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Human carboxylesterase

Mohit Mathew, Elaine Tan, Jason W Labonte, Shivam Shah, Christopher T Saeui, Lingshu Liu, Rahul Bhattacharya, Patawut Bovonratwet, Jeffrey J Gray, Kevin Yarema
This report describes the metabolic glycoengineering (MGE) of intracellular esterase activity in human colon cancer (LS174T) and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. In silico analysis of the carboxylesterases CES1 and CES2 suggested that these enzymes are modified with sialylated N-glycans, which are proposed to stabilize the active multimeric forms of these enzymes. This premise was supported by treating cells with butanolylated ManNAc to increase sialylation, which in turn increased esterase activity. By contrast, hexosamine analogs not targeted to sialic acid biosynthesis (e...
February 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
Dan-Dan Wang, Li-Wei Zou, Qiang Jin, Jie Hou, Guang-Bo Ge, Ling Yang
Mammalian carboxylesterases (CEs) are important serine hydrolases catalyzing the hydrolysis of ester- or amide-containing compounds into the corresponding alcohols and carboxylic acids. In human, two primary carboxylesterases including hCE1 and hCE2 have been identified and extensively studied in the past decade. hCE1 is known to play crucial roles in the metabolism of a wide variety of endogenous esters, clinical drugs and insecticides, while hCE2 plays a key role in the metabolic activation of anticancer agents including irinotecan and capecitabine...
January 23, 2017: Fitoterapia
M Jason Hatfield, Jingwen Chen, Ellie M Fratt, Liying Chi, John C Bollinger, Randall J Binder, John Bowling, Janice L Hyatt, Jerrod Scarborough, Cynthia Jeffries, Philip M Potter
Carboxylesterases (CEs) are ubiquitous enzymes that are responsible for the metabolism of xenobiotics, including drugs such as irinotecan and oseltamivir. Inhibition of CEs significantly modulates the efficacy of such agents. We report here that β-lapachone is a potent, reversible CE inhibitor with Ki values in the nanomolar range. A series of amino and phenoxy analogues have been synthesized, and although the former are very poor inhibitors, the latter compounds are highly effective in modulating CE activity...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Maxwell A Ruby, Julie Massart, Devon M Hunerdosse, Milena Schönke, Jorge C Correia, Sharon M Louie, Jorge L Ruas, Erik Näslund, Daniel K Nomura, Juleen R Zierath
Serine hydrolases are a large family of multifunctional enzymes known to influence obesity. Here, we performed activity-based protein profiling to assess the functional level of serine hydrolases in liver biopsies from lean and obese humans in order to gain mechanistic insight into the pathophysiology of metabolic disease. We identified reduced hepatic activity of carboxylesterase 2 (CES2) and arylacetamide deacetylase (AADAC) in human obesity. In primary human hepatocytes, CES2 knockdown impaired glucose storage and lipid oxidation...
January 17, 2017: Cell Reports
Patrick E Trapa, Kevin Beaumont, Karen Atkinson, Heather Eng, Amanda King-Ahmad, Dennis O Scott, Tristan S Maurer, Li Di
Prediction of intestinal availability (FaFg) of carboxylesterase (CES) substrates is of critical importance in designing oral prodrugs with optimal properties, projecting human pharmacokinetics and dose, and estimating drug-drug interaction potentials. A set of ester prodrugs were evaluated using in vitro permeability (parallel artificial membrane permeability assay and Madin-Darby canine kidney cell line-low efflux) and intestinal stability (intestine S9) assays, as well as in vivo portal vein-cannulated cynomolgus monkey...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Melynda E Watkins, Steve Wring, Ryan Randolph, Seonghee Park, Kendall Powell, Lissa Lutz, Michelle Nowakowski, Ram Ramabhadran, Paul L Domanico
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), the bisphosphonate ester prodrug of tenofovir (TFV), has poor bioavailability due to intestinal degradation and efflux transport. Reformulation using U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved esterase and efflux inhibitors to increase oral bioavailability could provide lower dose alternatives and reduce costs for patients with HIV in resource-limited settings. Inhibition of mucosal and intracellular esterases was studied in human and rat intestinal extracts (S9), where TDF was protected by the carboxylesterase inhibitor bis-para-nitrophenylphosphate, the ester mix EM1, and the generally recognized-as-safe (GRAS) excipient propylparaben...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mikael Boberg, Marc Vrana, Aanchal Mehrotra, Robin E Pearce, Andrea Gaedigk, Deepak Kumar Bhatt, J Steven Leeder, Bhagwat Prasad
The age-dependent absolute protein abundance of carboxylesterase 1 and 2 (CES1 and CES2) in human liver was investigated and applied to predict infant pharmacokinetics (PK) of oseltamivir. The CES absolute protein abundance was determined by LC-MS/MS proteomics in human liver microsomal and cytosolic fractions prepared from tissue samples obtained from 136 pediatric and 35 adult donors. Two surrogate peptides per protein were selected for the quantification of CES1 and CES2 protein abundance. Purified CES1 and CES2 protein standards were used as calibrators, and the heavy labeled peptides were used as the internal standards...
