Influence of NSAIDs and methotrexate on CD73 expression and glioma cell growth. (PubMed, Purinergic Signal)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the NSAIDs, naproxen, piroxicam, meloxicam, ibuprofen, sodium diclofenac, acetylsalicylic acid, nimesulide, and ketoprofen on CD73 expression in GBM and mononuclear cells...For analysis of the mechanism of action of MTX, GBM cells were treated with APCP (CD73 inhibitor), dipyridamole (inhibitor of adenosine uptake), ABT-702 (adenosine kinase enzyme inhibitor), or caffeine (P1 adenosine receptor antagonist), before treatment with MTX and AMP, in the presence or not of mononuclear cells. In summary, only MTX increased the expression of CD73 in GBM cells decreasing cells viability by mechanisms independent of the adenosinergic system. Further studies are needed to understand the role of MTX in the GBM microenvironment.