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See detailPharmacology of the Thromboxane Receptor Antagonist and Thromboxane Synthase Inhibitor Bm-531
Dogné, J. M.; Rolin, S.; de Leval, X. et al

in Cardiovascular Drug Reviews (2001), 19(2, Summer), 87-96

BM-531 (N-tert-butyl-N'-[(2-cyclohexylamino-5-nitrobenzene)sulfonyl]urea), a torasemide derivative, is a novel noncarboxylic thromboxane receptor antagonist and thromboxane synthase inhibitor. Indeed, its ... [more ▼]

BM-531 (N-tert-butyl-N'-[(2-cyclohexylamino-5-nitrobenzene)sulfonyl]urea), a torasemide derivative, is a novel noncarboxylic thromboxane receptor antagonist and thromboxane synthase inhibitor. Indeed, its affinity for human washed platelet TXA2 receptors labeled with [3H]SQ-29548 (IC50 = 0.0078 microM) is higher than sulotroban (IC50 = 0.93 microM) and SQ-29548 (IC50 = 0.021 microM). Moreover, BM-531 is characterized by a potent antiaggregatory property. Indeed, on one hand, in human citrated platelet-rich plasma BM-531 prevents platelet aggregation induced by arachidonic acid (600 microM) (ED100 = 0.125 microM), U-46619, a stable TXA2 agonist (1 microM) (ED50 = 0.482 microM) or collagen (1 microgram/mL) (percentage of inhibition: 42.9% at 10 microM) and inhibits the second wave of ADP (2 microM)-induced aggregation. On the other hand, when BM-531 is incubated in whole blood from healthy donors, the closure time measured by the recently developed platelet function analyser (PFA-100) is significantly prolonged. In addition, at the concentrations of 10 and 1 microM, BM-531 totally prevents the production of TXB2 by human platelets activated by arachidonic acid. Finally, at 10 microM, BM-531 significantly prevents rat fundus contractions induced by U-46619 but not by prostacyclin. These results suggest that BM-531, which is devoid of the diuretic property of torasemide, can be regarded as a promising antiplatelet agent. [less ▲]

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See detailAnti-inflammatory effects of Centaurea cyanus (Asteraceae) flower-heads.
Garbacki, Nancy ULg; Gloaguen, Vincent; Damas, Jacques ULg et al

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See detailInhibition of Croton Oil-Induced Oedema in Mice Ear Skin by Capsular Polysaccharides from Cyanobacteria
Garbacki, Nancy ULg; Gloaguen, Vincent; Damas, Jacques ULg et al

in Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology (2000), 361(4), 460-4

The anti-inflammatory properties of hydrophilic extracts of the capsular polymers of twelve cyanobacterial strains belonging to the genera Phormidium and Nostoc from marine and terrestrial habitats were ... [more ▼]

The anti-inflammatory properties of hydrophilic extracts of the capsular polymers of twelve cyanobacterial strains belonging to the genera Phormidium and Nostoc from marine and terrestrial habitats were tested topically on croton oil-induced oedema in mice ear skin. The screening program identified several strains as producers of anti-inflammatory products (up to 56% inhibition of the oedema). The inhibition response was dose-dependent. The application of trichloroacetic acid-treated extracts reduced the oedema by about 60%. On the other hand, one of the strains enhanced the inflammatory response. Analysis of five of the extracts showed the presence of neutral sugars (from 34.3% to 47.1%, w/w), uronic acids (from 7.1% to 26.7%, w/w) and proteins (from 30.1% to 57.0%, w/w) in the crude polymer. Rhamnose, fucose, arabinose, xylose, mannose, glucose, galactose, galacturonic acid and glucuronic acid were detected as well as sulphate groups (from 9.6% to 21.5%, w/w of sugars). The main components found were glucose and mannose. [less ▲]

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See detailAnti-Inflammatory and Immunological Effects of Centaurea Cyanus Flower-Heads
Garbacki, Nancy ULg; Gloaguen, Vincent; Damas, Jacques ULg et al

in Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1999), 68(1-3), 235-41

Centaurea cyanus flower-heads are used in European phytotherapy for the treatment of minor ocular inflammations. Different pharmacological experiments (inhibition of carrageenan, zymosan and croton oil ... [more ▼]

