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Connections Of Caas With Physiopathology Possible Clinical Developments

Many naturally occurring compounds found in the human body activate CAs at physiological concentrations (Supuran et al. 1991 Supuran and Balaban 1994 Scoz-zafava and Supuran 2002b). Examples are histamine, serotonin, dopamine, adrenaline, noradrenaline and other catecholamines, which are important autacoids some amino acids and oligopeptides, some of which are hormones (Supuran and Puscas 1994) and others (such as b-alanyl-histidine) have been proved to possess different physiological roles...

Sulfonamides In The Treatment Of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a chronic, degenerative eye disease, characterized by high IOP, which causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve head, and, as a result, the progressive loss of visual function and eventually blindness (Bartlett and Jaanus 1989 Maren 1992, 1995). Elevated IOP (ocular hypertension) is generally indicative of an early stage of the disease (Bartlett and Jaanus 1989 Soltau and Zimmerman 2002 Hoyng and Kitazawa 2002). CAIs represent the most physiological treatment of glaucoma,...

Ca Inhibition As An Approach To Anticancer Therapy

Although there are no complete data that would link the phenotypic or therapeutic effects of CA inhibition as a means of tumor pH manipulation to perturbed activity of particular CA isozymes, the literature available so far clearly indicates that this is an exploitable avenue toward treating cancer. Teicher and co-workers (1993) showed that acetalozamide, a prototype carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (CAI) of several CA isozymes, reduced in vivo growth of tumors when given alone and produced...

CAIs In Macular Edema Macular Degeneration And Related Ocular Pathologies

Optic nerve blood flow is diminished in the eyes of primary open-angle glaucoma suspects and patients (Pilts-Seymour et al. 2001). Because sulfonamides with CAI properties act as vasodilators (Supuran and Scozzafava 2000), this might explain the use of such drugs for treating retinal edema and age-related macular degeneration. In consequence, these pharmacological agents represent a new approach for improving visual function. Retinal edema (also referred to as cystoid macular edema) consists of...

Physiological Functions Of Cas

It is not clear whether the other reactions catalyzed by CAs Figure 1.1 except for CO2 hydration bicarbonate dehydration have physiological relevance Supuran et al. 2003 . Thus, at present, only the reaction in Equation 1.1, Figure 1.1, is considered to be the physiological one in which these enzymes are involved. In prokaryotes, CAs possess two general functions 1 transport of CO2 bicar-bonate between different tissues of the organism and 2 provide CO2 bicarbonate for enzymatic reactions Smith...