Stable Gastric Pentadecapeptide BPC 157: Novel Therapy in Gastrointestinal Tract

Author(s): Predrag Sikiric, Sven Seiwerth, Rudolf Rucman, Branko Turkovic, Dinko Stancic Rokotov, Luka Brcic, Marko Sever, Robert Klicek, Bozo Radic, Domagoj Drmic, Spomenko Ilic, Danijela Kolenc, Hrvoje Vrcic, Bozidar Sebecic.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 17 , Issue 16 , 2011

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Abstract:

Stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 is an anti-ulcer peptidergic agent, safe in inflammatory bowel disease clinical trials (GEPPPGKPADDAGLV, M.W. 1419, PL 14736) and wound healing, stable in human gastric juice and has no reported toxicity. We focused on BPC 157 as a therapy in peridontitis, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, intestine, liver and pancreas lesions. Particularly, it has a prominent effect on alcohol-lesions (i.e., acute, chronic) and NSAIDs-lesions (interestingly, BPC 157 both prevents and reverses adjuvant arthritis). In rat esophagitis and failed function of both lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and pyloric sphincters (PS), BPC 157 increased pressure in both sphincters till normal and reduced esophagitis. However, in healthy rats, it may decrease (PS) or increase (LES) the pressure in sphincters. It has strong angiogenic potential, it acts protectively on endothelium, prevents and reverses thrombus formation after abdominal aorta anastomosis, affects many central disturbances (i.e., dopamine and 5-HT system), the NO-system (either Larginine and L-NAME effects), endothelin, acts as a free radical scavenger (counteracting CCl4-, paracetamol-, diclofenac-injuries) and exhibits neuroprotective properties. BPC 157 successfully heals the intestinal anastomosis, gastrocutaneous, duodenocutaneous and colocutaneous fistulas in rats, as well as interacting with the NO-system. Interestingly, the fistula closure was achieved even when the BPC 157 therapy was postponed for one month. In short-bowel syndrome escalating throughout 4 weeks, the constant weight gain above preoperative values started immediately with peroral and parental BPC 157 therapy and the villus height, crypth depth and muscle thickness (inner (circular) muscular layer) additionally increased. Thus, BPC 157 may improve gastrointestinal tract therapy.

Keywords: Periodontal, esophageal, gastric, duodenal, intestinal, hepatic, pancreatic lesion, stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157, thrombus, anastomosis, dopamine, paracetamol, diclofenac-injuries, duodenocutaneous, fistulas, cholangitis, pentadecapeptide, PERIDONTITIS, gingiva

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VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 16
Year: 2011
Page: [1612 - 1632]
Pages: 21
DOI: 10.2174/138161211796196954
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