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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523625/identification-of-a-novel-putative-inhibitor-of-the-plasmodium-falciparum-purine-nucleoside-phosphorylase-exploring-the-purine-salvage-pathway-to-design-new-antimalarial-drugs
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Luciano Porto Kagami, Gustavo Machado das Neves, Ricardo Pereira Rodrigues, Vinicius Barreto da Silva, Vera Lucia Eifler-Lima, Daniel Fábio Kawano
Malaria, a tropical parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium spp., continues to place a heavy social burden, with almost 200 million cases and more than 580,000 deaths per year. Plasmodium falciparum purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PfPNP) can be targeted for antimalarial drug design since its inhibition kills malaria parasites both in vitro and in vivo. Although the currently known inhibitors of PfPNP, immucillins, are orally available and of low toxicity to animals and humans, to the best of our knowledge, none of these compounds has entered clinical trials for the treatment of malaria...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522317/the-association-between-cytochrome-p450-3a-progesterone-receptor-polymorphisms-plasma-17-ohpc-concentrations-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth
#2
Martha L Bustos, Steve N Caritis, Kathleen A Jablonski, Uma M Reddy, Yoram Sorokin, John M Thorp, Michael W Varner, Ronald J Wapner, Jay D Iams, Marshall W Carpenter, Alan M Peaceman, Brian M Mercer, Anthony Sciscione, Dwight J Rouse, Susan M Ramin
BACKGROUND: Infants born before 37 weeks' gestation are of public health concern since complications associated with preterm birth are the leading cause of mortality in children under 5 years of age and a major cause of morbidity and lifelong disability. The administration of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) reduces preterm birth by 33% in women with history spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB). We demonstrated previously that plasma concentrations of 17-OHPC vary widely among pregnant women and that women with 17-OHPC plasma concentrations in the lowest quartile had SPTB rates of 40% vs rates of 25% in those women with higher concentrations...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499825/induction-of-cytochrome-p450-dependent-mixed-function-oxidase-activities-and-peroxisome-proliferation-by-chloramine-t-in-male-rat-liver
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María-Aránzazu Martínez, Irma Ares, Jose-Luís Rodríguez, Marta Martínez, María-Rosa Martínez-Larrañaga, Arturo Anadón
Chloramine-T is an antimicrobial agent recognized for its disinfectant properties widely used in food industry. As an N-chloro-compound, chloramine-T contains electrophilic chlorine and in water it hydrolyses to hypochlorite. Chlorine as hypochlorous acid or hypochlorite is a very reactive chemical which can function as both an oxidant and halogenating agent. Because chloramine-T could be involved in the metabolic activation of drugs, in the present study the effects of chloramine-T on the activities of some drug metabolizing enzymes in rat liver microsomes and peroxisome proliferation were determined in vivo...
May 9, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484907/inhibition-of-cytochrome-p450-and-uridine-5-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferases-by-mam-2201-in-human-liver-microsomes
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Tae Yeon Kong, Ju-Hyun Kim, Soon-Sang Kwon, Jae Chul Cheong, Hee Seung Kim, Moon Kyo In, Hye Suk Lee
MAM-2201, a synthetic cannabinoid, is a potent agonist of the cannabinoid receptors and is increasingly used as an illicit recreational drug. The inhibitory effects of MAM-2201 on major drug-metabolizing enzymes such as cytochrome P450s (CYPs) and uridine 5'-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) have not yet been investigated although it is widely abused, sometimes in combination with other drugs. We evaluated the inhibitory effects of MAM-2201 on eight major human CYPs (CYPs 1A2, 2A6, 2B6, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, and 3A4) and six UGTs (UGTs 1A1, 1A3, 1A4, 1A6, 1A9, and 2B7) of pooled human liver microsomes; we thus explored potential MAM-2201-induced drug interactions...
May 8, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482130/candidate-gene-study-of-functional-polymorphisms-in-slco1b1-and-cyp3a4-5-and-the-cholesterol-lowering-response-to-simvastatin
#5
J P Kitzmiller, J A Luzum, A Dauki, R M Krauss, M W Medina
Cholesterol-lowering response to 40 mg simvastatin daily for 6 weeks was examined for associations with common genetic polymorphisms in key genes affecting simvastatin metabolism (CYP3A4 and CYP3A5) and transport (SLCO1B1). In white people (n = 608), SLCO1B1 521C was associated with lesser reductions of total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Associations between SLCO1B1 521C and cholesterol response were not detected in African Americans (n = 333). Associations between CYP3A4*22 or CYP3A5*3 and cholesterol response were not detected in either race, and no significant race-gene or gene-gene interactions were detected...
