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Selective blockade of leukotriene production by a single dose of the FPL 64170XX 0.5% enema in active ulcerative colitis

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  • J Kjeldsen
  • L S Laursen
  • Jens Hillingsø
  • A Mertz-Nielsen
  • K Bukhave
  • J Rask-Madsen
  • K Lauritsen
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5-Lipoxygenase products of arachidonic acid metabolism are thought to play a central role in the secondary amplification of the inflammatory response of several inflammatory diseases, including ulcerative colitis. FPL 64170XX is a selective inhibitor of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase. Concentrations of leukotriene B4 and prostaglanding E2 in rectal dialysis fluid from 23 males with clinically and sigmoidoscopically active, distally located ulcerative colitis were measured by radioimmunoassays in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel design study before and after rectal administration of an enema containing 0.5% of FPL 64170XX. Repeated measures analysis of leukotriene B4, after adjusting for baseline, showed a significant treatment effect (P = 0.0014). The concentration of leukotriene B4 from rectal dialysates in patients receiving the active drug dropped to 15% (95% confidence interval 5-40%) of the placebo level in the second dialysis following administration of FPL 64170XX 0.5%. By contrast, prostaglanding E2 concentrations doubled (P = 0.0068) in patients receiving FPL 64170XX 0.5% with no change in the placebo group. These findings demonstrate that a single dose of FPL 64170XX 0.5% enema selectively blocks the generation of the 5-lipoxygenase product, leukotriene B4, to a mean of 85% in the target tissue of inflammation. Topical administration of this new leukotriene synthesis inhibitor may prove to be a clinically useful approach to the treatment of active, distally located ulcerative colitis.

TidsskriftPharmacol Toxicol
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)371-6
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - dec. 1995

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