in the populations of B-lymphopoietic and T-lymphopoietic cells, and v) the A(2b) receptor does not predominate in any of the precursor cells studied. Our data offer a new possibility for the assessment of the readiness of these cells to respond, by receptor-mediated mechanisms, to adenosine or its analogs present in the tissues as a result of endogenous processes and/or following their administration.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Separation
  • Female
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Hematopoiesis* / genetics
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells / metabolism*
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism*
  • Receptor, Adenosine A1 / genetics
  • Receptor, Adenosine A2A / genetics
  • Receptor, Adenosine A2B / genetics
  • Receptor, Adenosine A3 / genetics
  • Receptors, Purinergic P1 / genetics*


  • RNA, Messenger
  • Receptor, Adenosine A1
  • Receptor, Adenosine A2A
  • Receptor, Adenosine A2B
  • Receptor, Adenosine A3
  • Receptors, Purinergic P1