Non-prostaglandin effects of aspirin III and salicylate: inhibition of integrin-dependent human neutrophil aggregation and inflammation in COX 2- and NF kappa B (P105)-knockout mice.

Two, non-prostaglandin effects of antiinflammatory levels of salicylates (i.e. aspirin III) are shown here: 1) Exposure of neutrophils to aspirin or sodium salicylate inhibited Erk activity and integrin-dependent aggregation of neutrophils, consistent with antiinflammation but not COX inhibition. Inhibition of Mek (proximal activator of Erk) also blocked… CONTINUE READING