Adenosine and its receptors as therapeutic targets: An overview

Saudi Pharm J. 2013 Jul;21(3):245-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jsps.2012.05.011. Epub 2012 Jun 23.


The main goal of the authors is to present an overview of adenosine and its receptors, which are G-protein coupled receptors. The four known adenosine receptor subtypes are discussed along with the therapeutic potential indicating that these receptors can serve as targets for various dreadful diseases.

Keywords: A1, A2A, A2B, A3 receptors; Adenosine; Purine ribonucleosides.