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Jpn J Cancer Res. 1998 Dec;89(12):1318-25.

Anti-cachectic effect of FK317, a novel anti-cancer agent, in colon26 and LX-1 models in mice.

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Department of Pharmacology, Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka.


The effects of FK317 (11-acetyl-8-carbamoyloxymethyl-4-formyl-6- methoxy-14-oxa-1,11-diazatetracyclo[, 7). 0(10, 2] tetradeca-2,4,6-trien-9-yl acetate), a novel anti-cancer agent, on murine adenocarcinoma colon26- and human lung carcinoma LX-1-induced cachexia were investigated in mice. Mice bearing colon26 or LX-1 s.c. lost weight and became cachectic, associated with tumor growth. FK317 and mitomycin C (MMC) inhibited the growth of both tumors. FK317 ameliorated the weight loss induced by the presence of colon26 or LX-1, while MMC enhanced it. An attenuation of the reduction in the weights of epididymal fat, gastrocnemius muscle and carcass was observed in FK317-treated tumor-bearing mice in both cachexia models, but not in MMC-treated mice. The decreases in the circulating levels of triglyceride, glucose and non-esterified fatty acid, which were induced by the presence of colon26, was partially inhibited by treatment with FK317. Overall, this study revealed that FK317 is a potent anti-cancer drug with anti-cachectic activity, suggesting that FK317 has potential utility for the treatment of cancer.

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