Adenosine is involved in the modulation of enteric neuromuscular functions, operating a fine tuning of smooth muscle contractility, peristaltic reflex and transit. In this issue of the BJP, Zizzo et al. report novel findings on the expression of adenosine receptors in mouse duodenum, extending our knowledge of their involvement in the control of spontaneous and neurogenic intestinal motility. In this study, particular attention was paid to the differential activation of adenosine receptors, as a result of their interplay with regulatory systems, modulating the availability of endogenous adenosine in a compartmentalised manner. This evidence will contribute to the holistic evaluation of the role played by adenosine in the regulation of intestinal motility, in accordance with the novel concept of the enteric 'purinome'. This commentary discusses the role of the 'purinome' in the modulation of enteric neuromuscular activity, pointing out its involvement in the intestinal neuroplasticity associated with bowel dysmotility.
|Autori:||ANTONIOLI L.; FORNAI M.; COLUCCI R.; TUCCORI M.; BLANDIZZI C|
|Titolo:||A holistic view of adenosine pathways in the control of intestinal neuromuscular functions: the enteric purinome concept|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01529.x.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|