Separation of tubulin-binding and anti-inflammatory activity in colchicine analogs and congeners.


The effects of colchicine and its analogs on the carrageenin-induced footpad edema in rats were investigated. The anti-inflammatory effects of colchicine analogs were measured at 3 and 5 hr after the carrageenin injection. Colchicine, 1-demethylcolchicine and 3-demethylcolchicine markedly inhibited the carrageenin edema whereas 2-demethylcolchicine was much… (More)