Journal article

Inhibition of leucotriene B4 synthesis by BW 755c does not reduce polymorphonuclear leucocyte (PMNL) accumulation induced by monosodium urate crystals.

MJ Forrest, V Zammit, PM Brooks

Ann Rheum Dis | Published : 1988


Monosodium urate (MSU) crystals induce an inflammatory response when injected into the rat subcutaneous air pouch, which is characterised by polymorphonuclear leucocyte (PMNL) accumulation and plasma leakage. The arachidonic acid metabolites leucotriene B4 (LTB4), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), 6-oxo-prostaglandin F1 alpha, (6-oxo-PGF1 alpha), and thromboxane B2 (TXB2) are found in increased concentrations in MSU induced exudates compared with animals injected with phosphate buffered saline (PBS). Pretreatment of animals with BW 755c significantly reduced the concentration of both lipoxygenase and cyclo-oxygenase derived arachidonic acid metabolites. Although BW 755c reduced MSU crystal induced pl..

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