The effect of BW 540C, a novel anti-inflammatory agent, on ultraviolet-induced physical and histological changes in guinea-pig skin.

Abstract

We have examined the effects of various topical formulations of BW 540C, a novel dual inhibitor of the cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways of arachidonic acid metabolism, utilizing the model of ultraviolet irradiation of guinea-pig ears. During a series of studies, BW 540C preparations were compared with a range of corticosteroids, a cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor and a placebo using both subjective and objective measurements. Results showed BW 540C base to be the best overall agent for treating the pathological changes seen in this model.

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@article{Dawson1985TheEO, title={The effect of BW 540C, a novel anti-inflammatory agent, on ultraviolet-induced physical and histological changes in guinea-pig skin.}, author={Blake Dawson and R L Follenfant and Gerry Higgs and Cody J. Schneider and Jill R Gibson}, journal={The British journal of dermatology}, year={1985}, volume={113 Suppl 28}, pages={137-40} }