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See detailPharmacological evaluation of the novel thromboxane modulator BM-567 (I/II). Effects of BM-567 on platelet function
Dogné, Jean-Michel ULg; De Leval, X.; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids (2003)

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See detailPharmacological evaluation of the novel thromboxane modulator BM-567 (I/II). Effects of BM-567 on platelet function
Dogne, J. M.; de Leval, X.; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids (2003), 68(1), 49-54

The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of BM-567 ( N-pentyl-N'-[(2-cyclohexylamino-5-nitrobenzene)sulfonyl]urea), a torasemide derivative. on both thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)) receptors (TP) and ... [more ▼]

The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of BM-567 ( N-pentyl-N'-[(2-cyclohexylamino-5-nitrobenzene)sulfonyl]urea), a torasemide derivative. on both thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)) receptors (TP) and thromboxane synthase of human platelets. The drug affinity for TP receptors of human washed platelets has been determined. In this test BM-567 showed a high affinity (IC50: 1.1+/-0.1 nM) for the TP receptors in comparison with BM-531 (IC50: 7.8+/-0.7 nM) and sulotroban (IC50: 931+/-85 nM), two TXA(2) antagonists. We also demonstrated that BM-567 prevented platelet aggregation induced by arachidonic acid (AA) (600 muM) (ED100: 0.20+/-0.10muM), U-46619, a stable TXA(2) agonist (1 muM) (ED50: 0.30+/-0.04 muM) and collagen (1 mug ml(-1)) (% of inhibition: 44.3+/-4.3% at 10 muM) and inhibited the second wave of ADP (2 muM). Moreover, when BM-567 was incubated in whole blood from healthy donors, the closure time measured by the Platelet Function analyzer (PFA-100) was significantly prolonged (closure time: 215+/-21 s) by using collagen/epinephrine cartridges. Finally, at the concentration of 1 muM, BM-567 completely reduced the TXB2 production from human platelets stimulated with AA (600 muM). These results indicate that BM-567 is a novel combined TXA(2) receptor antagonist and thromboxane synthase inhibitor characterized by a powerful antiplatelet potency. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacological evaluation of the novel thromboxane modulator BM-567 (II/II). Effects of BM-567 on osteogenic sarcoma-cell-induced platelet aggregation
De Leval, X.; Benoit, V.; Delarge, J. et al

in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids (2003)

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See detailPharmacological evaluation of the thromboxane A2 receptor antagonist BM-613
Hanson, Julien ULg; Rolin, S.; De Leval, X. et al

Poster (2003, May)

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See detailPharmacological evaluation of TP receptor antagonists by differential activity on alpha and beta isoforms
Hanson, Julien ULg; Dogne, J. M.; Ghiotto, J. et al

Poster (2006, November 18)

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See detailPharmacological management : osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, similarities and differences
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis International (2013), 24(1), 75-76

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See detailPharmacological Modulation of the Bystander Effect in the Herpes Simplex Virus Thymidine Kinase/Ganciclovir Gene Therapy System: Effects of Dibutyryl Adenosine 3',5'-Cyclic Monophosphate, Alpha-Glycyrrhetinic Acid, and Cytosine Arabinoside
Robe, Pierre ULg; Princen, Frédéric; Martin, Didier ULg et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (2000), 60(2), 241-9

The herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-tk) suicide gene/ganciclovir system was first applied to the treatment of glioblastoma tumors, but was hampered by the low gene transfection yield ... [more ▼]

The herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-tk) suicide gene/ganciclovir system was first applied to the treatment of glioblastoma tumors, but was hampered by the low gene transfection yield. Fortunately, the gap junction-dependent diffusion of phosphorylated ganciclovir metabolites from transfected cells to their neighbors proved to enhance the overall benefit of this strategy. However, as tumor cells are often gap junction-deficient, we sought to restore this property pharmacologically and hence to improve the efficacy of the treatment. We demonstrated that this approach was feasible in glioblastoma cells using dibutyryl adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) (100 microM) as a pharmacological inducer of gap junctions. alpha-Glycyrrhetinic acid (25 microM), on the other hand, strongly inhibited both gap junction-mediated intercellular communication and the bystander effect, thus confirming the role of gap junctions in HSV-tk-mediated bystander killing. Using cytosine arabinoside as a growth inhibitor, we underlined the role of tumor cell proliferation in the sensitivity of HSV-tk-transfected cells to ganciclovir and demonstrated its correlation with the importance of the bystander effect. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacological prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Scheen, André ULg

in The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus (2008)

