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Attention for Chapter 98: Structure, Pharmacology and Roles in Physiology of the P2Y 12 Receptor
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Chapter title
Structure, Pharmacology and Roles in Physiology of the P2Y 12 Receptor
Chapter number 98
Book title
Protein Reviews
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/5584_2017_98
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-81-107610-7, 978-9-81-107611-4

Ivar von Kügelgen, von Kügelgen, Ivar


P2Y receptors are G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) for extracellular nucleotides. The platelet ADP-receptor which has been denominated P2Y12 receptor is an important target in pharmacotherapy. The receptor couples to Gαi2 mediating an inhibition of cyclic AMP accumulation and additional downstream events including the activation of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase and Rap1b proteins. The nucleoside analogue ticagrelor and active metabolites of the thienopyridine compounds ticlopidine, clopidogrel and prasugrel block P2Y12 receptors and, thereby, inhibit ADP-induced platelet aggregation. These drugs are used for the prevention and therapy of cardiovascular events such as acute coronary syndromes or stroke. The recently published three-dimensional crystal structures of the human P2Y12 receptor in complex with agonists and antagonists will facilitate the development of novel therapeutic agents with reduced adverse effects. P2Y12 receptors are also expressed on vascular smooth muscle cells and may be involved in the pathophysiology of atherogenesis. P2Y12 receptors on microglial cells operate as sensors for adenine nucleotides released during brain injury. A recent study indicated the involvement of microglial P2Y12 receptors in the activity-dependent neuronal plasticity. Interestingly, there is evidence for changes in P2Y12 receptor expression in CNS pathologies including Alzheimer's diseases and multiple sclerosis. P2Y12 receptors may also be involved in systemic immune modulating responses and the susceptibility to develop bronchial asthma.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 17%
Other 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Lecturer 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 10 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 9 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 November 2018.
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