Mechanism of action of MY-1250, an active metabolite of Repirinast, in inhibiting histamine release from rat mast cells.Br J Pharmacol. 1992 Mar; 105(3):587-90.BJ
1. When MY-1250 (3.6 x 10(-5) M) was added to mast cells, it caused a rapid increase in adenosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate (cyclic AMP) and decrease in adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP), both of which recovered to their original levels within 2 min. The accumulation of cyclic AMP was maximal at 20 s after challenge with MY-1250. The minimum level of ATP was observed at 20 s after addition of MY-1250. 2. The initial rise in [Ca2+]i and the histamine release induced by DNP-AS antigen (40 micrograms ml-1) was most strongly inhibited at 20 s after incubation of the mast cells with MY-1250. 3. MY-1250 strongly and dose-dependently inhibited the histamine release from rat mast cells induced by antigen. Moreover, MY-125 strongly inhibited calcium ion mobilization from the intracellular Ca(2+)-store. 4. These results suggested that the inhibitory mechanism of MY-1250 on the initial rise in [Ca2+]i and histamine release induced by antigen was due to the inhibition of ATP-dependent Ca(2+)-release from the intracellular Ca(2+)-stores.