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Preparation and characterization of a novel aspirin derivative with anti-thrombotic and gastric mucosal protection properties.

Zhen XE, Zong M, Gao SN, Cao YG, Jiang L, Chen SX, Wang K, Sun SQ, Peng HS, Bai YH, Li S - PLoS ONE (2014)

Bottom Line: The use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASP) is limited by its adverse effects, especially the effect on the gastric mucosa.The derivative was named Ca-ASP.Taken together, the results showed that Ca-ASP possessed similar antithrombotic activity as ASP but without the side effect associated with ASP, and the underlying mechanism may center on inhibiting COX-2 without inhibiting COX-1, and thus favouring the production of PGE2, the prostaglandin that plays a vital role in the suppression of platelet aggregation and thrombosis, as well as in the repair of gastric damage.

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Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutics, Daqing Branch, Harbin Medical University, Daqing, China.

ABSTRACT
The use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASP) is limited by its adverse effects, especially the effect on the gastric mucosa. To address this problem, we synthesized a derivative form of ASP, prepared by modification of ASP with nano-hydroxyapatite (a kind of inorganic particle containing Ca(2+)). The derivative was named Ca-ASP. Structural study showed that Ca-ASP was a kind of carboxylate containing intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Rats given a high dose of Ca-ASP (5 mmol per kg body weight) showed similar anti-thrombotic activity as those given the same dose of ASP, but had much lower gastric mucosal damage than ASP (UI: 2 versus UI: 12.5). These rats also showed reduced expression of COX-2, but their COX-1 expression was similar to that of control rats, but significantly higher than that of ASP-administered rats. Furthermore, the level of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was up-regulated in Ca-ASP-administered rats compared to ASP-administered rats. Taken together, the results showed that Ca-ASP possessed similar antithrombotic activity as ASP but without the side effect associated with ASP, and the underlying mechanism may center on inhibiting COX-2 without inhibiting COX-1, and thus favouring the production of PGE2, the prostaglandin that plays a vital role in the suppression of platelet aggregation and thrombosis, as well as in the repair of gastric damage.

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SEM micrograph of (A) ASP, (B) Ca-ASP and EDS spectrum of (C) ASP, (D) Ca-ASP.
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pone-0098513-g003: SEM micrograph of (A) ASP, (B) Ca-ASP and EDS spectrum of (C) ASP, (D) Ca-ASP.

Mentions: The SEM micrographs of ASP and Ca-ASP are shown in Figure 3A and 3B, respectively. Both ASP and Ca-ASP had very similar crystalline structures as seen from the SEM micrographs of the two compounds. Elemental analysis of ASP and Ca-ASP was performed by EDS spectroscopy and the EDS spectra are shown in Figure 3C and 3D. The percentage of each element in the compounds is listed in Table 2. A carbon to oxygen ratio of 2.23∶1 was obtained for ASP, which was almost the same as the theoretical value of 2.25. Ca-ASP on the other hand showed a carbon to oxygen ratio of 0.323∶1 and calcium to phosphorus ratio of 1.68∶1.


Preparation and characterization of a novel aspirin derivative with anti-thrombotic and gastric mucosal protection properties.

Zhen XE, Zong M, Gao SN, Cao YG, Jiang L, Chen SX, Wang K, Sun SQ, Peng HS, Bai YH, Li S - PLoS ONE (2014)

SEM micrograph of (A) ASP, (B) Ca-ASP and EDS spectrum of (C) ASP, (D) Ca-ASP.
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pone-0098513-g003: SEM micrograph of (A) ASP, (B) Ca-ASP and EDS spectrum of (C) ASP, (D) Ca-ASP.
Mentions: The SEM micrographs of ASP and Ca-ASP are shown in Figure 3A and 3B, respectively. Both ASP and Ca-ASP had very similar crystalline structures as seen from the SEM micrographs of the two compounds. Elemental analysis of ASP and Ca-ASP was performed by EDS spectroscopy and the EDS spectra are shown in Figure 3C and 3D. The percentage of each element in the compounds is listed in Table 2. A carbon to oxygen ratio of 2.23∶1 was obtained for ASP, which was almost the same as the theoretical value of 2.25. Ca-ASP on the other hand showed a carbon to oxygen ratio of 0.323∶1 and calcium to phosphorus ratio of 1.68∶1.

Bottom Line: The use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASP) is limited by its adverse effects, especially the effect on the gastric mucosa.The derivative was named Ca-ASP.Taken together, the results showed that Ca-ASP possessed similar antithrombotic activity as ASP but without the side effect associated with ASP, and the underlying mechanism may center on inhibiting COX-2 without inhibiting COX-1, and thus favouring the production of PGE2, the prostaglandin that plays a vital role in the suppression of platelet aggregation and thrombosis, as well as in the repair of gastric damage.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutics, Daqing Branch, Harbin Medical University, Daqing, China.

ABSTRACT
The use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASP) is limited by its adverse effects, especially the effect on the gastric mucosa. To address this problem, we synthesized a derivative form of ASP, prepared by modification of ASP with nano-hydroxyapatite (a kind of inorganic particle containing Ca(2+)). The derivative was named Ca-ASP. Structural study showed that Ca-ASP was a kind of carboxylate containing intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Rats given a high dose of Ca-ASP (5 mmol per kg body weight) showed similar anti-thrombotic activity as those given the same dose of ASP, but had much lower gastric mucosal damage than ASP (UI: 2 versus UI: 12.5). These rats also showed reduced expression of COX-2, but their COX-1 expression was similar to that of control rats, but significantly higher than that of ASP-administered rats. Furthermore, the level of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was up-regulated in Ca-ASP-administered rats compared to ASP-administered rats. Taken together, the results showed that Ca-ASP possessed similar antithrombotic activity as ASP but without the side effect associated with ASP, and the underlying mechanism may center on inhibiting COX-2 without inhibiting COX-1, and thus favouring the production of PGE2, the prostaglandin that plays a vital role in the suppression of platelet aggregation and thrombosis, as well as in the repair of gastric damage.

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Related in: MedlinePlus