Pharmacology of the pyrroloimidazole, SK&F 105809--I. Inhibition of inflammatory cytokine production and of 5-lipoxygenase- and cyclooxygenase-mediated metabolism of arachidonic acid.

@article{Marshall1991PharmacologyOT,
  title={Pharmacology of the pyrroloimidazole, SK&F 105809--I. Inhibition of inflammatory cytokine production and of 5-lipoxygenase- and cyclooxygenase-mediated metabolism of arachidonic acid.},
  author={Paul Jeffery Marshall and Don Edgar Griswold and Jacques Breton and Edward F. Webb and LeonardM. Hillegass and Henry M. Sarau and Marshall D. Newton and John C. Lee and Paul E. Bender and Nabil Onsi Makary Hanna},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={1991},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={
          813-24
        }
}
SK&F 105809 [2-(4- methylsulfinylphenyl)-3-(4-pyridyl)-6,7-dihydro-[5H]-pyrrolo[1,2- a] imidazole] was determined to be a prodrug for the sulfide metabolite SK&F 105561 [2-(4- methylthiophenyl)-3-(4-pyridyl)-6,7-dihydro-[5H]-pyrrolo[1,2-a] imidazole] which inhibited interleukin-1 (IL-1) production in vitro and both 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) and prostaglandin H (PGH) synthase activities in vitro and ex vivo. SK&F 105561 inhibited partially purified 5-LO with a half-maximal concentration (IC50) of 3… CONTINUE READING