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Uptake of ATP by Tissues

  • Irshad H. Chaudry
  • Mark G. Clemens
  • Arthur E. Baue
Part of the Satellite Symposia of the IUPHAR 9th International Congress of Pharmacology book series (SSNIC)


Despite the abundance of evidence indicating that ATP is taken up by cells, the notion that ATP cannot cross the cell plasma membrane has tended to prevail. This article reviews this issue and summarizes the work of several investigators concerning ATP uptake by tissues. The evidence presented by various investigators clearly indicates that ATP can enter or cross the cell plasma membrane and suggests that this might be a carrier-mediated process.


Hemorrhagic Shock Adenosine Triphosphate Intracellular Distribution Cell Plasma Membrane Squid Giant Axon 
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  • Mark G. Clemens
  • Arthur E. Baue

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