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Cromolyn sodium

Amir Larki Harchegani, Ali Asghar Hemmati, Amir Nili-Ahmadabadi, Borhan Darabi, Somayeh Shabib
The current study aimed to investigate the effects of Cromolyn Sodium (CS) on proinflammatory cytokines in Paraquat (PQ)-induced lung damage in rat. Animals were randomly divided into 5 groups. Group 1 and 2 received nebulized vehicle and CS (8 mg/kg) for 3 consecutive weeks, respectively. Group 3 was treated with single oral dose of PQ (40 mg/kg). Groups 4 and 5 were PQ groups which received nebulized CS (6 and 8 mg/kg/day, respectively) from 1 week before to 2 weeks after PQ administration. Finally, the animals were scarified and the changes of hydroxyproline (HP) and histology were evaluated in lung tissue...
February 21, 2017: Drug Research
Geraldine Ng, Arne Ohlsson
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a review last published by Cochrane in June 2012 entitled "Cromolyn sodium for the prevention of chronic lung disease in preterm infants", which included two studies. This 2016 update identified no further studies.Chronic lung disease (CLD) frequently occurs in preterm infants and has a multifactorial aetiology including inflammation. Cromolyn sodium is a mast cell stabiliser that inhibits neutrophil activation and neutrophil chemotaxis and therefore may have a role in the prevention of CLD...
January 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Waldemar Siemens, Carola Xander, Joerg J Meerpohl, Sabine Buroh, Gerd Antes, Guido Schwarzer, Gerhild Becker
BACKGROUND: This is an update of the original Cochrane review published in 2013 (Issue 6). Pruritus occurs in patients with disparate underlying diseases and is caused by different pathologic mechanisms. In palliative care patients, pruritus is not the most prevalent but is one of the most puzzling symptoms. It can cause considerable discomfort and affects patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different pharmacological treatments for preventing or treating pruritus in adult palliative care patients...
November 16, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, Bo Shen, Fred Hsieh, Deepa T Patil
We report a unique case of systemic mastocytosis (SM) diagnosed in an ileal pouch biopsy obtained from a 44-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis. She presented with intermittent abdominal pain and watery diarrhea that did not respond to antibiotic therapy. The pouch biopsy showed expansion of the lamina propria by aggregates of CD117 and CD25-positive abnormal mast cells. A subsequent bone marrow analysis showed an increase in abnormal mast cells. Based on World Health Organization criteria, she was diagnosed with SM and responded to cromolyn sodium therapy...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
Francesco Panza, Davide Seripa, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Bruno P Imbimbo, Madia Lozupone, Antonio Leo, Rodolfo Sardone, Gaetano Gagliardi, Lucia Lofano, Bianca C Creanza, Paola Bisceglia, Antonio Daniele, Antonello Bellomo, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Logroscino
Currently available drugs against Alzheimer's disease (AD) target cholinergic and glutamatergic neurotransmissions without affecting the underlying disease process. Putative disease-modifying drugs are in development and target β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide and tau protein, the principal neurophatological hallmarks of the disease. Areas covered: Phase III clinical studies of emerging anti-Aβ drugs for the treatment of AD were searched in US and EU clinical trial registries and in the medical literature until May 2016...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
M E Fathy, S Abo El Abass Mohamed, H Elmansi, F Belal
A simple and selective reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography method was developed for the estimation of cromolyn sodium (CRM) with either oxymetazoline hydrochloride (OMZ) or xylometazoline hydrochloride (XMZ) in their binary mixtures. The method is based on the simultaneous separation of each drug in a reversed-phase Waters symmetry(®) C18 column (250 mm × 4.6 mm intradermally, 5-µm particle size) at 25°C. Elution was performed with a mobile phase consisting of methanol : 0.1 M phosphate buffer (60:40, v/v, pH 4...
