Sep 7, 2002

Myocardial protection of MCI-186 in rabbit ischemia-reperfusion

Life Sciences
Tai-Wing WuKwok-Pui Fung


We observed that 3-methyl-1-1phenyl-2-pyrazolin-5-one (MCI-186), a newly-developed free radical scavenger, attenuated necrosis in the in vivo rabbit hearts upon reperfusion after prolonged ischemia. In rabbits undergoing 1 hour ligation of the anterior ventricular coronary artery, a single bolus injection of MCI-186 (1.5 mg/kg) was introduced into the post-ischemic heart immediately before 4 hour reperfusion. Compared to negligible necrosis in sham-operated control animals and 33.81 +/- 13.50% necrosis in the area at risk for the saline control group (n = 8), the MCI-186 - treated group (n = 8) had a necrosis of 13.27 +/- 4.60% (p < 0.05 vs saline control group). The pressure-rate index had a slight decrease in MCI-186 treated group compared to the control group (p > 0.05). However, the blood levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) in MCI-186 treated group (2.08 +/- 0.23 microM) was significantly smaller than that of 2.65 +/- 0.31 microM in control animals (p < 0.01), while sham control had an average MDA level of 1.91 +/- 0.40 microM, with p > 0.05 relative to that in the MCI-186 treated group. These data support our contention that MCI-186 reduces reperfusion injury in perfused hearts with prolonged ischemia and the mechanism for the...Continue Reading

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Sodium Malondialdehyde
Salicylhydroxamic acid
Diastolic Blood Pressure
Free Radicals
MCI 186
Entire Coronary Artery

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