November 28, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Jibiao Li, Yifeng Wang, David J Matye, Hemantkumar Chavan, Partha Krishnamurthy, Feng Li, Tiangang Li
The liver plays a key role in cholesterol metabolism. Impaired hepatic cholesterol homeostasis causes intracellular free cholesterol accumulation and hepatocyte injury. Sortilin 1 (SORT1) is a lysosomal trafficking receptor that was identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) as a novel regulator of cholesterol metabolism in humans. Here we report that SORT1 deficiency protected against cholesterol accumulation-induced liver injury and inflammation in mice. Using an LC-MS/MS-based proteomics approach, we identified liver carboxylesterase 1 (CES1) as a novel SORT1-interacting protein...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Henrik B Rasmussen, Majbritt B Madsen, Peter R Hansen
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November 9, 2016: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
Mototsugu Ito, Hiroyuki Kusuhara, Atsushi Ose, Tsunenori Kondo, Kazunari Tanabe, Hideki Nakayama, Shigeru Horita, Takuya Fujita, Yuichi Sugiyama
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) is a prodrug of Ro 64-0802, a selective inhibitor of influenza virus neuraminidase. There is a possible relationship between oseltamivir treatment and neuropsychiatric adverse events; although this has not been established, close monitoring is recommended on the prescription label. The objective of this study was to predict interindividual variability of human exposure to oseltamivir and its active metabolite Ro 64-0802. By leveraging mathematical models and computations, physiological parameters in virtual subjects were generated with population means and coefficient of variations collected from the literature or produced experimentally...
January 2017: AAPS Journal
Sricharani Rao Balmuri, Uthra Selvaraj, Vadivel Vinod Kumar, Savarimuthu Philip Anthony, Aristides Michael Tsatsakis, Kirill Sergeevich Golokhvast, Thiagarajan Raman
Cadmium (Cd), classified as human carcinogen, is an extremely toxic heavy metal pollutant, and there is an increasing environmental concern for cadmium exposure through anthropogenic sources including cigarette smoke. Though Cd based nanoparticles such as cadmium oxide (CdO) are being widely used in a variety of clinical and industrial applications, the toxicity of CdO nanoparticles has not been well characterized. Herein we report the toxicity of CdO nanoparticles employing zebrafish as a model. Two different CdO nanoparticles were prepared, calcination of Cd(OH)2 without any organic molecule (CdO-1) and calcination of Cd-citrate coordination polymer (CdO-2), to evaluate and compare the toxicity of these two different CdO nanoparticles...
January 2017: Environmental Research
Ya-Jing Liu, Shi-Yang Li, Jie Hou, Yan-Fang Liu, Dan-Dan Wang, Yong-Shan Jiang, Guang-Bo Ge, Xin-Miao Liang, Ling Yang
White Mulberry Root-bark (WMR) is an edible Chinese herbal used for the treatment of inflammation, nephritis and asthma. This study aimed to investigate the inhibitory effects of ethanol extract from WMR against human carboxylesterase 2 (hCE2), as well as to identity and character natural hCE2 inhibitors in this herbal. Our results demonstrated that the ethanol extract of WMR displayed potent inhibitory effects against hCE2, while three major bioactive constitutes in WMR were identified on the basis of LC fingerprinting combined with activity-based screening of LC fractions...
December 2016: Fitoterapia
Sung S Choi, Kichul Yoon, Seon-A Choi, Seung-Bin Yoon, Seung U Kim, Hong J Lee
Advanced pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignant human diseases lacking effective treatment. Its extremely low survival rate necessitates development of novel therapeutic approach. Human neural stem cells (NSCs) are known to have tumor-tropic effect. We genetically engineered them to express rabbit carboxyl esterase (F3.CE), which activates prodrug CPT-11(irinotecan) into potent metabolite SN-38. We found significant inhibition of the growth of BxPC3 human pancreatic cancer cell line in vitro by F3...
