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J Pharm Pharmacol. 1998 Sep;50(9):1045-50.

Effects of KW-5092 on antroduodenal coordination and gastric emptying in guinea-pigs.

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Department of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. Ltd, Shizuoka, Japan.

Abstract

KW-5092 (2-[1-[2-[[5-(piperidinomethyl)-2-furanyl] methylamino]ethyl]imidazonylidin-2-ylidenene]malononitrile fumarate) is a novel gastroprokinetic agent with both acetylcholine release facilitatory and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity. We have investigated the effects of KW-5092 on antroduodenal coordination and gastric emptying in guinea-pigs. In the guinea-pig isolated gastroduodenal preparation, KW-5092 at 3 x 10(-7) to 3 x 10(-6) M significantly increased antroduodenal coordination. The effect of KW-5092 was almost completely inhibited by atropine or tetrodotoxin. Cisapride, a gastroprokinetic agent with acetylcholine release facilitatory activity, also increased coordination whereas neither acetylcholine nor the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor neostigmine affected it. In-vivo, KW-5092 and cisapride enhanced gastric emptying whereas neostigmine delayed it. These results suggest that acetylcholine release facilitation, but not acetylcholinesterase inhibition, is involved in the enhancement by KW-5092 of antroduodenal coordination and gastric emptying.

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