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Effects of thromboxane A2 synthetase inhibitor (CV-4151) on reperfused skeletal muscle in rats.

To clarify the role of thromboxane A2 synthetase inhibitor (CV-4151) in the ischemia-reperfusion injury, the effect of CV-4151 was investigated in the gastrocnemius muscles of female Lewis rats. All tissues except femoral vessels were transected at the midthigh level and 4 h of ischemia was induced by vascular clamping of the femoral artery and vein, followed by 1 h of reperfusion. The sham group (n = 8) underwent the operation without ischemia-reperfusion; the control group (n = 8) with ischemia-reperfusion, and the CV-4151 group (n = 8) was pretreated with CV-4151 20 mg/kg. Skeletal muscle blood flow was measured by a hydrogen gas clearance method; the blood flow restored fully in the CV-4151 group, while it remained significantly low in the control group after 1 h of reperfusion (p < 0.05). Tissue levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and creatine phosphate (PCR) were measured after 1 h of reperfusion; ATP decreased to 25% of nonischemic values in the control group. In contrast, premedication with CV-4151 significantly improved the recovery of ATP (p < 0.01). PCR showed the same tendency as ATP; CV-4151 also improved the recovery of PCR significantly (p < 0.05), but CV-4151 did not prevent the production of lipid peroxides. Serum thromboxane B2 was determined by radioimmunoassay; in the sham and the CV-4151 group the level was significantly lower than in the control group (p < 0.05). was significantly lower than in the control group (p < 0.05).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


  1. Effects of thromboxane A2 synthetase inhibitor (CV-4151) on reperfused skeletal muscle in rats. Sasaki, Y., Ishiguro, N., Miura, T. European surgical research. Europäische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales européennes. (1994) [Pubmed]
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