January 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
Fatemeh Rezaei, Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh, Ahmad Daryani, Mehdi Sharif, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Shahabeddin Sarvi
Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan with worldwide distribution and in spite of increasing information about its biology, treatment of toxoplasmosis is restricted to a few drugs and unfortunately using of each of drugs is associated with significant side effects in patients. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of cromolyn sodium and ketotifen as alternative drugs for the treatment of toxoplasmosis. In vitro; in case group, concentrations of 1, 5, 10 and 15 µg/ml of ketotifen and cromolyn sodium were added to RPMI medium containing peritoneal macrophages...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Laura Hargrove, Allyson Graf-Eaton, Lindsey Kennedy, Jennifer Demieville, Jennifer Owens, Kyle Hodges, Brittany Ladd, Heather Francis
Mast cells (MCs) are immune cells that release histamine and other mediators. MC number increases after bile duct ligation (BDL) and blocking mast cell-derived histamine decreases biliary proliferation. We aimed to isolate and characterize MCs from cholestatic livers. Rats were subjected to BDL starting at 6 h and up to 14 days. MC infiltration was evaluated by toluidine blue. BDL rats were perfused using standard collagenase perfusion. Following enzymatic digestion, tissue was passed through a fine gauge needle...
November 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Hannah Jones, Laura Hargrove, Lindsey Kennedy, Fanyin Meng, Allyson Graf-Eaton, Jennifer Owens, Gianfranco Alpini, Christopher Johnson, Francesca Bernuzzi, Jennifer Demieville, Sharon DeMorrow, Pietro Invernizzi, Heather Francis
UNLABELLED: Hepatic fibrosis is marked by activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Cholestatic injury precedes liver fibrosis, and cholangiocytes interact with HSCs promoting fibrosis. Mast cells (MCs) infiltrate following liver injury and release histamine, increasing biliary proliferation. We evaluated if inhibition of MC-derived histamine decreases biliary proliferation and fibrosis. Wild-type and multidrug resistance 2 knockout mice (9-11 weeks) were treated with cromolyn sodium for 1 week to block MC-derived histamine...
October 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Fei Tong, Lei Luo, Daojun Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mast cells are sparsely distributed in the kidneys under normal conditions; however, the number of mast cells increases dramatically during renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (RI/RI). When mast cells are stimulated, numerous mediators are released, and under pathological conditions, they produce a wide range of biological effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intervention in mast cell function before reperfusion on RI/RI. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats (n=50) were randomized into five groups: sham group, ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) group, cromolyn sodium treatment group (CS+I/R group), ketotifen treatment group (K+I/Rgroup), and compound 48/80 treatment group (C+I/R group)...
2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Anca Maria Cimpean, Marius Raica
Scattered data suggested that disodium cromolyn, well known as a mast cell stabilizer shows some effects on tumor cells and tumor-associated newly formed vascular networks. Most of these studies used tumor cell lines assessed by in vitro studies. Nor disodium cromolyn effects on melanoma cell lines were studied yet, neither its influence on recruited tumor blood vessels or angiogenic growth factors expression. We designed here a study regarding disodium cromolyn effects on A375 melanoma tumor cells implanted on chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) and on blood vessels recruited by the experimental melanoma in the absence of mast cells, knowing that within CAM, the existence of mast cells are not certified yet...
December 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
Joon-Seok Choi, Jun Ki Kim, Yoon Jung Yang, Yeseul Kim, Pilhan Kim, Sang Gyu Park, Eun-Young Cho, Dae Ho Lee, Jin Woo Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 29, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Hao Wang, Jaqueline da Silva, Allan Alencar, Gisele Zapata-Sudo, Marina R Lin, Xuming Sun, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Carlos M Ferrario, Leanne Groban
The incidence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) increases in women after menopause, yet the mechanisms are unclear. Because mast cells participate in the pathological processes of various cardiac diseases, we hypothesized that mast cell inhibition would protect against estrogen loss-induced LVDD. The mast cell stabilizer, cromolyn sodium (30 mg·kg·d), or vehicle was administered subcutaneously by osmotic minipump to ovariectomized (OVX) female Fischer 344 × Brown Norway (F344BN) rats starting at 4 weeks after surgery...
