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Pharmacology of the pyrroloimidazole, SK&F 105809--II. Antiinflammatory activity and inhibition of mediator production in vivo.

SK&F 105809 [2-(4-methylsulfinylphenyl)-3-(4-pyridyl)- 6,7-dihydro-[5H]-pyrrolo[1,2,a] imidazole] demonstrated unique antiinflammatory activities in murine models that are resistant to selective cyclooxygenase (CO) inhibitors. Both edema and inflammatory cell infiltration induced by the topical application of arachidonic acid to the mouse ear were decreased by SK&F 105809 (ED50 values of 44 mg/kg, p.o.). Polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) infiltration following the intraperitoneal injection of either monosodium urate crystal or carrageenan was inhibited with ED50 values of 64 and 72 mg/kg, p.o., respectively. These inflammatory responses were unaffected by the selective cyclooxygenase inhibitor naproxen. SK&F 105809 also inhibited leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and prostaglandin E2 production in vivo in arachidonic acid-induced inflammatory exudates (ED50 values of 41 and 15 mg/kg, p.o., respectively). The inhibition of LTB4 production preceded the inhibition of PMN infiltration. The impact of inhibition of both 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) and CO was seen with platelet-activating factor-induced vascular permeability which was inhibited markedly by SK&F 105809. However, the 5-LO inhibitor, phenidone, only strongly inhibited when coadministered with the selective CO inhibitor, indomethacin. In spite of a short half-life (14-18 min) for both SK&F 105809 and the active metabolite SK&F 105561 [2-(4- methylthiophenyl)-3-(4-pyridyl)-6,7-dihydro-[5H]-pyrrolo[1,2-a] imidazole], the pharmacological activity lasted at least 1.5 hr. The biochemical evidence of inhibition of interleukin-1 (IL-1) production and 5-LO and CO activity, in vitro, by the metabolite (SK&F 105561) seen in the companion paper (Marshall PJ, Griswold DE, Breton J. Webb EF, Hillegass LM, Sarau HM, Newton J Jr, Lee JC, Bender PE and Hanna N, Pharmacology of the pyrroloimidazole, SK&F 105809--I. Inhibition of inflammatory cytokine production and of 5-lipoxygenase- and cyclooxygenase-mediated metabolism of arachidonic acid. Biochem Pharmacol 42: 813-824, 1991) and inhibition of the fluid and cellular phases of the inflammatory response, in vivo, by SK&F 105809 suggest that this compound possesses a unique profile of activity.[1]


  1. Pharmacology of the pyrroloimidazole, SK&F 105809--II. Antiinflammatory activity and inhibition of mediator production in vivo. Griswold, D.E., Marshall, P.J., Lee, J.C., Webb, E.F., Hillegass, L.M., Wartell, J., Newton, J., Hanna, N. Biochem. Pharmacol. (1991) [Pubmed]
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