Effects of OKY-046, a selective thromboxane synthetase inhibitor, on blood pressure and thromboxane synthesis in spontaneously hypertensive rats.Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 1989 Sep; 37(3):139-44.PL
The effects of OKY-046, a specific thromboxane (TX) synthetase inhibitor, on blood pressure, urinary TX excretion, TX synthesis in blood platelets, kidney slices and aortic strips, were evaluated in adult spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). OKY-046 was dissolved in drinking water at concentrations of 1, 10, 100 mg/dl. The average intakes of OKY-046 were 1.4 +/- 0.1, 13.0 +/- 1.1, and 147 +/- 12 mg/kg/day, in rats who took 1, 10, 100 mg/dl of OKY-046 solutions for drinking water, respectively. The systolic blood pressure was significantly decreased by 34 mmHg only with the high dose of OKY-046 (147 mg/kg/day). OKY-046 suppressed the platelet aggregability to ADP and the release of TX B2, a stable metabolite of TX A2, from blood platelets in a dose-dependent fashion. Urinary excretion of TX B2 decreased significantly in both groups treated with moderate (13.0 mg/kg/day) and high doses of OKY-046 (147 mg/kg/day). The release of TX B2 from kidney slices was decreased only by the high dose of OKY-046, while the release of TX B2 from aortic strips was not changed even by the high dose of OKY-046. OKY-046 had no effect on urinary excretion of 6-keto-prostaglandin F1 alpha, a stable metabolite of prostacyclin, or, on its release from the kidney slices and aortic strips. These results suggest that the effect of OKY-046 on TX synthesis has organ specificity and that the antihypertensive effect of this drug in SHR is related to reduced renal TX synthesis.