ω-oxidation is regarded as the major pathway for the metabolism and inactivation of leukotriene B4 (LTB4). To investigate the action of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) on LTB4ω-hydroxylase activity, we incubated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) with 3H-labeled LTB4 after pre-incubation with various concentrations of 5-ASA. ω-oxidation metabolites were separated by high performance liquid chromatography and each radioactivity was measured by a liquid scintilation counter. LTB4ω-hydroxylase activity was inhibited by 5-ASA in a concentration-dependent fashion. The 50% inhibitory dose was about 50 μmol/l, which is within the concentration range found in the colonic mucosa. Our findings may be valuable in elucidating the potentially critical aspect of 5-ASA treatment in ulcerative colitis (UC).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Jun|