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Role and Function of Adenosine and its Receptors in Inflammation, Neuroinflammation, IBS, Autoimmune Inflammatory Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis

[ Vol. 25 , Issue. 26 ]


Ashok K. Shakya*, Rajashri R. Naik, Ihab M. ALMASRI and Avneet Kaur   Pages 2875 - 2891 ( 17 )


The physiological effects of endogenous adenosine on various organ systems are very complex and numerous which are elicited upon activation of any of the four G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) denoted as A1, A2A, A2B and A3 adenosine receptors (ARs). Several fused heterocyclic and non-xanthine derivatives are reported as a possible target for these receptors due to physiological problems and lack of selectivity of xanthine derivatives. In the present review, we have discussed the development of various new chemical entities as a target for these receptors. In addition, compounds acting on adenosine receptors can be utilized in treating diseases like inflammation, neuroinflammation, autoimmune and related diseases.


A1, A2A, A2B and A3, adenosine receptors, GPCR, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, neuroinflammation.


Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Design and Drug Metabolism, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al- Ahliyya Amman University, PO Box 263, Amman 19328, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman 19328, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Azhar University Gaza, Gaza Strip, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR), Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Pushp Vihar, Sector-3, New Delhi-110017

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