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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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LC-MS scan pattern of Ca-ASP.
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pone-0098513-g004: LC-MS scan pattern of Ca-ASP.

Mentions: The molecular mass of Ca-ASP was measured by LC-MS, which gave a value of 1166.1645 (Figure 4). The molecular mass and the ratios of calcium to phosphorus and of calcium to oxygen corresponded to the structure of ASP-Hap, whereby one Hap molecule was conjugated to one ASP molecule, with the loss of a water molecule. As Ca-ASP was less soluble in water compared to ASP (3 g/L for ASP and 2.5 g/L for Ca-ASP), we predicted that it probably contains an ionic bond in addition to the hydrogen bond between the Hap and ASP components, consistent with the FTIR spectrum. Thus we proposed the structure of the Ca-ASP as shown in Figure 5.


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)

LC-MS scan pattern of Ca-ASP.
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pone-0098513-g004: LC-MS scan pattern of Ca-ASP.
Mentions: The molecular mass of Ca-ASP was measured by LC-MS, which gave a value of 1166.1645 (Figure 4). The molecular mass and the ratios of calcium to phosphorus and of calcium to oxygen corresponded to the structure of ASP-Hap, whereby one Hap molecule was conjugated to one ASP molecule, with the loss of a water molecule. As Ca-ASP was less soluble in water compared to ASP (3 g/L for ASP and 2.5 g/L for Ca-ASP), we predicted that it probably contains an ionic bond in addition to the hydrogen bond between the Hap and ASP components, consistent with the FTIR spectrum. Thus we proposed the structure of the Ca-ASP as shown in Figure 5.

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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