Metabolic fate of the new antithrombotic agent aspalatone in rats. In vivo and in vitro study.

In order to determine whether aspalatone ([3-(2-methyl-4-pyronyl)]-2- acetyloxybenzoate, CAS 147249-33-0), a new antiplatelet agent, behaves as a prodrug of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), metabolism studies in rats were carried out in vivo and in vitro using the whole animal and tissue homogenates. The ASA molecule was not detected in the plasma samples taken… (More)