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Probucol attenuates overt pain-like behavior and carrageenan-induced inflammatory hyperalgesia and leukocyte recruitment by inhibiting NF-kappa B activation and cytokine production without antioxidant effects

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Zucoloto, Amanda Z. ; Manchope, Marilia F. ; Staurengo-Ferrari, Larrisa ; Alves-Filho, Jose C. ; Cunha, Thiago M. ; Antunes, Maisa M. ; Menezes, Gustavo B. ; Cunha, Fernando Q. ; Casagrande, Rubia ; Verri, Jr., Waldiceu A.
Total Authors: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: Inflammation Research; v. 66, n. 7, p. 591-602, JUL 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of probucol in inflammatory hyperalgesia and leukocyte recruitment in mice. Probucol at 0.3-3 mg/kg was administrated per oral 1 h before inflammatory stimulusAuthor: Kindly check and confirm the affiliation 1 have been correctly processed or not and amend if necessary. Thank you. We have corrected affiliation 1. We added the information to the appropriate boxes. However the state and the postal code are in a different order when compared to the other affiliations. Overt pain-like behaviors were determined by the number of abdominal writhings induced by phenyl-p-benzoquinone and acetic acid. Mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia induced by carrageenan were determined using an electronic anesthesiometer and hot plate apparatus, respectively. Leukocyte recruitment was evaluated by direct count or by determination of myeloperoxidase and N-acetylglucosaminidase activities. Antioxidant ability was determined by measurement of GSH levels, ABTS and FRAP assays. Cytokine production and NF-DB activation were evaluated by ELISA. Data were analyzed by ANOVA followed by Tukey's post-hoc. p < 0.05 was considered significant. Probucol reduced overt pain-like behavior, and carrageenan-induced mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia. These effects were accompanied by reduced leukocyte influx in both paw skin and peritoneum exudate. Probucol did not alter carrageenan-induced tissue antioxidant capacity at anti-inflammatory/analgesic dose. On the other hand, probucol inhibited carrageenan-induced IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha and CXCL1 production as well as NF-DB activation. Probucol presents analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities by employing mechanisms other than its antioxidant properties. These mechanisms involve targeting of pro-inflammatory cytokines and NF-DB activation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/08216-2 - CRID - Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases
Grantee:Fernando de Queiroz Cunha
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 11/19670-0 - Mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis, pain and sepsis
Grantee:Fernando de Queiroz Cunha
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants