SC-41930, a leukotriene B4 receptor antagonist, inhibits 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (12(S)-HETE) binding to epidermal cells

L. Kemény, T. Ruzicka

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SC-41930, 7-[3-(4-acetyl-3-methoxy-2-propylphenoxy)-propoxyl]-3,4-dihydro-8-propyl-2H-1-benzopyran-2-carboxylic acid, a potent leukotriene-B4 (LTB4) receptor antagonist, inhibits in vivo 12-hydroxyei-cosatetraenoic acid (12-HETE)-induced neutrophil infiltration, suggesting a potential 12-HETE receptor antagonist effect, as well. Since 12-HETE is assumed to have a pathophysiological role in inflammatory skin diseases, and epidermal cells possess high affinity binding sites for 12(S)-HETE, we studied the effect of SC-41930 on 12(S)-HETE binding to the human epidermal cell line, SCL-II. SC-41930 antagonized the 12(S)-HETE binding to SCL-II cells with a Ki of 480 n M. This Ki value is similar to that obtained for the inhibition of LTB4 binding to human neutrophils. Our results show that SC-41930, in addition to its LTB4 receptor antagonist effect, exhibits 12-HETE receptor antagonist effect as well, and therefore may be of benefit in skin diseases with elevated 12-HETE levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalAgents and Actions
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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