AIMS Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibition has been reported to suppress the biosynthesis of the gastroprotective lipoxygenase metabolite 15(R)-epi-lipoxin A4, also termed ‘aspirin-triggered lipoxin’ (ATL).We tested the hypothesis that the co-administration of aspirin with either the selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib or the nonselective COX inhibitor ibuprofen reduces ATL biosynthesis. METHODS We measured the urinary excretion of ATL in 24 patients with both ischaemic heart disease and osteoarthritis, chronically treated with aspirin and co-administered celecoxib 200 mg b.i.d., ibuprofen 600 mg t.i.d., or placebo for 7 days. RESULTS Baseline ATL was comparable in the three groups. On days 1 and 7, 4 h after co-administration of celecoxib or ibuprofen, ATL levels did not show significant variations (day 1: 0.24 ± 0.33, 0.26 ± 0.21 and 0.37 ± 0.22 ng mg-1 creatinine, respectively; day 7: 0.21 ± 0.13, 0.35 ± 0.15 and 0.23 ± 0.18ng mg-1 creatinine, respectively). CONCLUSIONS Neither selective nor nonselective COX-2 inhibition appreciably interferes with ATL biosynthesis, suggesting that this mediator is not involved in gastrotoxicity by the association of aspirin with COX-2 inhibitors.
|Autori:||Renda, Giulia; Zurro, Maria; Romano, Mario; DE CATERINA, Raffaele|
|Titolo:||Aspirin-triggered lipoxin in patients treated with aspirin and selective vs. nonselective COX-2 inhibitors|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1365-2125.2009.03579.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|