Purines pp 57-66 | Cite as

Actions of Purines in Autonomic Ganglia

  • Takashi Akasu
  • Patricia Shinnick-Gallagher
  • Joel P. Gallagher
Part of the Satellite Symposia of the IUPHAR 9th International Congress of Pharmacology book series (SSNIC)


A variety of effects of adenosine and its related nucleotides have been reported and a possible physiological role for purines as a neurotransmitter or neuromodulator has been postulated in central and peripheral nervous system (Phillis and Wu, 1981; Stone, 1981; Burnstock, 1981).


Ganglion Cell Nicotinic Receptor Sympathetic Ganglion Autonomic Neurone Parasympathetic Neurone 
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  • Takashi Akasu
  • Patricia Shinnick-Gallagher
  • Joel P. Gallagher

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