Centaurea cyanus flower-heads are used in European phytotherapy for the treatment of minor ocular inflammations. Different pharmacological experiments (inhibition of carrageenan, zymosan and croton oil-induced oedemas, inhibition of plasma haemolytic activity, induction of anaphylatoxin activity) showed that polysaccharides extracted from C. cyanus flower-heads had anti-inflammatory properties and interfered with complement. Moreover, these polysaccharides were found to be mainly composed of galacturonic acid, arabinose, glucose, rhamnose and galactose. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of human anti-lipopolysaccharide immunoglobulins on tissue distribution and clearance of lipopolysaccharide in rats
Nys, Monique ULg; Damas, Jacques ULg; Damas, Pierre ULg et al

in Medical Microbiology & Immunology (1999), 188(2), 65-71

To examine the influence of passive immunization on the biological fate of injected lipopolysaccharide (LPS), we used a human IgG preparation (anti-LPS IgG) rich in antibodies to a large panel of smooth ... [more ▼]

To examine the influence of passive immunization on the biological fate of injected lipopolysaccharide (LPS), we used a human IgG preparation (anti-LPS IgG) rich in antibodies to a large panel of smooth and rough purified LPS extracts as well as a normal IgG preparation (standard IgG). Our approach was to compare the uptake of 125I-labeled LPS by the tissues of saline or IgG-treated rats. After intravenous injection, one fraction of 125I-labeled Escherichia coli O55:B5 LPS is rapidly taken up by tissues, while another fraction remained in the blood. Uptake of 125I-labeled LPS was principally observed into the liver and spleen. In rats treated prophylactically with standard IgG, these tissues accumulated significantly larger amount of LPS than the tissues of rats treated with anti-LPS IgG. Nevertheless, both IgG preparations increased the specific binding of LPS by the liver and spleen. High levels of homologous unlabeled LPS decreased the uptake of LPS by the liver, presumably by occupying tissue receptors, whereas in the presence of E. coli O127:B8 LPS, an increase of the uptake of 125I-labeled LPS by the liver and lungs was observed. The pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of LPS-IgG complexes pre-formed in vitro were compared. In the presence of standard IgG, a unexpected increase of the uptake of LPS by the tissues was recorded, whereas LPS-anti-LPS IgG complexes decreased the binding of 125I-labeled LPS to the tissues. On the other hand, the vascular effects induced by LPS did not appear to be modified in rats pretreated with either IgG preparation. In conclusion, although passive immunization against LPS slightly modified the uptake and clearance of LPS, neither in vitro nor in vivo formation of LPS-anti-LPS IgG complexes afforded a very significant protection against the toxic effects of LPS. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of the protective effects of hyperimmune immunoglobulins G and M against endotoxin in mice and rats
Nys, Monique ULg; Damas, Jacques ULg; Damas, Pierre ULg et al

in Medical Microbiology & Immunology (1999), 188(2), 55-64

We prepared solutions of human IgM and IgG to various lipopolysaccharide (LPS) species. These were then tested, along with solutions of non-LPS specific human IgG or IgM, for their ability to confer ... [more ▼]

We prepared solutions of human IgM and IgG to various lipopolysaccharide (LPS) species. These were then tested, along with solutions of non-LPS specific human IgG or IgM, for their ability to confer passive immunity against experimental endotoxemia in two animal models. The immunoglobulins were first tested for an effect on the lethality induced by seven different LPSs in actinomycin-D sensitized mice, or by three different bacteria in normal mice. When the immunoglobulins were administered 1 h before challenge, a small protective effect was observed. This protection was dependent upon both the anti-LPS agent, the chemical composition of the LPS, or the strain of gram-negative bacteria used for injection. The anti-LPS IgM and IgG preparations reduced the mortality induced by Escherichia coli but not by Serratia marcescens or Klebsiella pneumoniae, indicating protection by strain-specific antibodies. When the antibodies were preincubated with LPS or bacteria for 30 min before administration, almost complete protection was seen. The influence of these immunoglobulin preparations or of human albumin (as a control) on the hypotensive and vascular-permeabilizing effects of LPS in rats was then studied. A dose-dependent inhibitory effect was observed with IgG preparations and albumin. At 200 mg/kg, anti-LPS IgG reduced the effects of LPS, while at 400 mg/kg, both anti-LPS and normal IgG preparations showed protection, as did human albumin used at the same dose. The IgM-enriched preparation worsened the initial hypotensive phase after LPS, whereas the anti-LPS IgM significantly reduced the second phase of the hypotension, but only at the largest dose of 400 mg/kg. In this second model using the rat, a clear difference between the activity of IgG and IgM was thus observed. We conclude that pretreatment with human immunoglobulins from large plasma pools modestly, but significantly, attenuated the effects of murine and rat Gram-negative sepsis, but that protection was incomplete. Our results suggest that single regimen intervention strategies may not be sufficient to influence the course of the disease. [less ▲]

