A standard, single dose of inhaled terbutaline attenuates hyperpnoea-induced bronchoconstriction and mast cell activation in athletes


The release of broncho-active mediators from mast cells during exercise hyperpnoea is a key factor in the pathophysiology of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). Our aim was to investigate the effect of a standard, single dose of an inhaled β2-adrenoceptor agonist on mast cell activation in response to dry air hyperpnoea in athletes with EIB. Twenty-seven athletes with EIB completed a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Terbutaline (0.5 mg) or placebo was inhaled 15 min prior to 8 min of eucapnic voluntary hyperpnoea (EVH) with dry air. Pre- and post-bronchial challenge, urine samples were analysed by enzyme immunoassay for 11β-prostaglandin(PG)F2α. The maximum fall in forced expiratory volume in 1 sec (FEV1) of 14 (12-20)% (median and interquartile range) following placebo was attenuated to 7 (5-9)% with the administration of terbutaline (P<0.001). EVH caused a significant increase in 11β-PGF2α from 41 (27-57) ng·mmol creatinine-1 at baseline to 58 (43-72) ng·mmol creatinine-1 at its peak post-EVH following placebo (P=0.002). The rise in 11β-PGF2α was inhibited with administration of terbutaline: 39 (28-44) ng·mmol creatinine-1 at baseline vs. 40 (33-58) ng·mmol creatinine-1 at its peak post-EVH (P=0.118). These data provide novel in vivo evidence of mast cell stabilisation following inhalation of a standard dose of terbutaline prior to bronchial provocation with EVH in athletes with EIB. 


Autor / Fonte:Andrew John Simpson, Johan Robert Bood, Sandra D Anderson, Lee M Romer, Barbro Dahlen, Sven-Erik Dahlén, Pascale Kippelen Journal of Applied Physiology 2016 February 4, : jap.00700.2015
Link: http://jap.physiology.org/content/early/2016/01/29/japplphysiol.00700.2015