21-NO-prednisolone is a novel nitric oxide-releasing derivative of prednisolone with enhanced anti-inflammatory properties.


1. Anti-inflammatory effects of a novel derivative of the glucocorticoid prednisolone were investigated. NCX-1015 (prednisolone 21-[(4'-nitrooxymethyl)benzoate]) incubation in human platelet-rich plasma produced a time (0 - 60 min) and concentration (3 - 300 microM) dependent release of nitrite, that was mirrored by accumulation of cyclic guanosine… (More)