Is effect of (S;S)-formoterol due to contamination of (R;R)-formoterol?
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Formoterol is a long acting selective ß2-adrenoceptor (ß2-AR) agonist of the so-called third generation of ß-adrenoceptor agonists. lt also has an onset action comparable to most short acting ß2-AR agonists. Formoterol has two chiral centres making four enantiomers possible. In this study we have examined (R;R)- and (S;S)-formoterol relaxing effect on guinea pig tracheal ring preparations, affinity to human ß2-AR in transfected COS-7 cells and the ability to influence pigment movement in frog melanophores with stable expression of human ß2AR. We also compared single concentration curves versus cumulative concentration curves on guinea pig tracheal preparations. In all three systems the (R;R)-formoterol is the most potent ß2AR agonist compered to (S;S)-formoterol with eudismic ratios ranging from 11 to 75. We also measure and theoretically calculated the effect of (S;S)-formoterol. VVhen the contamination of (R;R)-formoterol was subtracted the (S;S)-formoterol had effect, although approximately 72 times less then (R;R)-formoterol. We conclude that (R;R)-formoterol is the most potent ß2-AR agonist in three different systems and that (S;S)-formoterol posses an ß2-AR effect. We also show that cumulative concentration curves have higher EC50 values compered to single concentration curves and that this might be a consequence of recaptor desensitisation.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84528OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84528DiVA: diva2:560179