May 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475098/genetic-polymorphisms-of-cytochrome-p450-enzymes-cyp2c9-cyp2c19-cyp2d6-cyp3a4-and-cyp3a5-in-the-croatian-population
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Lana Ganoci, Tamara Božina, Nikica Mirošević Skvrce, Mila Lovrić, Petar Mas, Nada Božina
BACKGROUND: Data on the frequency of pharmacogenetic polymorphisms in the Croatian population are limited. We determined and analyzed frequencies for the most important CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP3A4, and CYP3A5 genetic variants in the Croatian population. METHODS: 2637 subjects were included. Genotyping was performed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using TaqMan® DME or TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays, and by PCR, and PCR-RFLP analysis. RESULTS: For CYP2C9, allele frequencies of *2 and *3 variant were 14...
February 11, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465151/analysis-of-nonlinear-pharmacokinetics-of-a-highly-albumin-bound-compound-contribution-of-albumin-mediated-hepatic-uptake-mechanism
#7
Yukina Fukuchi, Kota Toshimoto, Takanori Mori, Keisuke Kakimoto, Yoshifusa Tobe, Takeshi Sawada, Ryuta Asaumi, Takeyuki Iwata, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Ken-Ichi Nunoya, Haruo Imawaka, Seiji Miyauchi, Yuichi Sugiyam
The cause of nonlinear pharmacokinetics (PK) (more than dose-proportional increase in exposure) of a urea derivative under development [Compound A: anionic compound (pKa: 4.4); LogP: 6.5; plasma protein binding: 99.95%] observed in a clinical trial was investigated. Compound A was metabolized by CYP3A4, UGT1A1, and UGT1A3 with unbound Km of 3.3-17.8 μmol/L. OATP1B3-mediated uptake of Compound A determined in the presence of human serum albumin (HSA), showed unbound Km and Vmax decreased with increased HSA concentration...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460548/clinical-pharmacology-of-neurokinin-1-receptor-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-associated-with-chemotherapy
#8
Bernardo Rapoport, Teresa Smit
Five NK-1 RA formulations are commercially available to treat the delayed phase of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) occurring between days 2-5 post chemotherapy (aprepitant oral capsule and suspension, fosaprepitant intravenous infusion, netupitant/palonosetron capsules and rolapitant tablet) but no direct comparative studies have been conducted to determine their relative clinical utility. Areas covered: Information on pharmacology and safety of the NK-1 RAs derived from PubMed showed that all bind the NK-1 receptor with high affinity and selectivity...
May 2, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458904/fluticasone-furoate-induced-iatrogenic-cushing-syndrome-in-a-pediatric-patient-receiving-anti-retroviral-therapy
#9
S A A van den Berg, N E van 't Veer, J M A Emmen, R H T van Beek
SUMMARY: We present a case of iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome, induced by treatment with fluticasone furoate (1-2 dd, 27.5 µg in each nostril) in a pediatric patient treated for congenital HIV. The pediatric patient described in this case report is a young girl of African descent, treated for congenital HIV with a combination therapy of Lopinavir/Ritonavir (1 dd 320/80 mg), Lamivudine (1 dd 160 mg) and Abacavir (1 dd 320 mg). Our pediatric patient presented with typical Cushingoid features (i...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454244/proliferation-of-sphere-forming-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-is-suppressed-in-a-medium-without-glucose-and-arginine-but-with-galactose-and-ornithine
#10
Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Resistance to sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells exhibiting stemness was evaluated using a sphere formation assay. A hepatocyte selection medium (HSM) deficient in glucose and arginine was used to suppress the proliferation of cell spheres composed of HLF and PLC/PRF/5 HCC cells, which were subjected to a sphere formation assay. Cell spheres were cultured with sorafenib and subjected to a cell proliferation assay and the expression levels of cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) were analyzed in RNA extracted from sphere-forming cells using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436563/an-in-vitro-system-for-measuring-genotoxicity-mediated-by-human-cyp3a4-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Michael Fasullo, Julian Freedland, Nicholas St John, Cinzia Cera, Patricia Egner, Matthew Hartog, Xinxin Ding
P450 activity is required to metabolically activate many chemical carcinogens, rendering them highly genotoxic. CYP3A4 is the most abundantly expressed P450 enzyme in the liver, accounting for most drug metabolism and constituting 50% of all hepatic P450 activity. CYP3A4 is also expressed in extrahepatic tissues, including the intestine. However, the role of CYP3A4 in activating chemical carcinogens into potent genotoxins is unclear. To facilitate efforts to determine whether CYP3A4, per se, can activate carcinogens into potent genotoxins, we expressed human CYP3A4 in the DNA-repair mutant (rad4 rad51) strain of budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and tested the novel, recombinant yeast strain for ability to report CYP3A4-mediated genotoxicity of a well-known genotoxin, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 )...
