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A neurokinin 1-receptor antagonist improves exercise-induced airway narrowing in asthmatic patients.

Recent reports suggest the involvement of vascular phenomena in exercise-induced asthma. Sensory neuropeptides, such as substance P (SP), which causes airway vascular dilatation and plasma leakage, have been demonstrated to play a role in hyperpnea-induced airway narrowing in animal studies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the importance of tachykinins in exercise-induced airway narrowing in patients with asthma using a selective neurokinin 1-receptor (NK1-receptor) antagonist, FK-888. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial, nine subjects with stable asthma were given FK-888 (2.5 mg) or placebo by inhalation 20 min before each exercise at a level previously demonstrated to cause a fall of at least 40% in specific airway conduction (SGaw). Inhalation of FK-888 had no significant effect on baseline SGaw. While the recovery from exercise-induced airway narrowing was significantly faster after treatment with FK-888 the area under the curve for SGaw during the 50 min after exercise was significantly reduced (p<0.05) and the time taken for the SGaw to recover to within 65% of baseline after exercise was also significantly shorter with FK-888 than the placebo (p<0.05). However, treatment with FK-888 did not significantly attenuate the maximal fall in SGaw. These results suggest that NK1-receptor-mediated mechanisms are involved in the recovery phase of exercise-induced airway narrowing. The possible mechanisms of these phenomena are discussed.[1]


  1. A neurokinin 1-receptor antagonist improves exercise-induced airway narrowing in asthmatic patients. Ichinose, M., Miura, M., Yamauchi, H., Kageyama, N., Tomaki, M., Oyake, T., Ohuchi, Y., Hida, W., Miki, H., Tamura, G., Shirato, K. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. (1996) [Pubmed]
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