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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086769/effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
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Mohamed M Hafez, Sherifa S Hamed, Manal F El-Khadragy, Zeinab K Hassan, Salim S Al Rejaie, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Naif O Al-Harbi, Khalid A Al-Hosaini, Mohamed M Al-Harbi, Ali R Alhoshani, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Shakir Dekhal Alsharari
BACKGROUND: Liver diseases are major global health problems. Ginseng extract has antioxidant, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effect of ginseng extract on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control group, ginseng group, CCl4 group and CCl4 + ginseng group. Liver injury was induced by the intraperitoneal (I.P) injection of 3 ml/kg CCl4 (30% in olive oil) weekly for 8 weeks...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078726/dissecting-the-cytochrome-p450-1a2-and-3a4-mediated-metabolism-of-aflatoxin-b1-in-ligand-and-protein-contributions
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Lars Olsen, Flemming S Jørgensen, Silvia Bonomo
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a chemically intriguing compound because it has several potential sites of metabolism (SOMs) while only some of them are observed experimentally. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 and 1A2 are the major isoforms involved in its metabolism. Here, we systematically investigate reactivity and accessibility of all possible SOMs in these two CYPs to elucidate AFB1 metabolism. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to determine activation energies for each possible reaction. Aliphatic hydroxylation on position 9A and 3α are energetically favored, whereas position 9 is the preferred site for epoxidation...
January 12, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073119/in-vitro-inhibition-of-human-cyp450s-1a2-2c9-3a4-5-2d6-and-2e1-by-grandisin
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Maísa Daniela Habenschus, Fernanda de Lima Moreira, Norberto Peporine Lopes, Anderson R M de Oliveira
Grandisin, a lignan isolated from many species of plants, such as Virola surinamensis, is a potential drug candidate due to its biological properties, highlighted by its antitumor and trypanocidal activities. In this study, the inhibitory effects of grandisin on the activities of human cytochrome P450 enzymes were investigated by using human liver microsomes. Results showed that grandisin is a competitive inhibitor of CYP2C9 and a competitive and mechanism-based inhibitor of CYP3A4/5. The apparent Ki value for CYP2C9 was 50...
January 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056947/triptolide-induces-hepatotoxicity-via-inhibition-of-cyp450s-in-rat-liver-microsomes
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Yan Lu, Tong Xie, Yajie Zhang, Fuqiong Zhou, Jie Ruan, Weina Zhu, Huaxu Zhu, Zhe Feng, Xueping Zhou
BACKGROUND: Triptolide (TP), an active constituent of Tripterygium wilfordii, possesses numerous pharmacological activities. However, its effects on cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP450s) in rats remain unexplored. METHODS: In this study, the effects of triptolide on the six main CYP450 isoforms (1A2, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2E1, and 3A) were investigated both in vivo and in vitro. We monitored the body weight, survival proportions, liver index, changes in pathology, and biochemical index upon TP administration, in vivo...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000546/ortho-methylarylamines-as-time-dependent-inhibitors-of-cytochrome-p450-1a1-enzyme
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Jayalakshmi Sridhar, Jiawang Liu, Rajesh Komati, Richard Schroeder, Quan Jiang, Phan Tram, Kevin Riley, Maryam Foroozesh
Members of the cytochrome P450 1A family metabolize many procarcinogens such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic amines. Inactivation of these enzymes is prerequisite for cancer prevention and treatment in certain cases. Mechanism-based inhibition (time and co-factor dependent) is an effective method for the inactivation of these enzymes. Our recent study on emodin analogs revealed an anthraquinone with ortho-methylarylamine moiety that exhibited time-dependent inhibition of P450 enzymes 1A1 and 1A2...
December 20, 2016: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994733/identification-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-the-major-human-metabolite-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-inhibitor-mcc950
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Manohar Salla, Mark S Butler, Ruby Pelingon, Geraldine Kaeslin, Daniel E Croker, Janet C Reid, Jong Min Baek, Paul V Bernhardt, Elizabeth M J Gillam, Matthew A Cooper, Avril A B Robertson
MCC950 is an orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of the NOD-like receptor pyrin domain-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome that exhibits remarkable activity in multiple models of inflammatory disease. Incubation of MCC950 with human liver microsomes, and subsequent analysis by HPLC-MS/MS, revealed a major metabolite, where hydroxylation of MCC950 had occurred on the 1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydro-s-indacene moiety. Three possible regioisomers were synthesized, and coelution using HPLC-MS/MS confirmed the structure of the metabolite...
