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Cromolyn sodium

Jay Adam Lieberman, Jie Zhang, John Whitworth, Cary Cavender
BACKGROUND: There is a need for effective, non-steroid pharmacologic therapies for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Cromolyn sodium offers an option as mast cells have been implicated in the symptomatology of EoE and cromolyn has also been shown to have some anti-eosinophilic properties. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of cromolyn in reducing esophageal eosinophilia in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Secondary outcomes included symptom improvement and adverse effects...
March 12, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Zachary N Warnken, Hugh D C Smyth, Daniel A Davis, Steve Weitman, John G Kuhn, Robert O Williams
Effective targeting of nasal spray deposition could improve local, systemic, and CNS drug delivery, however, this has proven to be difficult due anatomical features of the nasal cavity including the nasal valve and turbinate structures. Furthermore, nasal cavity geometries and dimensions vary between individuals based on differences in their age, gender and ethnicity. The effect of patient-specific administration parameters was evaluated for their ability to overcome the barriers to targeted nasal drug delivery...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Can Zhang, Ana Griciuc, Eloise Hudry, Yu Wan, Luisa Quinti, Joseph Ward, Angela M Forte, Xunuo Shen, ChongZhao Ran, David R Elmaleh, Rudolph E Tanzi
Amyloid-beta protein (Aβ) deposition is a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Aβ deposition triggers both pro-neuroinflammatory microglial activation and neurofibrillary tangle formation. Cromolyn sodium is an asthma therapeutic agent previously shown to reduce Aβ levels in transgenic AD mouse brains after one-week of treatment. Here, we further explored these effects as well as the mechanism of action of cromolyn, alone, and in combination with ibuprofen in APPSwedish-expressing Tg2576 mice...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Peter Keša, Daniel Jancura, Júlia Kudláčová, Eva Valušová, Marián Antalík
Hypericin (Hyp) is a hydrophobic pigment found in plants of the genus Hypericum which exhibits low levels of solubility in water. This work shows that the solubility of Hyp can be significantly increased through the addition of cromolyn disodium salt (DSCG). Performed studies using UV-VIS absorption and fluorescence spectroscopies demonstrate that Hyp remains in a predominantly biologically photodynamic active monomeric form in the presence of DSCG at concentrations ranging from 4.6×10-3 to 1.2×10-1mol·L-1...
December 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Haining Zhu, Xuezhi Wang, Meng Huang, Yi Jing, Di Zhang, Guanghong Ding
This research was conducted to verify the structural and functional characteristics of mast cells in the electroacupuncture (EA) effects on bradycardia. First, we examined the mast cell density at PC 6, adjacent acupoint LU 7, and a non-acupoint. We tested the effects of EA at PC 6 on heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) in rabbits with pituitrin-induced bradycardia. We also injected sodium cromolyn (Cro), a mast cell membrane stabilizer, at PC 6 30 min before EA to investigate if it affected the EA effects...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
Shreyasi Chakraborty, Nabanita Kar, Leena Kumari, Asit De, Tanmoy Bera
BACKGROUND: Type I hypersensitivity is an allergic reaction characterized by the overactivity of the immune system provoked by normally harmless substances. Glucocorticoids, anti-histamines, or mast cell stabilizers are the choices of treatment for type I hypersensitivity. Even though these drugs have the anti-allergic effect, they can have several side effects in prolong use. Cedrol is the main bioactive compound of Cedrus atlantica with anti-tumor, anti-oxidative, and platelet-activating factor inhibiting properties...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Xiaolei Huang, Weicheng Zhao, Dan Hu, Xue Han, Hanbin Wang, Jianyu Yang, Yang Xu, Yuantao Li, Weifeng Yao, Chaojin Chen
BACKGROUND: Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (IIR) leads to acute lung injury (ALI) distally by aggravating pulmonary oxidative stress. Resveratrol is effective in attenuating ALI through its antioxidant capacity. This study aimed to determine the effects of resveratrol on IIR-induced ALI and to explore the role of mast cells (MCs) activation in a rat model of IIR. METHODS: Adult Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to IIR by occluding the superior mesenteric artery for 60min followed by 4-hour reperfusion...
September 15, 2017: Life Sciences
Lei Zhang, Jun Song, Tao Bai, Wei Qian, Xiao-Hua Hou
Psychological stress has been associated with intestinal epithelial hyperpermeability, the basic process in various functional and organic bowel diseases. In the present study, we aimed to clarify the differences and underlining mechanisms in stress-induced barrier disruption in functionally and structurally distinct epitheliums, including the villus epithelium (VE) and follicle-associated epithelium (FAE), a specialized epithelium overlaid the domes of Peyer's lymphoid follicles. Employing an Ussing Chamber system, the epithelial permeability was assessed in rats following water avoidance stress (WAS) in vivo and in mucosa tissues exposed to corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) ex vivo...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
Shama Yasmeen, Riyazuddeen, Faizan Abul Qais
Cromolyn sodium is an anti-allergic drug effective for treatment in asthma and allergic rhinitis. In this project, interaction of chromolyn sodium (CS) with human serum albumin (HSA) has been investigated by various techniques such as UV-vis, fluorescence, circular dichorism (CD), fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetric (ITC) and molecular docking. The fluorescence quenching results revealed that there was static quenching mechanism in the interactions of CS with HSA...
December 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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...
May 2017: Drug Research
Longze Zhang, Tao Wang, Martin Chang, Claire Kaiser, Jason D Kim, Tianyu Wu, Xiaoyi Cao, Xinping Zhang, Edward M Schwarz
Investigations of teriparatide (recombinant parathyroid hormone [rPTH]) as a potential treatment for critical defects have demonstrated the predicted anabolic effects on bone formation, and significant non-anabolic effects on healing via undefined mechanisms. Specifically, studies in murine models of structural allograft healing demonstrated that rPTH treatment increased angiogenesis (vessels <30 μm), and decreased arteriogenesis (>30 μm) and mast cell numbers, which lead to decreased fibrosis and accelerated healing...
September 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Ellen L Hughes, Felix Becker, Roderick J Flower, Julia C Buckingham, Felicity N E Gavins
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In recent years, studies have focused on the resolution of inflammation, which can be achieved by endogenous anti-inflammatory agonists such as Annexin A1 (AnxA1). Here, we investigated the effects of mast cells (MCs) on early LPS-induced neutrophil recruitment and the involvement of the AnxA1-formyl peptide receptor 2/ALX (FPR2/ALX or lipoxin A4 receptor) pathway. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Intravital microscopy (IVM) was used to visualize and quantify the effects of LPS (10 μg per mouse i...
July 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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
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