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2020 Feb 06


Mechanisms involved in the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of a new triazole derivative: 5-[1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl]-1H-tetrazole (LQFM-096).


Cardoso CS, Silva DPB, Silva DM, Florentino IF, Fajemiroye JO, Moreira LKS, Vasconcelos JP, Sanz G, Vaz BG, Lião LM, da Lima DS, Dos Santos F CA, Menegatti R, Costa EA
Inflammopharmacology. 2020 Feb 06.
PMID: 32030603.


The aim of this study was to design, synthesize and evaluate the potential analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of 5-[1-(4-fluorphenyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl]-1H-tetrazole-(LQFM-096: a new triazole compound) as well as to elucidate its possible mechanisms of action. The oral administration of LQFM-096 (10, 20 or 40 mg/kg) decreased the number of writhing in mice. At the dose of 20 mg/kg, LQFM-096 reduced the licking time at both neurogenic and inflammatory phases of the formalin test. Pretreatment with naloxone (3 mg/kg) and glibenclamide (3 mg/kg) attenuated the antinociceptive effect of LQFM-096 in the first phase of the formalin test. At the dose of 20 mg/kg, LQFM-096 also decreased the licking time in the acidified saline-induced and capsaicin-induced nociception. This effect was blocked by naloxone (3 mg/kg) pretreatment prior to the administration of LQFM-096. In addition, LQFM-096 inhibited hyperalgesia induced by carrageenan and PGE2. Naloxone (3 mg/kg) attenuated the effect of LQFM-096 through disinhibition of PGE2-induced hyperalgesia. The anti-inflammatory effect of LQFM-096 was demonstrated in carrageenan-induced oedema or pleurisy as well as CFA-induced arthritis. The hyperalgesia and cellular migration in CFA-induced arthritis were reduced significantly. Altogether, these findings suggest antinociceptive effect of LQFM-096 and implicate the modulation of ASICs/TRPV1 channels by opioid/KATP pathway. The anti-inflammatory effect of LQFM-096 was mediated by a reduction in oedema, leukocytes migration, TNF-α, PGE levels and myeloperoxidase activity.