1 Laboratory of Pharmaco-Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Biological Sciences, University Autonomous of Campeche, Av. Agustín Melgar s/n, Col Buenavista, C.P. 24039, Campeche, México
2 Facultad de Nutrición, Universidad Veracruzana, Médicos y Odontologos s/n C.P. 91010, Unidad del Bosque, Xalapa, Veracruz, México
3 Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas, Universidad Veracruzana, Av. Dr. Luis Castelazo Ayala s/n Col Industrial Animas, C.P. 91190, Xalapa, Veracruz, México
4 Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas del Instituto, Politécnico Nacional. Prol. Carpio y Plan de Ayala s/n Col. Santo Tomas, D.F. C.P. 11340, México
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the biological activity of an ASA (Amino-Steroid-Anthracenone derivative) against heart failure caused by the ischemia- reperfusion injury (translated as infarct area).
Biological activity exerted by ASA (0.001-100 nM) on infarct area was determined using an ischemia-reperfusion injury model. In addition, to characterize the molecular mechanism involved in the effect exerted by ASA on left ventricular pressure, some drugs such as estrone (0.001-100 nM), tamoxifen (1 nM), butoxamine (1 nM) and ZM-241385 (1 nM) were used.
The experimental data showed that ASA decreased the infarction area significantly (p = 0.05) compared to estrone. Other results indicated that ASA decreased left ventricular pressure and this effect was inhibited by ZM-241385. In addition, ASA increased cAMP levels in a time-dependent manner compared to control conditions.
The results showed that ASA decreases ischemia-reperfusion injury (translated as infarct area) via A2 adenosine receptor activation and these phenomena involve changes in cAMP levels.
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