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See detailOxidation Sensitivity May Be a Useful Tool for the Detection of the Hematotoxic Potential of Newly Developed Molecules: Application to Antipsychotic Drugs
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Bruhwyler, J.; Petit, C. et al

in Archives of Biochemistry & Biophysics (1999), 370(1), 126-37

Some antipsychotic agents have been found to produce agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia. The oxidation phenomena and/or the formation of free radicals has been suggested to be causally related to various ... [more ▼]

Some antipsychotic agents have been found to produce agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia. The oxidation phenomena and/or the formation of free radicals has been suggested to be causally related to various hematological disorders, e.g., agranulocytosis. Using five experimental conditions, we tested the oxidative potential of compounds with and without a history of hematological side effects, e.g., agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia. A statistical analysis was undertaken for each experimental condition and a multivariate analysis combining all results was performed. Two peroxidase-induced free radical models did not successfully discriminate between drugs with and without a history of causing hematologic problems (<70%). The lipid peroxidation system provided even less satisfactory discrimination, with only 56.25% correct classification. However, an 87.5% correct classification was obtained when using the oxidation potentials of these drugs determined at pH 4.7 and at pH 7.4. A multivariate analysis taking into account the five variables provided 87.5% success in classification. The two clusters were better discriminated in terms of a "distance coefficient." In a second analysis, the putative antipsychotic pyridobenzodiazepine analogues (JL5, JL8, JL18, and JL25) were classified in the cluster of toxic compounds, while the oxa- and thiazepine analogues (JL2, JL3, and JL13) were classified as nontoxic compounds. On the other hand, a few metabolites of clozapine and fluperlapine were classified in the toxic compound group. The procedure described herein is, to our knowledge, the first which classifies molecules of different structures as well as different pharmacological profiles according to their hematotoxic potential. Such a procedure could be used to predict drug-induced hematological side effects. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Inflammatory Reaction Induced by Formalin in the Rat Paw
Damas, Jacques ULg; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg

in Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology (1999), 359(3), 220-7

The involvement of bradykinin and some other inflammatory mediators in formalin-induced oedema and plasma extravasation was examined. Formalin was injected in rat paws at two doses, 1.75% or 5%. The lower ... [more ▼]

The involvement of bradykinin and some other inflammatory mediators in formalin-induced oedema and plasma extravasation was examined. Formalin was injected in rat paws at two doses, 1.75% or 5%. The lower dose induced the development of an immediate oedema associated with a progressive accumulation of 125I-labelled albumin in the paws. These changes were suppressed by pretreatment with capsaicin or xylocaine. They were abolished by RP67580, a NK1 receptor antagonist, and increased by phosphoramidon or diprotin A. They were not affected by HOE140, a bradykinin B2 antagonist, captopril, methysergide, mepyramine, indomethacin, ketoprofen or L-N(G)-nitroarginine. The higher dose of formalin induced a swelling of the paws which took place in two phases associated with two periods of increase in vascular permeability. This oedema was reduced by pretreatment with capsaicin but not with xylocaine. It was reduced by RP67580 injected before or 30 min after formalin. It was inhibited by mepyramine, methysergide, indomethacin and NS-398, a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor. It was not modified by HOE140. Its development was similar in normal and kininogen-deficient rats. We concluded that formalin administered at a low dose induces an oedema which mainly results from a neurogenic inflammation mediated by neuropeptides such as substance P. At higher doses, formalin induces an oedema which mainly depends on the release of substance P, prostanoids, 5-hydroxytryptamine and histamine. Bradykinin plays no significant role in the vascular changes whereas this peptide has been reported to participate in the stimulation of nociceptive afferent neurons. This discrepancy could be explained by a difference in the threshold of stimulation of the nociceptive neurons and that of the cells of the vascular walls, or by a formation of kinins in close contact of the neurons. [less ▲]

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See detailA propos des relations entre inflammation et stress
Damas, Jacques ULg; Damas, Pierre ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1999), 54(9), 751-758

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See detailAnti-inflammatory properties of capsular polymers from blue-green algae.
Garbacki, Nancy ULg; Gloaguen, Vincent; Damas, Jacques ULg et al

