Conformation-dependent inhibition of gastric H+,K+-ATPase by SCH 28080 demonstrated by mutagenesis of glutamic acid 820. (1/1128)

Gastric H+,K+-ATPase can be inhibited by imidazo pyridines like 2-methyl-8-[phenylmethoxy] imidazo-(1,2a) pyridine 3-acetonitrile (SCH 28080). The drug shows a high affinity for inhibition of K+-activated ATPase and for prevention of ATP phosphorylation. The inhibition by SCH 28080 can be explained by assuming that SCH 28080 binds to both the E2 and the phosphorylated intermediate (E2-P) forms of the enzyme. We observed recently that some mutants, in which glutamic acid 820 present in transmembrane domain six of the catalytic subunit had been replaced (E820Q, E820N, E820A), lost their K+-sensitivity and showed constitutive ATPase activity. This ATPase activity could be inhibited by similar SCH 28080 concentrations as the K+-activated ATPase of the wild-type enzyme. SCH 28080 also inhibited ATP phosphorylation at 21 degrees C of the mutants E820D, E820N, and E820A, although with varying efficacy and affinity. ATP-phosphorylation of mutant E820Q was not inhibited by SCH 28080; in contrast, the phosphorylation level at 21 degrees C was nearly doubled. These findings can be explained by assuming that mutation of Glu820 favors the E1 conformation in the order E820Q >E820A >E820N >wild-type = E820D. The increase in the phosphorylation level of the E820Q mutant can be explained by assuming that during the catalytic cycle the E2-P intermediate forms a complex with SCH 28080. This intermediate hydrolyzes considerably slower than E2-P and thus accumulates. The high tendency of the E820Q mutant for the E1 form is further supported by experiments showing that ATP phosphorylation of this mutant is rather insensitive towards vanadate, inorganic phosphate, and K+.  (+info)

A chimeric gastric H+,K+-ATPase inhibitable with both ouabain and SCH 28080. (2/1128)

2-Methyl-8-(phenylmethoxy)imidazo(1,2-a)pyridine-3acetonitrile+ ++ (SCH 28080) is a K+ site inhibitor specific for gastric H+,K+-ATPase and seems to be a counterpart of ouabain for Na+,K+-ATPase from the viewpoint of reaction pattern (i.e. reversible binding, K+ antagonism, and binding on the extracellular side). In this study, we constructed several chimeric molecules between H+,K+-ATPase and Na+,K+-ATPase alpha-subunits by using rabbit H+,K+-ATPase as a parental molecule. We found that the entire extracellular loop 1 segment between the first and second transmembrane segments (M1 and M2) and the luminal half of the M1 transmembrane segment of H+, K+-ATPase alpha-subunit were exchangeable with those of Na+, K+-ATPase, respectively, preserving H+,K+-ATPase activity, and that these segments are not essential for SCH 28080 binding. We found that several amino acid residues, including Glu-822, Thr-825, and Pro-829 in the M6 segment of H+,K+-ATPase alpha-subunit are involved in determining the affinity for this inhibitor. Furthermore, we found that a chimeric H+,K+-ATPase acquired ouabain sensitivity and maintained SCH 28080 sensitivity when the loop 1 segment and Cys-815 in the loop 3 segment of the H+,K+-ATPase alpha-subunit were simultaneously replaced by the corresponding segment and amino acid residue (Thr) of Na+,K+-ATPase, respectively, indicating that the binding sites of ouabain and SCH 28080 are separate. In this H+, K+-ATPase chimera, 12 amino acid residues in M1, M4, and loop 1-4 that have been suggested to be involved in ouabain binding of Na+, K+-ATPase alpha-subunit are present; however, the low ouabain sensitivity indicates the possibility that the sensitivity may be increased by additional amino acid substitutions, which shift the overall structural integrity of this chimeric H+,K+-ATPase toward that of Na+,K+-ATPase.  (+info)

Helicobacter pylori eradication with proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapies and re-treatment with ranitidine bismuth citrate-based triple therapy. (3/1128)

BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that short-term triple therapy comprising a proton pump inhibitor, plus clarithromycin and amoxycillin be used as first choice in treating H. pylori infection, while eradication failure patients should be further treated with a quadruple therapy. Nevertheless, conflicting results have been reported using these treatment regimens in different countries. METHODS: A total of 278 patients with H. pylori infection were randomised to receive one-week triple therapy, comprising clarithromycin 500 mg b.d., amoxycillin 1 g b.d., and either omeprazole 20 mg b.d. (OAC; 90 patients), or pantoprazole 40 mg b.d. (PAC; 95 patients), or lansoprazole 30 mg b.d. (LAC; 93 patients). H. pylori infection at entry, and eradication 4-6 weeks after therapy had ended, were assessed by rapid urease test and histology on biopsies from the antrum and the corpus. When eradication did not occur, patients were given a 2-week treatment comprising ranitidine bismuth citrate 400 mg b.d., tetracycline 500 mg t.d.s. and tinidazole 500 mg b.d. (RBTT). Eradication in these patients was assessed 4-6 weeks after conclusion of treatment by a further endoscopy. RESULTS: Six patients were lost to the follow-up. At the end of the first course of treatment, the overall H. pylori eradication rate was 78% (95% CI: 73-83) and 79% (95% CI: 75-84) at 'intention-to-treat' (ITT) and 'per protocol' (PP) analysis, respectively, without any statistically significant difference between treatment regimens, although a trend for better results with the omeprazole combination was observed. Moreover, H. pylori eradication was achieved in 82% (95% CI: 75-97) (ITT) and 86% (95% CI: 69-94) (PP) of 38 patients re-treated with RBTT regimen. CONCLUSIONS: Our data found that this short-term triple therapy is not a satisfactory treatment (< 80% eradication rate) for H. pylori infection. The 2-week triple therapy used as re-treatment in eradication failure patients yielded more promising results.  (+info)

High cure rate of Helicobacter pylori infection using tripotassium dicitrato bismuthate, furazolidone and clarithromycin triple therapy for 1 week. (4/1128)

BACKGROUND: When metronidazole is used in bismuth-based or proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy, the cure rate of Helicobacter pylori is usually high. However, metronidazole-resistant H. pylori strains, which are increasing in frequency, are a major cause of failed H. pylori eradication. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of non-metronidazole containing bismuth-based triple therapy for H. pylori infection. METHODS: One-hundred and eighty H. pylori-positive patients with endoscopically documented peptic ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia were randomly assigned to one of three 1-week regimens containing tripotassium dicitrato bismuthate (also called colloidal bismuth subcitrate) 240 mg b.d. and two antibiotics: furazolidone 100 mg b.d. plus clarithromycin 250 mg b.d. (Group A); or clarithromycin 250 mg b.d. plus amoxycillin 1000 mg b.d. (Group B); or furazolidone 100 mg b.d. plus josamycin 1000 mg b.d. (Group C). H. pylori status was assessed by rapid urease test, histology and culture of gastric biopsy specimens taken from both the antrum and corpus, both before and at least 4 weeks after completion of therapy. RESULTS: Thirteen patients dropped out (3 in group A, 5 in group B and 5 in group C). Based on an intention-to-treat analysis, the eradication rates achieved in groups A, B and C were 88% (53/60), 58% (35/60) and 77% (46/60), respectively. These differences were significant between groups A and B (P < 0.001), as well as between groups B and C (P < 0.05). Side-effects occurred in 7 (12%) patients in group A, 3 (5%) in group B and 8 (13%) in group C, and were mild, with the exception of vomiting in one patient (group C) that resulted in withdrawal from the study. CONCLUSION: One-week triple therapy, consisting of tripotassium dicitrato bismuthate, low-dose furazolidone and low-dose clarithromycin, achieves a high cure rate of H. pylori.  (+info)

Apical proton secretion by the inner stripe of the outer medullary collecting duct. (5/1128)

The inner stripe of outer medullary collecting duct (OMCDis) is unique among collecting duct segments because both intercalated cells and principal cells secrete protons and reabsorb luminal bicarbonate. The current study characterized the mechanisms of OMCDis proton secretion. We used in vitro microperfusion, and we separately studied the principal cell and intercalated cell using differential uptake of the fluorescent, pH-sensitive dye, 2', 7'-bis(2-carboxyethyl)-5(6)-carboxyfluorescein (BCECF). Both the principal cell and intercalated cell secreted protons, as identified as Na+/H+ exchange-independent intracellular pH (pHi) recovery from an intracellular acid load. Two proton transport activities were identified in the principal cell; one was luminal potassium dependent and Sch-28080 sensitive and the other was luminal potassium independent and luminal bafilomycin A1 sensitive. Thus the OMCDis principal cell expresses both apical H+-K+-ATPase and H+-ATPase activity. Intercalated cell Na+/H+ exchange-independent pHi recovery was approximately twice that of the principal cell and was mediated by pharmacologically similar mechanisms. We conclude 1) the OMCDis principal cell may contribute to both luminal potassium reabsorption and urinary acidification, roles fundamentally different from those of the principal cell in the cortical collecting duct; and 2) the OMCDis intercalated cell proton transporters are functionally similar to those in the principal cell, raising the possibility that an H+-K+-ATPase similar to the one present in the principal cell may contribute to intercalated cell proton secretion.  (+info)