December 8, 2016: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989148/chemical-reactivity-of-emodin-and-its-oxidative-metabolites-to-thiols
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Boyang Qin, Yang Xu, Jiaming Chen, Wenlin Huang, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Polygonum multiflorum is an herbal medicine widely employed in China. Hepatotoxicity of the herbal medicine has been well documented, but the mechanisms of the toxicity remain unknown. Emodin (EM) is a major constituent of the herb and has been reported to be hepatotoxic. The main purpose of this study was to define the metabolic pathways of EM in order to characterize the potential reactive intermediates. EM was incubated with rat liver microsomes or human liver microsomes, followed by LC-MS/MS analysis to investigate the in vitro and in vivo metabolism of EM...
December 19, 2016: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982683/the-in-vivo-effects-of-adenine-induced-chronic-kidney-disease-on-some-renal-and-hepatic-function-and-cyp450-metabolizing-enzymes
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M Al Za'abi, A Shalaby, P Manoj, B H Ali
Adenine-induced model of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a widely used model especially in studies testing novel nephroprotective agents. We investigated the effects of adenine-induced CKD in rats on the activities of some xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in liver and kidneys, and on some in vivo indicators of drug metabolism (viz pentobarbitone sleeping time, and plasma concentration of theophylline 90 min post administration). CKD was induced by orally feeding adenine (0.25% w/w) for 35 days. Adenine induced all the characteristics of CKD, which was confirmed by biochemical and histological findings...
December 16, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976871/metabolism-of-the-tobacco-carcinogen-2-amino-9h-pyrido-2-3-b-indole-a%C3%AE-c-in-primary-human-hepatocytes
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Medjda Bellamri, Ludovic Le Hegarat, Robert J Turesky, Sophie Langouët
2-Amino-9H-pyrido[2,3-b]indole (AαC) is the most abundant carcinogenic heterocyclic aromatic amine (HAA) formed in mainstream tobacco smoke. AαC is a liver carcinogen in rodents, but its carcinogenic potential in humans is not known. To obtain a better understanding of the genotoxicity of AαC in humans, we have investigated its metabolism and its ability to form DNA adducts in human hepatocytes. Primary human hepatocytes were treated with AαC at doses ranging from 0.1-50 μM, and the metabolites were characterized by ultra-performance LC/ion trap multistage mass spectrometry (UPLC/MS(n))...
December 15, 2016: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913846/potent-mutagenicity-of-some-non-planar-tri-and-tetrachlorinated-biphenyls-in-mammalian-cells-human-cyp2e1-being-a-major-activating-enzyme
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Yungang Liu, Keqi Hu, Hansi Jia, Guifang Jin, Hansruedi Glatt, Hao Jiang
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been classified as human carcinogens. Mutagenicity of lower chlorinated biphenyls as well as activation of transcription factors by some other congeners may contribute to the carcinogenicity of PCBs. Recently, we reported that human CYP2E1 activates mono- and dichlorobiphenyls to mutagens. However, mutagenicity of other PCBs and the involvement of other CYPs remained unknown. In this study, Chinese hamster V79-derived cell lines genetically engineered for expression of individual human CYP enzymes and a human hepatocyte (L-02) line endogenously expressing various CYPs were used to determine the activities of several tri- and tetrachlorobiphenyls to induce micronuclei and gene mutations...
December 2, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872784/ciprofloxacin-and-clozapine-a-potentially-fatal-but-underappreciated-interaction
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Jonathan M Meyer, George Proctor, Michael A Cummings, Laura J Dardashti, Stephen M Stahl
Objective. Clozapine provides a 50%-60% response rate in refractory schizophrenia but has a narrow therapeutic index and is susceptible to pharmacokinetic interactions, particularly with strong inhibitors or inducers of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A2. Case Report. We report the case of a 28-year-old nonsmoking female with intellectual disability who was maintained for 3 years on clozapine 100 mg orally twice daily. The patient was treated for presumptive urinary tract infection with ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally twice daily and two days later collapsed and died despite resuscitation efforts...
