Accession Number : ADA239820
Title : Proceedings of Biological Actions of Extracellular ATP Conference Held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 27-19 November 1990. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Volume 603)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES NY
Personal Author(s) : Dubyak, George R ; Fedan, Jeffrey S
Report Date : 16 Dec 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 557
Abstract : Surprise is the reaction often encountered when a biological researcher first learns that ATP, the 'energy currency of the cell', triggers responses after the nucleotide is added to a cell's exterior. The conference was held because the subject of the biological actions of extracellular ATP had never before been treated as such. At many purine nucleoside nucleotide meetings over the years, ATP was overshadowed by adenosine, primarily because adenosine research is a vast area in and of itself. This conference was held to bring together investigators who have been studying various aspects of extracellular ATP, and doing so in very diverse biological systems. The general plan of the program was to simulate discussion and to disseminate information about ATP structure and chemistry, storage and release, metabolism, and transductive effects involving specific receptors in a wide range of cell types.
Descriptors : *BIOLOGY , *SYMPOSIA , *NUCLEOSIDES , RESPONSE , RANGE(EXTREMES) , MONEY , TRIGGER CIRCUITS , NUCLEOTIDES , PURINES , CHEMISTRY , METABOLISM , CELLS , STORAGE
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE