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Pde5 inhibition

Monica G Ferrini, Eduardo Garcia, Andrea Abraham, Jorge N Artaza, Sabine Nguyen, Jacob Rajfer
INTRODUCTION: COMP-4 is a natural compound-based dietary supplement consisting of the combination of ginger, Paullinia cupana, muira puama and l-citrulline, which when given long-term has been shown in the aged rat to a) upregulate iNOS in the penile smooth muscle cells (SMC), b) reverse the corporal SMC apoptosis and fibrosis associated with corporal veno-occlusive dysfunction (CVOD), and c) improve resulting erectile function. To elucidate the mechanism of how COMP-4 and its individual components modulate the iNOS-cGMP pathway, an in vitro study was conducted using a rat corporal primary SMC culture to determine its effect on NOS, soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC), cGMP and the phosphodiesterase 5 enzyme (PDE5)...
March 15, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
Ángel Agis-Torres, Paz Recio, María Elvira López-Oliva, María Pilar Martínez, María Victoria Barahona, Sara Benedito, Salvador Bustamante, Miguel Ángel Jiménez-Cidre, Albino García-Sacristán, Dolores Prieto, Vítor S Fernandes, Medardo Hernández
Nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) play a pivotal role in nerve-mediated relaxation of the bladder outflow region. In the bladder neck, a marked phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) expression has also been described and PDE4 inhibitors, as rolipram, produce smooth muscle relaxation. This study investigates the role of PDE4 isoenzyme in bladder neck gaseous inhibitory neurotransmission. We used Western blot and double immunohistochemical staining for the detection of NPP4 (PDE4) and PDE4A and organ baths for isometric force recording to roflumilast and tadalafil, PDE4 and PDE5, respectively, inhibitors in pig and human samples...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Taishi Nakamura, Guangshuo Zhu, Mark J Ranek, Kristen Kokkonen-Simon, Manling Zhang, Grace E Kim, Kenichi Tsujita, David A Kass
BACKGROUND: Stimulation of sGC (soluble guanylate cyclase) or inhibition of PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) activates PKG (protein kinase G)-1α to counteract cardiac hypertrophy and failure. PKG1α acts within localized intracellular domains; however, its oxidation at cysteine 42, linking homomonomers, alters this localization, impairing suppression of pathological cardiac stress. Because PDE5 and sGC reside in separate microdomains, we speculated that PKG1α oxidation might also differentially influence the effects from their pharmacological modulation...
March 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
Yoichi Kadoh, Haruko Miyoshi, Takehiko Matsumura, Yoshihito Tanaka, Mitsuya Hongu, Mayumi Kimura, Kei Takedomi, Kenji Omori, Jun Kotera, Takashi Sasaki, Tamaki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Yumi Watanabe, Koki Kojima, Toshiaki Sakamoto, Toshiyuki Himiyama, Eiji Kawanishi
Phosphodiesterase (PDE) 10A is a dual hydrolase of cAMP and cGMP and highly expressed in striatal medium spiny neurons. Inhibition of PDE10A modulates the activity of medium spiny neurons (MSN) via the regulation of cAMP and cGMP. Signal control of MSN is considered associated with psychotic symptoms. Therefore PDE10A inhibitor is expected as a therapeutic method for psychosis disease such as schizophrenia. Avanafil (1) is a PDE5 inhibitor (treatment for erectile dysfunction) discovered by our company. We paid attention to the homology of PDE10A and PDE5 and took advantage of PDE5 inhibitor library to discover PDE10A inhibitors, and found a series of compounds that exhibit higher potency for PDE10A than PDE5...
2018: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Michael F Santillo, Mapa S T Mapa
Products marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement are frequently adulterated with phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors, which are erectile dysfunction drugs or their analogs that can cause adverse health effects. Due to widespread adulteration, a rapid screening assay was developed to detect PDE5 inhibitors in adulterated products. The assay employs fluorescence detection and is based upon measuring inhibition of PDE5 activity, which is the pharmacological mechanism shared among the adulterants...