May 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418906/the-associations-of-genetic-polymorphisms-in-cyp1a2-and-cyp3a4-with-clinical-outcomes-of-breast-cancer-patients-in-northern-china
#12
Xianan Bai, Jingjing Xie, Shanshan Sun, Xianyu Zhang, Yongdong Jiang, Da Pang
BACKGROUND: Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A2 and CYP3A4 may play a role in the differentiation of clinical outcomes among breast cancer women. This study aimed to analyze the association of genetic polymorphisms in the CYP1A2 and CYP3A4 genes with clinicopathological features, protein expression and prognosis of breast cancer in the northern Chinese population. RESULTS: Firstly, SNP rs11636419, rs17861162 and rs2470890 in the CYP1A2 were significantly associated with age and menstruation status...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414290/-the-effect-of-isatin-on-protein-protein-interactions-between-cytochrome-b5-and-cytochromes-p450
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P V Ershov, E O Yablokov, Yu V Mezentsev, L A Kalushskiy, A V Florinskaya, A V Veselovsky, O V Gnedenko, A A Gilep, S A Usanov, A E Medvedev, A S Ivanov
Cytochromes P450 (CYP) are involved in numerous biochemical processes including metabolism of xenobiotics, biosynthesis of cholesterol, steroid hormones etc. Since some CYP catalyze indol oxidation to isatin, we have hypothesized that isatin can regulate protein-protein interactions (PPI) between components of the CYP system thus representing a (negative?) feedback mechanism. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible effect of isatin on interaction of human CYP with cytochrome b5 (CYB5A). Using the optical biosensor test system employing surface plasmon resonance (SPR) we have investigated interaction of immobilized CYB5A with various CYP in the absence and in the presence of isatin...
March 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414242/discovery-of-2-2-ethyl-6-4-2-3-hydroxyazetidin-1-yl-2-oxoethyl-piperazin-1-yl-8-methylimidazo-1-2-a-pyridin-3-yl-methylamino-4-4-fluorophenyl-thiazole-5-carbonitrile-glpg1690-a-first-in-class-autotaxin-inhibitor-undergoing-clinical-evaluation-for-the-treatment
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Nicolas Desroy, Christopher Housseman, Xavier Bock, Agnès Joncour, Natacha Bienvenu, Laëtitia Cherel, Virginie Labeguere, Emilie Rondet, Christophe Peixoto, Jean-Marie Grassot, Olivier Picolet, Denis Annoot, Nicolas Triballeau, Alain Monjardet, Emanuelle Wakselman, Veronique Roncoroni, Sandrine Le Tallec, Roland Blanque, Celine Cottereaux, Nele Vandervoort, Thierry Christophe, Patrick Mollat, Marieke Lamers, Marielle Auberval, Boska Hrvacic, Jovica Ralic, Line Oste, Ellen van der Aar, Reginald Brys, Bertrand Heckmann
Autotaxin is a circulating enzyme with a major role in the production of lysophosphatic acid (LPA) species in blood. A role for the autotaxin/LPA axis has been suggested in many disease areas including pulmonary fibrosis. Structural modifications of the known autotaxin inhibitor lead compound 1, to attenuate hERG inhibition, remove CYP3A4 time-dependent inhibition, and improve pharmacokinetic properties, led to the identification of clinical candidate GLPG1690 (11). Compound 11 was able to cause a sustained reduction of LPA levels in plasma in vivo and was shown to be efficacious in a bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis model in mice and in reducing extracellular matrix deposition in the lung while also reducing LPA 18:2 content in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411281/long-term-stability-of-cryopreserved-human-hepatocytes-evaluation-of-phase-i-and-ii-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-activities-and-cyp3a4-5-induction-for-more-than-a-decade
#15
Miyako Sudo, Mitsuhiro Nishihara, Junzo Takahashi, Satoru Asahi
We evaluated the long term stability of hepatocytes stored in vapor phase of liquid nitrogen for their viability, cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A2 activity, CYP3A4/5 activity, uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyl transferase (UGT) activity, sulfotransferase (SULT) activity, and CYP3A4/5 induction during 14 years of preservation. No substantial degradation of viability, CYP1A2 activity, UGT activity, or CYP3A4/5 induction was observed. CYP3A4/5 activity showed a slight decrease after 7 years of storage, and SULT activity gradually decreased during storage, although substantial activities remained even after 14 years...
