Effect of compound IMMLG5521, a novel coumarin derivative, on carrageenan-induced pleurisy in rats.Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Jul 01; 661(1-3):118-23.EJ
Accumulative evidences have showed that some coumarin derivatives have significantly anti-inflammatory effects. To investigate the potential anti-inflammatory effect of compound IMMLG5521, a novel coumarin derivative, carrageenan-induced pleurisy model in rats was employed. The results showed that IMMLG5521 (5, 10 and 20 mg/kg) exhibited anti-inflammatory effects, reducing pleural exudate formation, decreasing total number of inflammation cells and polymorphonuclear leukocytes infiltration, attenuating histological injury and reducing TNF-α, IL-1β, MIP-2 and IL-8 release. Further investigation revealed that the compound may exert its anti-inflammatory effect via inhibiting nuclear translocation of NF-кB in inflammatory cells collected from pleural exudates. Taken together, the present results suggested that IMMLG5521 inhibited acute inflammation in carrageenan-induced pleurisy model that could be, in part, related to a reduction of release of inflammatory factors, another part may be related to an inhibition of NF-кB activation.