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Chapter title
Introduction to the Special Issue on Purinergic Receptors
Chapter number 12
Book title
Protein Reviews
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/5584_2017_12
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-81-107610-7, 978-9-81-107611-4

Geoffrey Burnstock


In this Introduction to the series of papers that follow about purinergic receptors, there is a brief history of the discovery of purinergic signalling, the identity of purinoceptors and the current recognition of P1, P2X and P2Y subtypes. An account of key functions mediated by purinoceptors follows, including examples of both short-term and long-term (trophic) signalling and a table showing the selective agonists and antagonists for the purinoceptor subtypes. References to evolution and roles of purinoceptors in pathological conditions are also presented.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 29%
Student > Bachelor 4 24%
Student > Postgraduate 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Professor 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 3 18%