According to the new study, PET imaging with F-18-8-cyclopentyl-3-(3-fluoropropyl)-1-propylxanthine (F-18-CPFPX) shows that repeated intake of caffeinated beverages throughout a day results in up to 50 percent occupancy of the brain's A1 adenosine receptors.
What does A stand for?
A stands for Adenosine
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
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See other definitions of A
- Ace (used on playing cards)
- Add(ed) (action code)
- Adenine (one of four DNA building blocks)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Adenosine acts as a local anesthetic to slow pain messages to the brain, she says.
Researchers found adenosine is active in tissues affected by acupuncture, the ancient Chinese treatment that involves inserting needles into the body.
A denosine is a sleep-promoting molecule, and the brain's level of adenosine normally decreases during sleep and increases during periods of wakefulness.
Certain aspects of methotrexate toxicities are also attributed to adenosine release.
SUMMARY The aim of this bench study was to investigate whether adenosine influences secretion of interleukin-10 (IL-10) in human whole blood culture stimulated with lipopolysaccharide.
Adenosine Therapeutics, LLC (Charlottesville, VA) signed agreements with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to license potentially important technology in the cardiac, cancer and vaccine fields.