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See detailComparative study of pirlindole, a selective RIMA, and its two enantiomers using biochemical and behavioural techniques.
Bruhwyler, J.; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Gerardy, J. et al

in Behavioural Pharmacology (1998), 9(8), 731-7

The interaction with monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) and B has been shown to be sensitive to the absolute configuration of molecules. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of the racemic ... [more ▼]

The interaction with monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) and B has been shown to be sensitive to the absolute configuration of molecules. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of the racemic pirlindole (a selective and reversible MAO-A inhibitor) and its two enantiomers using biochemical techniques (in vitro and ex vivo determination of rat brain MAO-A and MAO-B activity) and behavioural models (forced swimming test and reserpine-induced hypothermia and palpebral ptosis test). In vitro, the MAO-A IC50 of (+/-)-pirlindole, R-(-)-pirlindole and S-(+)-pirlindole were 0.24, 0.43 and 0.18 microM, respectively. Ex vivo, their ID50 were 24.4, 37.8 and 18.7 mg/kg i.p. The differences between the three compounds were not significant, with a ratio between the two enantiomers [R-(-)/S-(+)] of 2.2 in vitro and 2.0 ex vivo. MAO-B was only slightly inhibited. In the forced swimming test and the reserpine-induced hypothermia and ptosis model, the three compounds had an antidepressant profile. In the forced swimming test, the minimal effective dose ratio between the R-(-) and the S-(+) was again around 2.0. The behavioural observations were thus clearly in accordance with the biochemical data. [less ▲]

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See detailInvolvement of 5-Hydroxytryptamine and Bradykinin in the Hyperalgesia Induced in Rats by Collagenase from Clostridium Histolyticum
Damas, Jacques ULg; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Bourdon, V.

in Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology (1997), 355(5), 566-70

The involvement of bradykinin, 5-hydroxytryptamine, substance P and prostanoids in the hyperalgesia elicited by collagenase in rat paw was investigated. Collagenase (100 micrograms) induced a slight ... [more ▼]

The involvement of bradykinin, 5-hydroxytryptamine, substance P and prostanoids in the hyperalgesia elicited by collagenase in rat paw was investigated. Collagenase (100 micrograms) induced a slight hyperalgesia in kininogen deficient rats in comparison with the behavioural response obtained in normal rats. Lisinopril (10(-5) M), and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, increased the duration of the hyperalgesia elicited in normal rats. Ondansetron (0.5 to 5 mumol/kg), a 5-HT3 antagonist, suppressed the hyperalgesia as did methysergide (1.1 to 11 mumol/kg), a mixed 5-HT1 and 5-HT2 receptor antagonist. However, the hyperalgesia was not modified by RP 67580 (1.8 to 18 mumol/kg), a NK1 receptor antagonist, and was only slightly delayed by indomethacin (2 mg/kg), a cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor. The oedema-promoting effect of 5-HT (6 nmol) was inhibited by methysergide but not by ondansetron. The swelling induced by collagenase in rat paw was reduced by methysergide but not by ondansetron. We conclude that the behavioural response induced by collagenase depends on an interactions between bradykinin and 5-HT. Prostanoids play a minor role in the beginning of the reaction whereas substance P is not significantly involved in this hyperalgesia. [less ▲]

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See detailLa famille des peptides natriurétiques
Damas, Jacques ULg; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1997), 52(3), 169-73

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See detailPotentiation of the Pro-Inflammatory Effects of Bradykinin by Inhibition of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme and Aminopeptidase P in Rat Paws
Damas, Jacques ULg; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Simmons, W. H.

in Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology (1996), 354(5), 670-6

The influence of some peptidase inhibitors on oedema and plasma extravasation induced by bradykinin and carrageenan in rat paw was evaluate. Bradykinin-induced oedema in normal rats was increased by o ... [more ▼]