July 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Ravi R Patel, Sundeep Chaurasia, Gayasuddin Khan, Pramila Chaubey, Nagendra Kumar, Brahmeshwar Mishra
Cromolyn sodium (CS), a mast cell stabiliser, is widely employed for the prevention and treatment of allergic conditions. However, high hydrophilicity and poor oral permeability hinder its oral clinical translation. Here, solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) have been developed for the purpose of oral bioavailability enhancement. The CS-SLNs were engineered by double emulsification method (W1/O/W2) and optimised by using Box-Behnken experimental design. The surface and solid-state characterisations revealed the presence of CS in an amorphous form without any interactions inside the spherical-shaped SLNs...
May 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
Ryuzo Higuchi, Mina Booka, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Tsuno
A 4-month-old breast-fed girl presented with poor weight gain, and had edema and repeated erythema from 5 months of age. The diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) was confirmed on (99m) Tc-labeled human serum albumin scintigraphy. Specific IgE radioallergosorbent test was class 3 for egg white, class 2 for egg yolk, and negative for other foods. Elimination of egg from the mother's diet and oral epinastine hydrochloride treatment and sodium cromolyn improved hypoalbuminemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, and erythema...
January 28, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Ravi R Patel, Sundeep Chaurasia, Gayasuddin Khan, Pramila Chaubey, Nagendra Kumar, Brahmeshwar Mishra
High hydrophilicity curtails the intestinal permeation of cromolyn sodium (CS) which in turn compels to compromise with its multiple biological activities. Hence, the present research was intended with an objective to develop CS encapsulated polylactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) nanoparticles (CS-PNs) for enhancing intestinal permeation. The CS-PNs were prepared by double emulsification solvent evaporation method (W1/O/W2). The "Quality by Design" approach using box-behnken experimental design was employed to enhance encapsulation of CS inside CS-PNs without compromising with particle size...
February 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Christopher Johnson, Victoria Huynh, Laura Hargrove, Lindsey Kennedy, Allyson Graf-Eaton, Jennifer Owens, Jerome P Trzeciakowski, Kyle Hodges, Sharon DeMorrow, Yuyan Han, Lucas Wong, Gianfranco Alpini, Heather Francis
The tumor microenvironment of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is composed of numerous cells, including mast cells (MCs). MCs release histamine, which increases CCA progression and angiogenesis. Cholangiocytes secrete stem cell factor, which functions via the MC growth factor receptor c-Kit. Here, we show that cholangiocytes express histidine decarboxylase and its inhibition reduces CCA growth. MC recruitment in the tumor microenvironment increased CCA growth. MC infiltration and MC markers were detected by toluidine blue staining and real-time PCR in human biopsies and in tumors from athymic mice treated with saline, histamine, histidine decarboxylase inhibitor, or cromolyn sodium...
January 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Dan Levy, Shahaf Edut, Renana Baraz-Goldstein, Vardit Rubovitch, Ruth Defrin, Dara Bree, Helaine Gariepy, Jun Zhao, Chaim G Pick
BACKGROUND: Chronic post-traumatic headache (PTH) is one of the most common symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) but its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Inflammatory degranulation of dural mast cells (MCs) is thought to promote headache, and may play a role in PTH. Whether mTBI is associated with persistent degranulation of dural MCs is yet to be determined. METHODS: Histochemistry was used to evaluate time course changes in dural MC density and degranulation level in concussive head trauma and blast mouse models of mTBI...
September 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Joseph V M Kelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Journal of Family Practice
Alessandro Mereu, Gemma Tedó, Adam J Moeser, Gerald Rimbach, Ignacio R Ipharraguerre
BACKGROUND: Previous work showed that weaning stress causes gut barrier dysfunction partly by triggering the release of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) and thereby inducing the degranulation of intestinal mast cell (MC). This study investigated the hypothesis that attenuating the weaning-induced activation of the CRF-MC axis via administration of a MC stabilizing agent (cromolyn) may improve gut permeability and piglet performance after weaning. RESULTS: To test the hypothesis twenty piglets were weaned (20 ± 1...
October 28, 2015: BMC Veterinary Research
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