Inhibitory action of OKY-O46.HCl, a specific TXA2 synthetase inhibitor, on platelet activating factor (PAF)-induced airway hyperresponsiveness of guinea pigs: role of TXA2 in development of PAF-induced nonspecific airway hyperresponsiveness.

@article{Takehana1990InhibitoryAO,
  title={Inhibitory action of OKY-O46.HCl, a specific TXA2 synthetase inhibitor, on platelet activating factor (PAF)-induced airway hyperresponsiveness of guinea pigs: role of TXA2 in development of PAF-induced nonspecific airway hyperresponsiveness.},
  author={Y Takehana and Shuichi Hamano and Sei-ichi Kikuchi and Hiroto Komatsu and T Okegawa and Shota Ikeda},
  journal={Japanese journal of pharmacology},
  year={1990},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={621-30}
}
We studied a role of TXA2 in the development of PAF-induced nonspecific airway hyperresponsiveness in guinea pigs using a TXA2 synthetase inhibitor (OKY-O46.HCl) and a stable TXA2 mimetic agent (STA2). Inhalation of PAF (1 microgram/ml) and STA2 (1 or 10 ng/ml) increased the airway response to acetylcholine (ACh), histamine, leukotriene D4 and electrical vagal stimulation. Intraduodenal administration (i.d.) of OKY-O46.HCl (100 mg/kg) inhibited PAF-induced airway hyperresponsiveness. However… CONTINUE READING