Important role of peptide leukotrienes (p-LTs) in the resting tonus of isolated human bronchi.

The quality of the resting tonus in isolated human bronchi was investigated using a peptide leukotriene (p-LT) antagonist, a 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor and others. (E)-2,2-Diethyl-3'-[2-[2-(4-isopropyl)-thiazoyl]ethenyl]succina nilic acid sodium salt (MCI-826), a newly synthesized compound that is a highly selective antagonist to LTD4 and LTE4, markedly… CONTINUE READING