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Purinergic Signalling

Purinergic Signalling

The Official Journal of the International Purine Club

Editor-in-Chief: Geoffrey Burnstock

ISSN: 1573-9538 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-9546 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11302

Prof. G. Burnstock, Autonomic Neuroscience Institute, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK

Associate Editors

Molecular Biology of Purinergic Receptors
Jonathan A. Dranoff, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, AR, USA
Jean-Marie Boeynaems, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Simon Robson, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

Herbert Zimmermann, J.W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany 

Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology
Ad IJzerman, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Kenneth A. Jacobson, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Pathophysiology & Clinical Implications
Michael Jarvis, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA

Development & Regeneration
Kazuhide Inoue, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Physiological Roles
Timothy R Arnett, University College London, UK
Peter Illes, University of Leipzig, Germany
Vera Ralevic, University of Nottingham, UK
Jean Sévigny, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium 
Francesco Di Virgilio, University of Ferrara, Italy
James S. Wiley, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Maria Abbracchio, University of Milan, Italy
Nicholas Dale, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Editorial Board
Jolanta Baranska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; Luiz Belardinelli, Gilead, Palo Alto, CA, USA; Max Bennett, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia; Michael Blackburn, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA; Stefan Boehm, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Pier Borea, University of Ferrara, Italy; Richard C. Boucher, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Jose Boyer, Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc., Durham, NC, USA; Gloria Cristalli, University of Camerino, Italy; Bruce Cronstein, NYU School of Medicine, NY, USA; Rodrigo Cunha, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Jeff Dixon, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada; George Dubyak, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA; David Erlinge, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden; Anthony Ford, Roche Palo Alto LLC, Palo Alto, CA, USA; Samuel J. Fountain, University of East Anglia, UK; John Fozard, Novartis Pharma Ltd., Basel, Switzerland; Christian Gachet, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France; Alison Gartland, University of Sheffield, UK; Ken Harden, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Stephen Holgate, General Hospital Southampton, UK; Gary Housley, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Pablo Huidobro-Toro, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile; Paul Insel, University of California San Diego, CA, USACharles Kennedy, University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde, UK; Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Yong-Chul Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology, Korea; Oleg Krishtal, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine; Eduardo Lazarowski, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Joel Linden, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA; Maria Teresa Miras-Portugal, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; Christa Müller, University of Bonn, Germany; Joseph T. Neary, University of Miami, FL, USA; Yasunobu Okada, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan; Jesus Pintor, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; Alex Ribeiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal; Michael W. Salter, University of Toronto, OT, Canada; Jana Sawynok, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Ana Sebastão, University of Lisbon, Portugal; Eugene Silinsky, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA; Michail Sitkovsky, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA; Beata Sperlagh, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; Randy Sprague, Saint Louis University, MO, USA; Annmarie Surprenant, University of Sheffield, UK; Henning Ulrich, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil; Alex Verkhratsky, University of Manchester, UK ; Mark Voigt, Saint Louis University, MO, USA; Cinzia Volonte, Fondazione Santa Lucia/CNR, Rome, Italy; Gary Weisman, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA; Gennady Yegutkin, Turku University, Finland; Ben Yerxa,  Inspire, Durham, NC, USA.



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    Nucleotides and nucleosides are primitive biological molecules that were utilized early in evolution both as intracellular energy sources and as extracellular signalling molecules. ATP was first identified as a neurotransmitter and later as a co-transmitter with all the established neurotransmitters in both peripheral and central nervous systems. Four subtypes of P1 (adenosine) receptors have been identified and, since the ion channel and G protein-coupled families of nucleotide (P2) receptors were cloned in the early 1990’s, there is clear evidence for the widespread distribution of over 18 subtypes in neuronal and non-neuronal cells, including glial, immune, bone, muscle, endothelial, epithelial and endocrine cells.

    There is both short-term purinergic signalling in transmission and secretion and long-term (trophic) signalling in controlling cell proliferation, differentiation, motility and death in development and regeneration and there is increasing interest in the roles of purines and pyrimidines in pathophysiological conditions and their therapeutic potential in disease. At the molecular level, rapid progress has been made in understanding the mechanisms of nucleotide and nucleoside release, their extracellular metabolism, the intracellular signalling cascades elicited by receptor activation and the cross-talk with other essential signalling pathways.

    The rapidly growing interest in purinergic signalling with its exceptionally wide spectrum of signalling functions in health and disease makes the launching of a new journal devoted to purinergic signalling attractive and timely.

    Purinergic Signalling publishes:
    Original Research Articles, Short Communicatons, Reviews, Commentaries, ’Hot’ Topics and Controversies, as well as Meeting Reports and Book Reviews.

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