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Leukotriene D4 receptor antagonism reduces airway hyperresponsiveness in monkeys.

Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and pulmonary inflammation are observations that are consistently associated with asthma and also occur in a well-characterized monkey model of asthma. The following study was performed to determine whether treatment with an LTD4 receptor antagonist, ICI 198,615, could attenuate antigen-induced pulmonary inflammation and AHR in monkeys using the following protocol. On day 0, the PC200 (the concentration of methacholine (MCh) that doubled respiratory system resistance, Rrs) was determined in 6 male, atopic, cynomolgus monkeys, previously characterized in historical control trials (Control #1) as airway hyperresponsive. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was then performed to determine total and differential leukocyte counts. On days 3, 5 and 7, each monkey received 10 mg/kg ICI 198,615 (im) 30 min prior to Ascaris suum (Ag) aerosol exposures which doubled Rrs. On day 10, the post-Ag PC200 to MCh was determined and BAL was repeated. Five weeks after this trial was complete, a bracketing control trial (Control #2) was performed in which the monkeys were administered vehicle prior to each Ag exposure. In comparison to the response in both control trials, treatment with the LTD4 antagonist significantly (P < 0.05) inhibited the development of AHR and also significantly reduced (P < 0.05) peripheral blood lymphocyte counts after Ag challenge. Treatment with ICI 198,615 reduced the Ag-induced increase in BAL eosinophils, but statistical significance was obtained only when treated animals were compared to Control #1, not Control #2.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


  1. Leukotriene D4 receptor antagonism reduces airway hyperresponsiveness in monkeys. Turner, C.R., Smith, W.B., Andresen, C.J., Swindell, A.C., Watson, J.W. Pulmonary pharmacology. (1994) [Pubmed]
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