Acute lung injury in endotoxemic pigs: role of leukotriene B4.

The role of leukotriene B4 (LTB4) in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury was examined in endotoxemic pigs. In a preliminary study, the activity and specificity of an LTB4-receptor antagonist, LY-306669, were evaluated. In vitro, LY-306669 completely blocked the functional upregulation of phagocyte opsonin receptors induced by LTB4 but had a much smaller… (More)