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Influence of TASP-V, a novel neuropeptide Y (NPY) Y-2 agonist, on nasal and bronchial responses evoked by histamine in anaesthetized pigs and in humans

1 In nine anaesthetized pigs we have studied the influence of intranasal or intrabronchial pretreatment with TASP-V, a neuropeptide Y (NPY) Y-2 agonist formed by the attachment of NPY 21-36 to a template-assembled synthetic peptide (TASP), on the functional responses to subsequent intranasal or intrabronchial histamine challenge. 2 In a parallel study, subjective and objective nasal airway resistance (NAR) increase following intranasal histamine challenge was evaluated in II healthy volunteers after TASP-V or placebo pretreatment. 3 In pigs, increase in sphenopalatine blood flow induced by histamine dihydrochloride nasal spray (0.25 mg kg(-1) in 3 mi of saline) was significantly reduced by 65% (P<0.05) following intranasal pretreatment with 10 mu g kg(-1) of TASP-V. Bronchoconstriction induced by histamine dihydrochloride nebulization (0.5 mg kg(-1) in 3 mi of saline) was significantly attenuated by 25 and 55% following aerosolized pretreatment with TASP-V analogue at 10 and 20 mu g kg(-1), respectively. 4 In healthy volunteers, objective increase in NAR and reduction in nasal minimal cross section area (MCSA) induced by intranasal spray of histamine dihydrochloride (15 mu g kg(-1) in 200 mu l of saline) were significantly attenuated by 50% following local pretreatment with 1.275 mu g kg(-1) of TASP-V when compared with saline. 5 It is concluded that intranasal or intrabronchial pretreatment with TASP-V reduced nasal obstruction and bronchoconstriction evoked by histamine challenge in the pig. In healthy human volunteers, this agent attenuated NAR increase and MCSA reduction induced by intranasal application of histamine.


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