Representative Recent Publications:

An updated (every 3-6 months) list of publications can be found in: 

Highlights of Ravid’s lab contribution to the field of polyploidy in context of platelets and vascular function, podcasted in a Science editorial interview article (Science vol 343 14, Feb 2014, page 725):

Press Releases: 

Adenosine Signaling Promotes Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell Emergence (


Blood Cover, Volume 116, Number 12, sep 2010.

Selected Reviews:

G protein-coupled receptors and adipogenesis: a focus on adenosine receptors. Eisenstein A, Ravid K. J Cell Physiol. 2014 Apr;229(4):414-21. doi: 10.1002/jcp.24473. Review.

Regulation of atherosclerosis and associated risk factors by adenosine and adenosine receptors. Koupenova M, Johnston-Cox H, Ravid K. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2012 Oct;14(5):460-8. doi: 10.1007/s11883-012-0263-y.

A2 adenosine receptors and vascular pathologies. Johnston-Cox HA, Koupenova M, Ravid K. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Apr;32(4):870-8. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.246181. Review.

Megakaryocyte pathology and bone marrow fibrosis: the lysyl oxidase connection. Papadantonakis N, Matsuura S, Ravid K. Blood. 2012 Aug 30;120(9):1774-81. doi: 10.1182/blood-2012-02-402594. Epub 2012 Jul 5. Review.

Oxidases and reactive oxygen species during hematopoiesis: A focus on megakaryocytes. Eliades A, Matsuura S, Ravid K. J Cell Physiol. 2012 Fab 13. doi: 10.1002/jcp.24071.

Adenosine and Blood Platelets. Johnston-Cox H and Ravid K. Purinergic Signalling. 2011 Sept;7(3):357-65.

Physiological Implications of Adenosine Receptor-Mediated Platelet Aggregation. Johnston-Cox H, Yang D, Ravid K. J Cell Physiol. 2011 Jan;226(1):46-51.

Mechanisms of induction of adenosine receptor genes and its functional significance. St Hilaire C, Carroll SH, Chen H, Ravid K. J Cell Physiol. 2009 Jan;218(1):35-44. Review. PMID: 18767039 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Vascular smooth muscle cell polyploidy: an adaptive or maladaptive response? McCrann DJ, Nguyen HG, Jones MR, Ravid K. J Cell Physiol. 2008 Jun;215(3):588-92. Review. PMID: 18181174 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Tetraploidy/aneuploidy and stem cells in cancer promotion: The role of chromosome passenger proteins. Nguyen HG, Ravid K. J Cell Physiol. 2006 Jul;208(1):12-22. Review. PMID: 16331679 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Animal models for the study of adenosine receptor function. Yaar R, Jones MR, Chen JF, Ravid K. J Cell Physiol. 2005 Jan;202(1):9-20. Review. PMID: 15389588 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Role of apoptotic processes in platelet biogenesis. Kaluzhny Y, Ravid K. Acta Haematol. 2004;111(1-2):67-77. Review. PMID: 14646346 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Roads to polyploidy: the megakaryocyte example. Ravid K, Lu J, Zimmet JM, Jones MR. J Cell Physiol. 2002 Jan;190(1):7-20. Review. PMID: 11807806 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Polyploidy: occurrence in nature, mechanisms, and significance for the megakaryocyte-platelet system. Zimmet J, Ravid K. Exp Hematol. 2000 Jan;28(1):3-16. Review. PMID: 10658672 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]



May 16, 2015
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of BU School of Medicine