The influence of some peptidase inhibitors on oedema and plasma extravasation induced by bradykinin and carrageenan in rat paw was evaluate. Bradykinin-induced oedema in normal rats was increased by o-phenanthroline (3.10(-2) M), by captopril (10(-6) M to 10(-4) M), by lisinopril (10(-6) M to 10(-4), or by lisinopril (10(-5) M) in combination with apstatin (8.10(-5) M or 1.4 10(-4) M). It was not modified by phosphoramidon (10(-6) M to 10(-5) M) and by diprotin A (10(-3) M). It was increased by mergepta at high concentrations (2.10(-4) M). Mergepta did not increase the potentiating effect of captopril. Carrageenan-oedema in normal rats was increased by captopril (10(-5) M), lisinopril (10(-5) M) and apstatin (1.4 10(-4) M. It was not modified by mergepta (10(-4) M), phosphoramidon (10 (-5) M) and diprotin A (109-3) M). Des-Arg1-bradykinin and Des-Arg9-bradykinin have low oedema-promoting effects. Captopril (10(-5) M) increased the effects of bradykinin but not those of carrageenan in kininogen-deficit Brown Norway rats. Angiotensin-converting enzyme and aminopeptidase P appear to be main kinin-inactivating enzymes in rat paws. Carboxypeptidase N, neutral endopeptidase 24.11 and dipeptidyl(amino)peptidase IV do not play a significant role in this inactivation. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of Several Peptidase Inhibitors on the Pro-Inflammatory Effects of Substance P, Capsaicin and Collagenase
Damas, Jacques ULg; Bourdon, V.; Liégeois, Jean-François ULg et al

in Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology (1996), 354(5), 662-9

Injection of substance P (SP) in a rat hindpaw induced extravasation of 125I-labelled albumin in both hindpaws and salivation. Intravenous injection of SP dose-dependently increased vascular permeability ... [more ▼]

Injection of substance P (SP) in a rat hindpaw induced extravasation of 125I-labelled albumin in both hindpaws and salivation. Intravenous injection of SP dose-dependently increased vascular permeability. This latter effect was increased in rat paws by captopril, an inhibitor of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), administered locally in combination with diprotin A, an inhibitor of an dipeptidyl(amino)peptidase IV (DAP IV) or phosphoramidon, an inhibitor of neutral endopeptidase (NEP). The increase in permeability induced by SP was inhibited by RP 67580, a NK-1-receptor antagonist. Intravenous injection of capsaicin induced labelled albumin extravasation in rat paws. This effect was increased by combination of captopril with diprotin A or phosphoramidon, but not by captopril associated with amastatin, an inhibitor of aminopeptidase M (AmM). It was suppressed by RP 67580. Injection of collagenase in rat paws triggered a swelling and a local plasma exudation. These responses were reduced by RP 67580 but not by RP 68651, its inactive enantiomer. They were increased by combination of captopril with diprotin A or phosphoramidon in normal rats. The potentiating effects of captopril and diprotin A were suppressed by RP 67580 in normal rats but did not develop in kininogen-deficient rats. The oedema induced by collagenase was also increased by lisinopril, another ACE inhibitor, administered locally in combination with apstatin, an inhibitor of aminopeptidase P (AmP). In rats pretreated by methysergide, collagenase-induced oedema was reduced and can be increased by captopril, by lisinopril, administered alone or by lisinopril associated with apstatin. It is concluded that SP is mainly inactivated in rat paws by ACE, DAP IV and NEP. In collagenase-induced oedema, a low amount of SP would be released from afferent nerve terminals by bradykinin formed in low amounts. Bradykinin is inactivated in rat paws by ACE and AmP. In collagenase-oedema, the pro-inflammatory effects of bradykinin are concealed by the effects of the other mediators. [less ▲]

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See detailAntipsychotics and Neuropeptides: The Atypical Profile of Ci-943 and Its Relationship to Neurotensin
Liégeois, Jean-François ULg; Bonaventure, P.; Delarge, J. et al

in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (1995), 19(4, Winter), 519-31

CI-943 is a new drug candidate with antipsychotic-like activity in a variety of behavioural tests in rodents and primates, but without any affinity for brain dopamine receptors. CI-943 does not cause ... [more ▼]

CI-943 is a new drug candidate with antipsychotic-like activity in a variety of behavioural tests in rodents and primates, but without any affinity for brain dopamine receptors. CI-943 does not cause dystonia in monkeys, a predictive symptom of extrapyramidal side effects (EPS). Its mechanism of action remains unclear. Neurotensin (NT) concentration in nucleus accumbens and caudate is increased by CI-943; this may be associated with its antipsychotic effect. Indeed various observations suggest that the clinical action of antipsychotic drugs may at least be partially mediated by some neuropeptides. Various actions of neurotensin are reviewed. The hypothesis on the role of neurotensin represents a new strategy in the development of pharmacological tools for the treatment of schizophrenia. [less ▲]

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