The effects of calcineurin inhibitors on prostanoid synthesis: a randomized cross-over study in healthy humans.

The calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) cyclosporine (CsA) and tacrolimus (Tac) are implicated in post-transplant complications such as cardiovascular morbidity. Prostanoids are fatty acid-derived compounds essential for controlling cardiovascular homeostasis. We tested the hypothesis that CNIs suppress cyclooxygenase (COX)-2-derived prostacyclin (PGI) and… (More)