Pharmacological comparison of the stereoisomers of glyceryl-1-nitrate.

Arzneimittel-Forschung (1994-04-01)
T Zimmermann, M Leitold, H Laufen, K D Riedel, P Stoss

The enantiomers of glyceryl-1-nitrate, a metabolite of glyceryl trinitrate, were pharmacologically characterized in vitro and in animals. In the Langendorff heart (l) G-1-N was double as potent as (d) G-1-N with respect to the enhancement of coronary flow. The two enantiomers showed almost the same dose-response curves in rabbit aortic strips contracted with phenylephrine. In the same model there were no enantiospecific differences in the development of cross-tolerance to glyceryl-trinitrate. In anaesthetized rabbits, intravenous (l) G-1-N reduced the blood pressure slightly more than (d) G-1-N, while in the conscious dog the blood pressure lowering effect of (d) G-1-N was greater and had a much longer duration (4-6 versus 2 h) than that of (l)G-1-N. The differences in dogs are probably explained by enantiospecific pharmacokinetics: (d) G-1-N had higher plasma levels and showed a longer half-life of elimination than (l) G-1-N (more than 5 h versus 2.7 h). Both enantiomers enhanced the rate of survival after acute coronary ligature in rats with a tendency to higher long-term survival rates after the (d) form.

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1-Mononitroglycerin solution, 1.0 mg/mL in acetonitrile, ampule of 1 mL, certified reference material, Cerilliant®

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