April 14, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407303/rifampicin-reverses-nicardipine-effect-inducing-uncontrolled-essential-hypertension
#16
Elena-Mihaela Cordeanu, Sébastien Gaertner, Alix Faller, Corina Mirea, Jean-Marc Lessinger, Veronique Kemmel, Dominique Stephan
Dihydropyridine calcium-channel blockers are a known substrate for the cytochrome P450 isoform 3A4. Rifampicin, an antitubercular agent, is one of the most potent inducers of hepatic and intestinal CYP3A4 thus increasing dihydropyridine metabolism. We report a case of a 67-year-old hypertensive female treated with a 4-drug antihypertensive regimen including a dihydropyridine (nicardipine 50mg bid), who was admitted for septic arthritis of the knee requiring antibiotic treatment with teicoplanin 400mg od and rifampicin 600mg bid...
April 13, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393710/rolapitant-a-nk-1-receptor-antagonist-for-the-prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting
#17
Bernardo Leon Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Nausea and vomiting are among the most feared side effects of chemotherapy and can prevent cancer patients from completing their treatment regimens. Rolapitant is a highly selective neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonist with very good oral activity, central nervous system penetration and a long (180-hour) plasma half-life. Unlike other available NK-1 receptor antagonists, rolapitant does not inhibit or induce cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4. METHODS: Findings from recent phase II and III clinical trials of rolapitant in patients receiving highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy are reviewed and discussed...
April 6, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379598/sildenafil-associated-hepatoxicity-a-review-of-the-literature
#18
S Graziano, A Montana, S Zaami, M C Rotolo, A Minutillo, F P Busardò, E Marinelli
Sildenafil citrate (Viagra®) is a vasoactive agent available worldwide since 1998 for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. It is a selective phosphodiesterase type 5-enzyme inhibitor able to potentiate the downstream effects of nitric oxide on smooth muscle relaxation and vasodilation through its effects on the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (c-GMP) pathway in the erectile tissue of the penis. When sildenafil is orally administered, it is rapidly absorbed with a maximum plasma concentration achieved within 1 h and has a terminal half-life of between 3 to 6 h...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376844/carboxylate-derivatives-of-tributyltin-iv-complexes-as-anticancer-and-antileishmanial-agents
#19
Durdana Waseem, Arshad Farooq Butt, Ihsan-Ul Haq, Moazzam Hussain Bhatti, Gul Majid Khan
BACKGROUND: Tributyltin (IV) compounds are promising candidates for drug development. In the current study, we evaluated in-vitro and in-silico profile of carboxylate derivatives of tributyltin (IV) complexes. METHODS: ADMET and drug-likeliness properties were predicted using MetaPrint2D React, preADMET, SwissADME and Molsoft tools. SwissTargetPrediction predicted molecular targets for compounds. In-vitro bioactivity was evaluated by quantifying cytotoxicity against HepG2, THP-1 cell lines, isolated lymphocytes and leishmania promastigotes as well as measuring protein kinase (PK) inhibition activity...
April 4, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376352/metabolic-profiling-of-five-flavonoids-from-dragon-s-blood-in-human-liver-microsomes-using-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#20
Yujuan Li, Yushi Zhang, Rui Wang, Lizhong Wei, Yulin Deng, Wei Ren
Although much is known about the pharmacological activities of Dragon's Blood (DB, a traditional Chinese herb), its metabolism in human liver microsomes (HLMs) and the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes has not been studied. This study aims to identify the metabolic profile of five flavonoids (loureirin A, loureirin B, loureirin C, 7,4'-dihydroxyflavone and 5,7,4'-trihydroxyflavanone) from DB in HLMs as well as the CYP enzymes that are involved in the metabolism of them. High-resolution mass spectrometry was used to characterize the structures of their metabolites and 10 cDNA-expressed CYP enzymes (CYP1A2, CYP2A6, CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP2E1, CYP3A4 and CYP3A5) were used to verify which isozymes mediate in the metabolism of the metabolites...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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