Pharmacology. 1998 Sep; 57(3): 132-8.
Portal hypotensive effects of DL-028 and prazosin on portal hypertensive rats.
Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
The portal hypotensive effects of prazosin and DL-028 (chem- ical name: 3-[[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]methyl]- 2, 3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-c]quinazolin-5(6H)-one(27b)), a synthetic alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonist, were assessed in portal hypertensive rats. Portal hypertension was induced by partial portal vein ligation in Sprague-Dawley rats. Two weeks after ligation, when the hyperdynamic state was stabilized the rats were anesthetized after an overnight fast and cannulated for measuring mean arterial pressure (MAP), portal venous pressure (PVP), cardiac index (CI) and heart rate (HR). Both DL-028 and prazosin (1, 3.3 and 10 microgram/kg) induced dose-dependent decreases of PVP and MAP after intravenous infusion, with effects lasting for longer than 30 min. The maximum percentage reduction of PVP after DL-028 was 10, 10 and 15%, respectively, for the dosages given (1, 3.3 and 10 microgram/kg), and 5, 12 and 25%, respectively, after prazosin. CI was not changed by either drug. HR was not changed by either drug except DL-028 at 10.0 microgram/kg with a bradycardiac effect. Our results showed that both DL-028 and prazosin reduced PVP in portal hypertensive rats.