volume 9, issue 9, P1263-1278 2017
DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201607066
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Abstract: AbstractThe nucleoside adenosine is a potent regulator of vascular homeostasis, but it remains unclear how expression or function of the adenosine‐metabolizing enzyme adenosine kinase (ADK) and the intracellular adenosine levels influence angiogenesis. We show here that hypoxia lowered the expression of ADK and increased the levels of intracellular adenosine in human endothelial cells. Knockdown (KD) of ADK elevated intracellular adenosine, promoted proliferation, migration, and angiogenic sprouting in human e…

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