Treatment options for Helicobacter pylori infection when proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy fails in clinical practice. (6/1128)

BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of Helicobacter pylori eradication regimens has not been extensively investigated in the clinical practice setting. The optimal treatment choice after an initial failed eradication attempt has not been determined. AIMS: To evaluate proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapies as first-line eradication regimens in clinical practice, and to establish the efficacy of second-line regimens in the context of an initial failed eradication attempt. METHODS: Three hundred and eight patients with dyspepsia and evidence of H. pylori at endoscopy were recruited. As first-line therapy, 116 patients received omeprazole 20 mg b.d. in combination with amoxycillin 1 g b.d. and clarithromycin 500 mg b.d. (OAC) while 192 patients received omeprazole 20 mg b.d. in combination with metronidazole 400 mg b.d. and clarithromycin 250 mg b.d. (OMC). H. pylori status was reassessed at least 4 weeks after therapy (25 patients failed to attend for further testing). Of 52 patients with an initial failed eradication attempt, 20 patients received a 1 week quadruple therapy regimen incorporating omeprazole 20 mg b.d., tripotassium dicitrato bismuthate 120 mg q.d.s., tetracycline 500 mg q.d.s. and metronidazole 400 mg t.d.s., 20 patients received a 2-week proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy regimen as described, and 12 patients received a further 1-week proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy regimen. RESULTS: Including 308 patients, the intention-to-treat (ITT) eradication rates for OAC and OMC as first-line regimens were 72% (95% CI: 63-80%) and 73% (95% CI: 67-79%) respectively. A per protocol (PP) analysis on the 283 patients who completed follow-up gives an initial eradication rate of 78% (95% CI: 69-86%) for OAC and 79% (95% CI: 73-85%) for OMC. There were 60 patients (21%; 95% CI: 17-26%) in whom the initial eradication attempt was unsuccessful. With second-line therapy, H. pylori was successfully eradicated in a further 35/52 (67%; 95% CI: 58-73%) patients. The eradication rates with the quadruple regimen and 2-week triple therapy regimens were 75% (95% CI: 56-94%) and 80% (95% CI: 63-98%) respectively (P = 0. 71). The eradication rate with a repeat 1-week regimen was 33% (95% CI: 7-60%). CONCLUSIONS: The eradication rates achieved in this 'in practice' study with recommended first-line 1-week proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy regimens were lower than the rates achieved with similar regimens in the clinical trial setting. A repeat 1-week proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy regimen was not successful as a salvage therapy. Both the 2-week proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy regimen and the 1-week quadruple therapy regimen were successful second-line treatments in >/=75% of patients.  (+info)

L-365,260 inhibits in vitro acid secretion by interacting with a PKA pathway. (7/1128)

The aim of this study was to analyse the antisecretory mechanism of L-365,260 in vitro in isolated rabbit gastric glands. We showed that compound L-365,260, described as a non-peptide specific competitive CCK-B receptor antagonist, was able to dose-dependently inhibit [14C]-aminopyrine accumulation induced by histamine (10(-4) M), carbachol (5x10(-5) M), 3-isobutyl-1-methyl-xanthine (IBMX) (5x10(-6) M) and forskolin (5x10(-7) M) with similar IC50 values respectively of 1.1+/-0.6x10(-7) M, 1.9+/-1.2x10(-7) M, 4.2+/-2.0x10(-7) M and 4.0+/-2.8x10(-7) M. We showed that L-365,260 acted beyond receptor activation and production of intracellular second messengers and that it had no action on the H+/K+ -ATPase. We found that L-365,260 inhibited cyclic AMP-induced [14C]-aminopyrine accumulation in digitonin-permeabilized rabbit gastric glands, suggesting that this compound acted, at least in part, as an inhibitor of the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) pathway.  (+info)

Helicobacter pylori: therapeutic targets. (8/1128)

Helicobacter pylori is now considered a major pathogen of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It is seen as an important cause of peptic ulceration not associated with NSAID use. It is also increasingly linked to other diseases of the GI tract, although the relationship between the organism and conditions such as gastric cancer, non-ulcer dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease is not as clear as is the case in peptic ulcer disease. This is probably because of a lack of well-performed, statistically powerful, prospective therapeutic trials that indicate that H. pylori eradication is of benefit in these diseases. The high infection rate without overt disease seen in many populations, especially from developing countries, probably contributes to this "credibility gap." While we have excellent therapeutic regimens available at this time, rational targeting requires that the objective evidence in favor of therapeutic intervention in upper GI disease, as well as the local H. pylori epidemiology, needs to be considered.  (+info)