February 28, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
Rune Kleppe, Inge Jonassen, Stein Ove Døskeland, Frode Selheim
Platelet activation contributes to normal haemostasis but also to pathologic conditions like stroke and cardiac infarction. Signalling by cGMP and cAMP inhibit platelet activation and are therefore attractive targets for thrombosis prevention. However, extensive cross-talk between the cGMP and cAMP signalling pathways in multiple tissues complicates the selective targeting of their activities. We have used mathematical modelling based on experimental data from the literature to quantify the steady state behaviour of nitric oxide (NO)/cGMP/cAMP signalling in platelets...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Shariq Abid, Kanny Kebe, Amal Houssaïni, Françoise Tomberli, Elisabeth Marcos, Emilie Bizard, Marielle Breau, Aurelien Parpaleix, Claire-Marie Tissot, Bernard Maitre, Larissa Lipskaia, Genevieve Derumeaux, Elena Bastia, Armand Mekontso-Dessap, Serge Adnot
Nitric oxide (NO) donors may be useful for treating pulmonary hypertension (PH) complicating sickle cell disease (SCD), as endogenous NO is inactivated by hemoglobin released by intravascular hemolysis. Here, we investigated the effects of the new NO donor NCX1443 on PH in transgenic SAD mice, which exhibit mild SCD without severe hemolytic anemia. In SAD and wild-type (WT) mice, the pulmonary pressure response to acute hypoxia was similar and was abolished by 100 mg/kg NCX1443. The level of PH was also similar in SAD and WT mice exposed to chronic hypoxia (9% O2) alone or with SU5416, and was similarly reduced by daily NCX1443 gavage...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Saskia Klutzny, Anna Anurin, Barbara Nicke, Joseph L Regan, Martin Lange, Luise Schulze, Karsten Parczyk, Patrick Steigemann
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are involved in metastasis and resistance development, thus affecting anticancer therapy efficacy. The underlying pathways required for CSC maintenance and survival are not fully understood and only a limited number of treatment strategies to specifically target CSCs have been identified. To identify novel CSC targeting compounds, we here set-up an aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)-based phenotypic screening system that allows for an automated and standardized identification of CSCs. By staining cancer cells for ALDH activity and applying high-content-based single-cell population analysis, the proportion of a potential CSC subpopulation with significantly higher ALDH activity (ALDHhigh) can be quantified in a heterogeneous cell population...
February 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Fei-Peng Lee, Pin-Zhir Chao, Hsing-Won Wang
BACKGROUND: Levitra, a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor, is the trade name of vardenafil. Nowadays, it is applied to treatment of erectile dysfunction. PDE5 inhibitors are employed to induce dilatation of the vascular smooth muscle. The effect of Levitra on impotency is well known; however, its effect on the tracheal smooth muscle has rarely been explored. When administered for sexual symptoms via oral intake or inhalation, Levitra might affect the trachea. METHODS: This study assessed the effects of Levitra on isolated rat tracheal smooth muscle by examining its effect on resting tension of tracheal smooth muscle, contraction caused by 10 -6 M methacholine as a parasympathetic mimetic, and electrically induced tracheal smooth muscle contractions...
January 27, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
J Mokry, A Urbanova, I Medvedova, M Kertys, P Mikolka, P Kosutova, D Mokra
Selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitors have recently been introduced into the therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, suppression of airway reactivity and eosinophilic inflammation by increased intracellular cAMP could be beneficial in bronchial asthma as well. PDE5 inhibitors are used for the therapy of erectile dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases, but an expression of PDE5 in several immune cells suggests its perspectives in inflammation, as well...
October 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Virginia Chamorro, Daniel Morales-Cano, Javier Milara, Bianca Barreira, Laura Moreno, María Callejo, Gema Mondejar-Parreño, Sergio Esquivel-Ruiz, Julio Cortijo, Ángel Cogolludo, Joan A Barberá, Francisco Perez-Vizcaino
INTRODUCTION: Current treatment with vasodilators for pulmonary hypertension associated with respiratory diseases is limited by their inhibitory effect on hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) and uncoupling effects on ventilation-perfusion (V'/Q'). Hypoxia is also a well-known modulator of the nitric oxide (NO) pathway, and may therefore differentially affect the responses to phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors and soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) stimulators. So far, the effects of the sGC stimulator riociguat on HPV have been poorly characterized...
2018: PloS One
Kátia R L Schwarz, Fernanda C de Castro, Letícia Schefer, Ramon C Botigelli, Daniela M Paschoal, Hugo Fernandes, Cláudia L V Leal
This study aimed to determine the influence of cyclic guanosine 3'5'-monophosphate (cGMP) and cGMP-dependent kinase (PKG) during in vitro maturation (IVM) on lipolysis-related parameters in bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs), and on embryo development and cryosurvival. COCs were matured with cGMP/PKG modulators and assessed for metaphase II rates (MII), cGMP levels, lipid content in oocytes (OO), transcript abundance for genes involved in lipolysis (ATGL) and lipid droplets (PLIN2) in cumulus cells (CC) and OO, and presence of phosphorylated (active) hormone sensitive lipase (HSLser563) in OO...
2018: PloS One
Juraj Mokry, Anna Urbanova, Martin Kertys, Daniela Mokra
A group of 11 enzyme families of metalophosphohydrolases called phosphodiesterases (PDEs) is responsible for a hydrolysis of intracellular cAMP and cGMP. Xanthine derivatives (methylxanthines) inhibit PDEs without selective action on their single isoforms and lead to many pharmacological effects, e.g. bronchodilation, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects, and thus they can modulate the cough reflex. Contrary, selective PDE inhibitors have been developed to inhibit PDE isoforms with different pharmacological effects based on their tissue expression...
January 11, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
Olorunfemi R Molehin, Anne A Adeyanju, Stephen A Adefegha, Oluwasanmi O Aina, Blessing A Afolabi, Ayorinde O Olowoyeye, Jesutomi A Oyediran, Opeyemi R Oladiran
BACKGROUND: Elevation of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) activity converts cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) to 5'-GMP, a mechanism that could be associated with drug-mediated hepatotoxicity. This study investigated whether selective inhibition of PDE5 by sildenafil could offer protection against hepatotoxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). METHODS: CCl4 (0.5 mL/kg) was administered intraperitoneally to induce hepatotoxicity. The control group received normal saline...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Takeharu Kaneda, Noriyasu Sasaki, Norimoto Urakawa, Kazumasa Shimizu
Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is a polyphenol found in coffee and medicinal herbs such as Lonicera japonica. In this study, the effect of CGA-induced relaxation on carbachol (CCh)-induced contraction of mouse urinary bladder was investigated. CGA (30-300 μg/ml) inhibited CCh- or U46619-induced contraction in a concentration-dependent manner. SQ22536 (adenylyl cyclase inhibitor) recovered CGA-induced relaxation of CCh-induced contraction; however, ODQ (guanylyl cyclase inhibitor) did not have the same effect. In addition, 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine (IBMX) enhanced CGA-induced relaxation; however, forskolin or sodium nitroprusside did not have the same effect...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, Laurence Booth
The present studies focused on the ability of the phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor sildenafil to enhance the anti-cancer properties of clinically relevant concentrations of the dietary diarylheptanoid curcumin. In gastrointestinal tumor cells, sildenafil and curcumin interacted in a greater than additive fashion to kill. Inhibition of the extrinsic apoptotic pathway suppressed killing by ∼50%, as did blockade of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway. Sildenafil and curcumin reduced mTORC1 and mTORC2 activity and increased Beclin1 levels and the numbers of autophagosomes and autolysosomes in cells in a PERK-eIF2α-dependent fashion...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Ines Barone, Cinzia Giordano, Daniela Bonofiglio, Sebastiano Andò, Stefania Catalano
Cancers are an extraordinarily heterogeneous collection of diseases with distinct genetic profiles and biological features that directly influence response patterns to various treatment strategies as well as clinical outcomes. Nevertheless, our growing understanding of cancer cell biology and tumor progression is gradually leading towards rational, tailored medical treatments designed to destroy cancer cells by exploiting the unique cellular pathways that distinguish them from normal healthy counterparts. Recently, inhibition of the activity of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) is emerging as a promising approach to restore normal intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signalling, and thereby resulting into the activation of various downstream molecules to inhibit proliferation, motility and invasion of certain cancer cells...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Yuting Wu, Zhiqiang Qian, Shu Fu, Yun Yue, Yeli Li, Ruimin Sun, Bo Huang, Danli Yang
Inhibition or removal of excess reactive oxygen species can effectively protect cellular function or reduce cell death because oxidative stress is the main cause of cellular damage in many diseases. The flavonoid compound IcarisideII having a slight inhibitory effect on PDE5, is the main active components of epimedium in vivo and has a wide range of pharmacological effects on oxidation and apoptosis. However, whether IcarisideII has the same protective effect on ventricular remodeling in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) is unknown...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Seong Yul Ryu, Yoon Jung Choi, So Young Park, Jong Yeon Kim, Yong Dae Kim, Yong Woon Kim
PURPOSE: High-fat (HF) feeding induces hypothalamic leptin resistance via the activation of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4). TLR4 deficiency confers resistance to diet-induced obesity. Udenafil, an anti-impotence drug, inhibits TLR4 in airway epithelial cells in vitro. In this study, we evaluated whether udenafil suppressed the hypothalamic expression of TLR4 and reduced body weight. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The hypothalamic expression of TLR4, phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5), nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), and myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (Myd88) was analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction after treating mice for 2 days with udenafil (0, 12, 120, or 600 μg/d)...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
Jianmei Gao, Yingshu Xu, Ming Lei, Jingshan Shi, Qihai Gong
Icariside II (ICS II), a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE 5-I), is a major ingredient of Epimedium brevicornum, with wide spectrum of neuroprotective properties. However, little is known about the potential beneficial effect of ICS II on neuronal cell proliferation, and its possible underlying mechanism remains still unclear. We hypothesized that the beneficial effect of ICS II on neuron-like highly differentiated rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cell proliferation is correlated with the nitric oxide (NO) signaling pathway and its upstream of PI3K/AKT pathway...
January 2018: Neurochemistry International
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