Author(s): Cobb RR, Felts KA, McKenzie TC, Parry GC, Mackman N
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Abstract Vascular endothelial cells respond to cytokines such as IL-1 beta or TNF-alpha by undergoing a number of functional alterations. Among these alterations is the induction of cell surface adhesion molecules, including VCAM-1. In this report, we investigated the effects of a 3-alkoxybenzo[beta]thiophene-2-carboxamide (BZT) on the cytokine induction of VCAM-1 expression and activation of the transcription factor NF-kappa B in human endothelial cells. BZT blocked the IL-1 beta induced cell surface expression of VCAM-1 in human endothelial cells but did not prevent nuclear translocation of NF-kappa B. This study demonstrates that BZT is a potent inhibitor of VCAM-1 expression in human endothelial cells.
This article was published in FEBS Lett
and referenced in Medicinal Chemistry