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Chapter title
P2Y 11 Receptors: Properties, Distribution and Functions
Chapter number 89
Book title
Protein Reviews
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/5584_2017_89
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-81-107610-7, 978-9-81-107611-4

Charles Kennedy


The P2Y11 receptor is a G protein-coupled receptor that is stimulated by endogenous purine nucleotides, particularly ATP. Amongst P2Y receptors it has several unique properties; (1) it is the only human P2Y receptor gene that contains an intron in the coding sequence; (2) the gene does not appear to be present in the rodent genome; (3) it couples to stimulation of both phospholipase C and adenylyl cyclase. Its absence in mice and rats, along with a limited range of selective pharmacological tools, has hampered the development of our knowledge and understanding of its properties and functions. Nonetheless, through a combination of careful use of the available tools, suppression of receptor expression using siRNA and genetic screening for SNPs, possible functions of native P2Y11 receptors have been identified in a variety of human cells and tissues. Many are in blood cells involved in inflammatory responses, consistent with extracellular ATP being a damage-associated signalling molecule in the immune system. Thus proposed potential therapeutic applications relate, in the main, to modulation of acute and chronic inflammatory responses.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 33%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Unknown 2 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 44%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 11%
Neuroscience 1 11%
Unknown 1 11%