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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 28, 2009; 15(36): 4491-4498
Published online Sep 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.4491
Figure 1
Figure 1 Pathways and roles of adenosine. Absorbed and de novo synthesized adenosine delivered to extracellular space. Adenosine binds to A2aR of immune cells and activates signaling pathways to inhibit the production of inflammatory mediators. A: Adenosine; APM: Apical membrane; BLM: Basolateral membrane; CNT: Concentrative nucleoside transporter; ENT: Equilibrative nucleoside transporter.