Skip Navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Your Environment. Your Health.

Publication Detail

Title: Peripheral soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition reduces hypernociception and inflammation in albumin-induced arthritis in temporomandibular joint of rats.

Authors: Teixeira, Juliana Maia; Abdalla, Henrique Ballassini; Basting, Rosanna Tarkany; Hammock, Bruce D; Napimoga, Marcelo Henrique; Clemente-Napimoga, Juliana Trindade

Published In Int Immunopharmacol, (2020 Oct)

Abstract: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the synovial tissue, joint dysfunction, and damage. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are endogenous anti-inflammatory compounds, which are quickly converted by the soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) enzyme into a less active form with decreased biological effects. The inhibition of the sEH enzyme has been used as a strategy to lower nociception and inflammation. The goal of this study was to investigate whether the peripheral treatment with the sEH enzyme inhibitor 1- trifluoromethoxyphenyl-3-(1-propionylpiperidin-4-yl) urea (TPPU) could prevent the hypernociception and inflammation in the albumin-induced arthritis model in rats' temporomandibular joint (TMJ). After the induction of experimental arthritis, animals were assessed for nociceptive behavior test, leukocyte infiltration counts and histologic analysis, ELISA to quantify several cytokines and Western blotting. The peripheral pretreatment with TPPU inhibited the arthritis-induced TMJ hypernociception and leukocyte migration. Moreover, the local concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines were diminished by TPPU, while the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 was up-regulated in the TMJ tissue. Finally, TPPU significantly decreased protein expression of iNOS, while did not alter the expression of MRC1. This study provides evidence that the peripheral administration of TPPU reduces hypernociception and inflammation in TMJ experimental arthritis.

PubMed ID: 32736189 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Albumins; Analgesics/pharmacology; Analgesics/therapeutic use*; Animals; Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology; Anti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic use*; Arthritis, Experimental/drug therapy*; Arthritis, Experimental/immunology; Arthritis, Experimental/pathology; Cytokines/immunology; Epoxide Hydrolases/antagonists & inhibitors*; Male; Nitric Oxide Synthase Type II/immunology; Phenylurea Compounds/pharmacology; Phenylurea Compounds/therapeutic use*; Piperidines/pharmacology; Piperidines/therapeutic use*; Rats, Wistar; Temporomandibular Joint/drug effects*; Temporomandibular Joint/immunology; Temporomandibular Joint/pathology

to Top