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The pharmacological profiles of the novel acid pump antagonist 7-(4-fluorobenzyloxy)-2,3-dimethyl-1-{[(1S,2S)-2-methylcyclopropyl]methyl}-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyridazine (CS-526) were investigated in terms of hog gastric H+,K+-ATPase activity, gastric acid secretion, and acute gastroesophageal lesions in comparison with other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).(More)
Vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) is a common complication that occurs in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. Although underlying mechanisms of VOC remain unclear, platelet activation has been associated with VOC. In the present study, plasma adenine nucleotide measurements using LC-ESI-MS/MS showed that plasma ADP in the Berkeley murine model of SCD was(More)
We evaluated the effects of prasugrel, a third-generation thienopyridyl prodrug, on P2Y12 receptors, adenosine 5'-diphosphate (ADP)-induced platelet aggregation, and myocardial infarction (MI) in rats. Oral administration of prasugrel (0.3-3 mg/kg) resulted in the dose-related inhibition of washed platelet aggregation induced by ADP (1-10 μM). Ex vivo(More)
Prasugrel is the third generation thienopyridine prodrug, and ticagrelor is a non-competitive direct acting P2Y12 antagonist. In phase 3 studies, both agents reduced ischaemic event rates compared to clopidogrel. The present in vitro human and monkey studies showed that ticagrelor's active metabolite (AM) was more potent than ticagrelor and prasugrel's AM(More)
Previously, we showed preventive effects of prasugrel, a P2Y12 antagonist, in a non-human primate model of thrombotic middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO); however, it remains unclear if P2Y12 inhibition after MCAO reduces cerebral injury and dysfunction. Here we investigated the effects of R-138727, the major active metabolite of prasugrel, on ex vivo(More)
Platelets play pivotal roles in both hemostasis and thrombosis. Although models of intravital platelet imaging are available for thrombosis studies in mice, few are available for rat studies. The present effort aimed to generate fluorescent platelets in rats and assess their dynamics in a rat model of arterial injury. We generated CD41-ZsGreen1 transgenic(More)
Several clinical trials have demonstrated the benefits of thienopyridine monotherapy in ischaemic stroke patients. Non-human primate models of ischaemic stroke have been used for various antithrombotic agents; however, to the best of our knowledge, there is no data on the effects of P2Y12 antagonists in models, such as the thrombotic middle cerebral artery(More)
BACKGROUND Gd-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a conventional method for non-invasive investigation of blood-brain-barrier (BBB) permeability in animal models. It allows the visualization of serious injury to the BBB. We developed a novel approach for detecting very small disruptions in BBB permeability induced by dietary cholesterol by(More)
In the present report, we evaluated the effect of the novel acid pump antagonist 7-(4-fluorobenzyloxy)-2,3-dimethyl-1-{[(1S,2S)-2-methylcyclopropyl]methyl}-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyridazine (CS-526) and 2-[3-methyl-4-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-pyridin-2-ylmethanesulfinyl]-1H-benzimidazole (lansoprazole) on rebound gastric acid secretion, using an intragastric(More)
We aimed to characterize platelet aggregation responses and the impact of dual antiplatelet therapy in microminipigs. In this in vitro study, both adenosine-5'-diphosphate (ADP, 5-50μM) and collagen (2-20μg/ml) induced concentration-related platelet aggregation in the microminipigs; 20μM ADP and 5 and 12.5μg/ml collagen were selected for further ex vivo(More)