(9-[4-acetyl-3-hydroxy-2-n-propylphenoxy) methyl]-3-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4H-pyrido [1,2-a] pyrimidin-4-one), AS-35, inhibits leukotriene synthesis.

International journal of immunopharmacology

PubMedID: 10785545

Hamasaki Y, Zaitu M, Tsuji K, Miyazaki M, Hayasaki R, Muro E, Yamamoto S, Kobayashi I, Matsuo M, Ichimaru T, Miyazaki S. (9-[4-acetyl-3-hydroxy-2-n-propylphenoxy) methyl]-3-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4H-pyrido [1,2-a] pyrimidin-4-one), AS-35, inhibits leukotriene synthesis. Int J Immunopharmacol. 2000;22(7):483-90.
AS-35, (9-[4-acetyl-3-hydroxy-2-n-propylphenoxy) methyl]-3-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4H-pyrido[1, 2-a] pyrimidin-4-one), was developed as a leukotriene (LT) receptor antagonist, which also inhibited IgE-mediated release of leukotrienes (LTs). We have investigated the action of AS-35 on the enzyme activities which are involved in the synthesis of LTC(4) and LTB(4) (LT-synthesizing enzymes); cytosolic phospholipase A(2) (cPLA(2)), 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO), leukotriene (LT)C(4) synthase and LTA(4) hydrolase. AS-35 dose-dependently inhibited IgE- and A23187-stimulated production of LTC(4) by up to 71. 5-84. 8% and that of LTB(4) by 48. 3-49. 2% at 2. 5x10(-5) M. The assays for cPLA(2)(-), 5-LO-, LTC(4) synthase- and LTA(4) hydrolase-activities revealed that the inhibition is attributable to suppression of cPLA(2), 5-LO and LTC(4) synthase but not LTA(4) hydrolase. We have also studied the action of AS-35 on the release of beta-hexosaminidase (beta-HEX) as a marker of preformed mediators. AS-35 had only weak inhibitory action on the release of beta-HEX. THE RESULTS
indicate that anti-allergic action of AS-35 is predominantly attributable to its inhibition of LT synthesis by suppressing three consecutive enzymes for LTC(4) synthesis.The results indicate that anti-allergic action of AS-35 is predominantly attributable to its inhibition of LT synthesis by suppressing three consecutive enzymes for LTC(4) synthesis.