We compared the effects of deflazacort (DFZ), a methyloxazoline derivative of prednisolone (PRED), PRED and dexamethasone (DEX) on the IgE-mediated release of preformed (histamine) and de novo synthesized (leukotriene C4 (LTC4)) proinflammatory mediators from human peripheral blood basophils. Eighteen-hour incubation of basophils with pharmacological concentrations of DFZ (10(-8) to 3 x 10(-6) M) concentration dependently inhibited (9-50%) the IgE-dependent release of histamine and LTC4 from basophils. DFZ had a similar anti-inflammatory efficacy as DEX (10(-9) to 10(-6) M) and similar efficacy and potency as PRED (10(-8) to 3 x 10(-6) M). We also evaluated the effects of DFZ (10(-8) to 10(-7) M) in combination with cyclosporin A (CsA) on the IgE-mediated histamine and LTC4 release from basophils. Eighteen-hour incubation of basophils with low concentrations of DFZ (10(-8) to 10(-7) M) produced an additive inhibition of the release of histamine and LTC4 caused by short-term incubation with CsA (30 ng/ml).

Antiinflammatory Effect of Deflazacort

RENDA, ANDREA;GENOVESE, ARTURO;G. MARONE
1992

Abstract

We compared the effects of deflazacort (DFZ), a methyloxazoline derivative of prednisolone (PRED), PRED and dexamethasone (DEX) on the IgE-mediated release of preformed (histamine) and de novo synthesized (leukotriene C4 (LTC4)) proinflammatory mediators from human peripheral blood basophils. Eighteen-hour incubation of basophils with pharmacological concentrations of DFZ (10(-8) to 3 x 10(-6) M) concentration dependently inhibited (9-50%) the IgE-dependent release of histamine and LTC4 from basophils. DFZ had a similar anti-inflammatory efficacy as DEX (10(-9) to 10(-6) M) and similar efficacy and potency as PRED (10(-8) to 3 x 10(-6) M). We also evaluated the effects of DFZ (10(-8) to 10(-7) M) in combination with cyclosporin A (CsA) on the IgE-mediated histamine and LTC4 release from basophils. Eighteen-hour incubation of basophils with low concentrations of DFZ (10(-8) to 10(-7) M) produced an additive inhibition of the release of histamine and LTC4 caused by short-term incubation with CsA (30 ng/ml).
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