This study demonstrates that in in vivo models and patients with rheumatoid arthritis the effects of antiinflammatory drugs, specifically methotrexate and sulfasalzine, are due to their capacity to increase extracellular adenosine. The investigators have concluded that signal transduction of adenosine proceeds by a novel pathway. The lab was used for ELISA, oligonucleotide synthesis, PCR and recombinant DNA techniques.

Project Start
1997-12-01
Project End
1998-11-30
Budget Start
1997-10-01
Budget End
1998-09-30
Support Year
37
Fiscal Year
1998
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
New York University
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
New York
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
10016
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