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See detailPharmacological profile and therapeutic potential of BM-573, a combined thromboxane receptor antagonist and synthase inhibitor.
Ghuysen, Alexandre ULg; Dogné, Jean-Michel; Chiap, Patrice ULg et al

in Cardiovascular Drug Reviews (2005), 23(1), 1-14

BM-573 (N-terbutyl-N'-[2-(4'-methylphenylamino)-5-nitro-benzenesulfonyl]urea), a torsemide derivative, is a novel non-carboxylic dual TXA2 synthase inhibitor and receptor antagonist. The pharmacological ... [more ▼]

BM-573 (N-terbutyl-N'-[2-(4'-methylphenylamino)-5-nitro-benzenesulfonyl]urea), a torsemide derivative, is a novel non-carboxylic dual TXA2 synthase inhibitor and receptor antagonist. The pharmacological profile of the drug is characterized by a higher affinity for the thromboxane receptor than that of SQ-29548, one of the most powerful antagonists described to date, by a complete prevention of human platelet aggregation induced by arachidonic acid at a lower dose than either torsemide or sulotroban, and by a significantly prolonged closure time measured by the platelet function analyser (PFA-100). Moreover, at the concentrations of 1 and 10 microM, BM-573 completely prevented production of TXB2 by human platelets activated by 0.6 mM of arachidonic acid. BM-573 prevents rat fundus contraction induced by U-46619 but not by prostacyclin or other prostaglandins. Despite possessing a chemical structure very similar to that of a diuretic torsemide, BM-573 has no diuretic activity. BM-573 does not prolong bleeding time and, unlike some of the other sulfonylureas, has no effect on blood glucose levels. In vivo, BM-573 appears to have antiplatelet and antithrombotic activities since it reduced thrombus weight and prolonged the time to abdominal aorta occlusion induced by ferric chloride. BM-573 also relaxed rat aorta and guinea pig trachea precontracted with U-46619. In pigs, BM-573 completely antagonized pulmonary hypertensive effects of U-46619 and reduced the early phase of pulmonary hypertension in models of endotoxic shock and pulmonary embolism. Finally, BM-573 protected pigs from myocardial infarction induced by coronary thrombosis. These results suggest that BM-573 should be viewed as a promising therapeutic agent in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension and syndromes associated with platelet activation. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacological study of new potassium channel openers (3- and 4-substituted 4H-pyrido[4,3-e]-1,2,4-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxides) on pancreatic and vascular tissues
Fontaine, J.; Maranca, F.; Vladut-Vasilan, C. et al

Poster (1995, September)

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See detailPharmacological study of original 3-alkylamino-2-methyl-2H-pyrido[4,3-e]-1,2,4-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxides
Ouedraogo, R.; Nguyen, Q. A.; Antoine, M. H. et al

Poster (1998, November 21)

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See detailPharmacological study of original 3-alkylamino-2-methyl-2H-pyrido[4,3-e]-1,2,4-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxides
Ouedraogo, R.; Nguyen, Q.-A.; Antoine, M.-H. et al

in Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology (1999), 13

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See detailPharmacological Treatment of Ambulatory Schizophrenic Patients in Belgium
Hanssens, L.; De Hert, M.; Wampers, M. et al

in Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health (2006), 2

BACKGROUND: the objective of this study was twofold:1) Describe the use of antipsychotic treatments in ambulatory patients suffering from schizophrenia in Belgium.2) Evaluate to which extend antipsychotic ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: the objective of this study was twofold:1) Describe the use of antipsychotic treatments in ambulatory patients suffering from schizophrenia in Belgium.2) Evaluate to which extend antipsychotic treatment prescribing patterns are in accordance with published treatment guidelines. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 16 Belgian hospitals selected from a sample of 67 hospitals. The hospitals were equally distributed between the north and south part of the country and were representative of Belgian practice. During 2 months, participating psychiatrists were asked to record the medication use as well as demographic parameters of all consecutive ambulatory patients seen at their consultation or attending a day-hospital. Data concerning 1000 ambulatory patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were collected. RESULTS: In Belgium, the use of atypical antipsychotics is frequent (69%) in ambulatory patients with schizophrenia. In the overall sample, 73% receive only one antipsychotic drug. The majority of patients are treated with drugs of only one antipsychotic drug group, either first- typical (29.8%) or second-generation, atypical antipsychotics (53.2%). 15.8% of patients combine different types of antipsychotics. Antipsychotic dosing is adequate for the majority of patients but about one fifth receives a higher than recommended dose as per package inserts. Polypharmacy remains within reasonable limits. The use of concomitant medication varies according the antipsychotic treatment: patients who take second-generation antipsychotics only, receive the least additional drugs. CONCLUSION: Atypical antipsychotics appear to be the first line treatment for schizophrenic psychosis. Psychiatrists working with ambulatory patients are well aware of treatment guidelines and follow them quite adequately. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacological treatment of obesity: present status.
Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (1999), 23 Suppl 1

OBJECTIVE: Obesity poses a serious health hazard and its treatment is often disappointing. This review describes the present status of pharmacological treatment of obesity in man. DESIGN: Obesity ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: Obesity poses a serious health hazard and its treatment is often disappointing. This review describes the present status of pharmacological treatment of obesity in man. DESIGN: Obesity treatment may include drugs that reduce food intake, drugs that increase energy expenditure and drugs that affect nutrient partitioning or metabolism. The mode of action, efficacy and safety of each approach will be briefly discussed. RESULTS: All of the pharmacological possibilities have potential activities, but also serious limitations. While current anti-obesity pharmacotherapy essentially uses centrally-acting anorectic drugs, severe side-effects (more particularly pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease) have been reported, leading to the withdrawal of licensed fenfluramine and d-fenfluramine. New approaches have been recently proposed, such as sibutramine, an amine reuptake inhibitor which decreases food intake, and orlistat, an intestinal lipase inhibitor which decreases fat absorption. Obesity is a chronic disease and should be treated as such with reasonable expectations. Large-scale one-year placebo-controlled studies demonstrated that d-fenfluramine, sibutramine and orlistat significantly increased body weight loss by an average of 2-4 kg when compared to placebo and, more interestingly, multiplied by 2-3 the number of patients who succeeded in obtaining and maintaining a reduction of more than 10% of initial body weight. Interestingly, some of these compounds may also exert favourable effects on other vascular risk factors, independently of weight loss. CONCLUSIONS: Even if all anti-obesity pharmacological approaches can be helpful, they also have important limitations so that other strategies including either combined therapies or new drugs (peptides) are currently under investigation. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacological treatment of the obese diabetic patient.
Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Diabète & Métabolisme (1993), 19(6), 547-59

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for non-insulin-dependent (or Type 2) diabetes mellitus. Consequently, reduction of weight excess comes to the front line in the prevention and management of NIDDM. It ... [more ▼]

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for non-insulin-dependent (or Type 2) diabetes mellitus. Consequently, reduction of weight excess comes to the front line in the prevention and management of NIDDM. It is only when diet and physical exercise fail that drug treatment should be considered. Pharmacological treatment of obesity should favour drugs which not only promote weight loss, by reducing caloric intake and/or increasing thermogenesis and energy expenditure, but also, and especially, improve insulin sensitivity. Serotoninergic anorectic compounds (dexfenfluramine, fluoxetine) appear to possess, to some extent, all these properties. Metformin significantly reduces insulin resistance and improves glycaemic control without inducing weight gain, and even favouring some weight loss. This biguanide is now considered as the first line drug for the obese diabetic patient. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors may help to reduce post-prandial glucose excursions but do not promote weight loss per se. Sulfonylureas can be prescribed to an obese patient when hyperglycaemia persists despite diet and the above-mentioned oral agents, but their use should be associated with reinforcement of dietary advices in order to prevent further weight increase; it is also the case for insulin therapy. Finally, drugs specifically stimulating thermogenesis and energy expenditure, new agents sensitizing tissues to the action of insulin and various compounds interfering with lipid metabolism are currently under extensive investigation with promising preliminary results in the obese diabetic patient. In conclusion, obesity remains a major problem in the management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and this justifies the search for new, safe and effective, pharmacological approaches. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmacologie - Suivez la Flèche
Lambert, Philippe; Angenot, Luc ULg

Article for general public (1995)

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