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J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2004 May;309(2):697-704. Epub 2004 Jan 16.

In vivo activity of a phospholipase C inhibitor, 1-(6-((17beta-3-methoxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-yl)amino)hexyl)-1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione (U73122), in acute and chronic inflammatory reactions.

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Department of Drug Discovery, Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C., Raritan, NJ 08869, USA.


To investigate the role of phospholipase C (PLC) in inflammatory processes, we tested 1-(6-((17beta-3-methoxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-yl)amino)hexyl)-1H-pyrrole-2,5-dione (U73122), a widely used PLC inhibitor, in several in vitro and in vivo assays. We first examined the effects of U73122 on human phospholipase C-beta (PLC-beta) isozymes and found that U73122 significantly inhibited recombinant human PLC-beta2, with an IC(50) of approximately 6 microM. U73122 had little effect on PLC-beta1, PLC-beta3, or PLC-beta4. Consistent with its ability to inhibit PLC-beta2 enzymatic activity, U73122 reduced interleukin-8 and leukotriene B(4)-induced Ca(2+) flux and chemotaxis in human neutrophils in a concentration-dependent manner. In vivo, U73122 blocked carrageenan-induced hind paw edema in rats, carrageenan-induced macrophage and lymphocyte accumulation into subcutaneous chambers in dogs, lipopolysaccharide-induced macrophage, lymphocyte infiltration and prostaglandin E(2) production in a mouse peritonitis model, and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-induced ear edema in mice. These results implicate PLC-dependent signaling pathways in the development of acute and chronic inflammatory responses in vivo.

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