September 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Kayoko Ohura, Hikaru Nishiyama, Saori Saco, Keisuke Kurokawa, Teruko Imai
Caco-2 cells predominantly express human carboxylesterase 1 (hCE1), unlike the human intestine which predominantly expresses human carboxylesterase 2 (hCE2). Transport experiments using Caco-2 cell monolayers often lead to mis-estimation of the intestinal absorption of prodrugs because of this difference, as prodrugs designed to increase the bioavailability of parent drugs are made to be resistant to hCE2 in the intestine, so that they can be hydrolyzed by hCE1 in the liver. In the present study, we tried to establish a new Caco-2 subclone, with a similar pattern of carboxylase expression to human intestine, to enable a more accurate estimation of the intestinal absorption of prodrugs...
September 16, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Jian Shi, Xinwen Wang, Jenny-Hoa Nguyen, Barry E Bleske, Yan Liang, Li Liu, Hao-Jie Zhu
The oral anticoagulant prodrug dabigatran etexilate (DABE) is sequentially metabolized by intestinal carboxylesterase 2 (CES2) and hepatic carboxylesterase 1 (CES1) to form its active metabolite dabigatran (DAB). A recent genome-wide association study reported that the CES1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs2244613 and rs8192935 were associated with lower DAB plasma concentrations in the Randomized Evaluation of Long-term Anticoagulation Therapy (RE-LY) study participants. In addition, gender differences in exposure to DAB were observed in clinical studies...
November 1, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
Upendra A Argikar, Philip M Potter, J Matthew Hutzler, Punit H Marathe
Over the years, significant progress has been made in reducing metabolic instability due to cytochrome P450-mediated oxidation. High-throughput metabolic stability screening has enabled the advancement of compounds with little to no oxidative metabolism. Furthermore, high lipophilicity and low aqueous solubility of presently pursued chemotypes reduces the probability of renal excretion. As such, these low microsomal turnover compounds are often substrates for non-CYP-mediated metabolism. UGTs, esterases, and aldehyde oxidase are major enzymes involved in catalyzing such metabolism...
2016: AAPS Journal
El Hassan Ajandouz, Stéphane Berdah, Vincent Moutardier, Thierry Bege, David Jérémie Birnbaum, Josette Perrier, Eric Di Pasquale, Marc Maresca
In addition to deoxynivalenol (DON), acetylated derivatives, i.e., 3-acetyl and 15-acetyldexynivalenol (or 3/15ADON), are present in cereals leading to exposure to these mycotoxins. Animal and human studies suggest that 3/15ADON are converted into DON after their ingestion through hydrolysis of the acetyl moiety, the site(s) of such deacetylation being still uncharacterized. We used in vitro and ex vivo approaches to study the deacetylation of 3/15ADON by enzymes and cells/tissues present on their way from the food matrix to the blood in humans...
2016: Toxins
Yoshiyuki Igawa, Seiya Fujiwara, Kayoko Ohura, Takatsugu Hirokawa, You Nishizawa, Shotaro Uehara, Yasuhiro Uno, Teruko Imai
Cynomolgus monkeys, used as an animal model to predict human pharmacokinetics, occasionally show different oral absorption patterns to humans due to differences in their intestinal metabolism. In this study, we investigated the differences between intestinal hydrolytic activities in cynomolgus monkeys and humans, in particular the catalyzing activities of their carboxylesterase 2 (CES2) isozymes. For this purpose we used both human and monkey microsomes and recombinant enzymes derived from a cell culture system...
September 6, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Monika Wierdl, Lyudmila Tsurkan, M Jason Hatfield, Philip M Potter
Carboxylesterases (CEs) are ubiquitous enzymes responsible for the detoxification of ester-containing xenobiotics. This hydrolysis reaction results in the formation of the corresponding carboxylic acid and alcohol. Due to their highly plastic active site, CEs can hydrolyze structurally very distinct and complex molecules. Because ester groups significantly increase the water solubility of compounds, they are frequently used in the pharmaceutical industry to make relatively insoluble compounds more bioavailable...
October 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Yonglei Cui, Xiangge Tian, Jing Ning, Chao Wang, Zhenlong Yu, Yan Wang, Xiaokui Huo, Lingling Jin, Sa Deng, Baojing Zhang, Xiaochi Ma
3-Acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) and 11-keto-β-boswellic acid (KBA) are widely used in the clinic as anti-inflammatory drugs. However, these drugs have the poor bioavailability, which may be caused by their extensive metabolism. In this study, we systemically characterized both phase I and II metabolism of AKBA and KBA in vitro. In total, four major metabolites were firstly biosynthesized and identified using 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy. Among them, three metabolites were novel. The kinetic parameters (K m , V max , CL int, and K i ) were also analyzed systematically in various biological samples...
2016: AAPS Journal
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