2016: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872699/the-effects-of-fenvalerate-on-hepatic-and-cerebral-xenobiotic-metabolizing-enzymes-in-selenium-and-or-iodine-deficient-rats
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Aydan Caglayan, Belma Kocer-Gumusel, Pinar Erkekoglu, Filiz Hincal
OBJECTIVES: Particularly in developing countries, selenium and/or iodine deficiencies are encountered and use of pesticides in agriculture are not well-controlled. Fenvalerate is a pyrethroid insectide used in agriculture and has applications against a wide range of pests. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of fenvalerate on hepatic and cerebral xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme activities in the presence of iodine and/or selenium deficiency on a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Iodine and/or selenium deficiency was induced by feeding three-week-old Wistar rats with a diet containing <0...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842484/strong-induction-of-cytochrome-p450-1a-3a-but-not-p450-2b-in-cultured-hepatocytes-from-common-marmosets-and-cynomolgus-monkeys-by-typical-human-p450-inducing-agents
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Shotaro Uehara, Yasuhiro Uno, Takako Suzuki, Takashi Inoue, Masahiro Utoh, Erika Sasaki, Hiroshi Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) and cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) are used as non-human primate models in preclinical studies for drug development. OBJECTIVE: The assessment of P450 induction in hepatocytes from marmosets and cynomolgus monkeys was performed using typical P450 inducers. METHODS: Induction of cytochrome P450 1-4 family enzymes was analyzed in two lots of cultured hepatocytes from common marmosets and cynomolgus monkeys after 24-h treatment with typical human P450 inducing agents by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
November 14, 2016: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819189/inhibitory-effects-of-curculigoside-on-human-liver-cytochrome-p450-enzymes
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Jixiao Lang, Wei Li, Jingming Zhao, Kaiyou Wang, Dexi Chen
1. Curculigoside possesses numerous pharmacological activities, and however, little data available for the effects of curculigoside on the activity of human liver cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. 2. This study investigates the inhibitory effects of curculigoside on the main human liver CYP isoforms. In this study, the inhibitory effects of curculigoside on the eight human liver CYP isoforms 1A2, 2A6, 2E1, 2D6, 2C9, 2C19, 2C8, and 3A4 were investigated in human liver microsomes. 3. The results indicated that curculigoside could inhibit the activity of CYP1A2, CYP2C8, and CYP3A4, with IC50 values of 15...
November 5, 2016: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799384/severe-asthma-exists-despite-suppressed-tissue-inflammation-findings-of-the-u-biopred-study
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Susan J Wilson, Jonathan A Ward, Ana R Sousa, Julie Corfield, Aruna T Bansal, Bertrand De Meulder, Diane Lefaudeux, Charles Auffray, Matthew J Loza, Frederic Baribaud, Neil Fitch, Peter J Sterk, Kian Fan Chung, David Gibeon, Kai Sun, Yi-Ke Guo, Ian Adcock, Ratko Djukanovic, Barbro Dahlen, Pascal Chanez, Dominick Shaw, Norbert Krug, Jens Hohlfeld, Thomas Sandström, Peter H Howarth
The U-BIOPRED study is a multicentre European study aimed at a better understanding of severe asthma. It included three steroid-treated adult asthma groups (severe nonsmokers (SAn group), severe current/ex-smokers (SAs/ex group) and those with mild-moderate disease (MMA group)) and healthy controls (HC group). The aim of this cross-sectional, bronchoscopy substudy was to compare bronchial immunopathology between these groups.In 158 participants, bronchial biopsies and bronchial epithelial brushings were collected for immunopathologic and transcriptomic analysis...
November 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783977/targeting-the-entry-region-of-hsp90-s-atp-binding-pocket-with-a-novel-6-7-dihydrothieno-3-2-c-pyridin-5-4h-yl-amide
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Ju Hui Jeong, Yong Jin Oh, Yunmee Lho, Sun You Park, Kwang-Hyeon Liu, Eunyoung Ha, Young Ho Seo
The molecular chaperone Hsp90 plays an important role in cancer cell survival and proliferation by regulating the maturation and stabilization of numerous oncogenic proteins. Due to its potential to simultaneously disable multiple signaling pathways, Hsp90 has emerged as an attractive therapeutic target for cancer treatment. In this study, the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of a series of Hsp90 inhibitors are described. Among the synthetic compounds, 6,7-dihydrothieno [3,2-c]pyridin-5(4H)-yl amide 19 exhibits a remarkable binding affinity to the N-terminus of Hsp90 in a fluorescence polarization (FP) binding assay (IC50 = 50...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783651/collagen-xii-contributes-to-epicardial-and-connective-tissues-in-the-zebrafish-heart-during-ontogenesis-and-regeneration
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Jan Marro, Catherine Pfefferli, Anne-Sophie de Preux Charles, Thomas Bise, Anna Jaźwińska
Zebrafish heart regeneration depends on cardiac cell proliferation, epicardium activation and transient reparative tissue deposition. The contribution and the regulation of specific collagen types during the regenerative process, however, remain poorly characterized. Here, we identified that the non-fibrillar type XII collagen, which serves as a matrix-bridging component, is expressed in the epicardium of the zebrafish heart, and is boosted after cryoinjury-induced ventricular damage. During heart regeneration, an intense deposition of Collagen XII covers the outer epicardial cap and the interstitial reparative tissue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783531/the-role-of-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptides-in-drug-absorption-distribution-excretion-and-drug-drug-interactions
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Daniella Kovacsics, Izabel Patik, Csilla Özvegy-Laczka
The in vivo fate and effectiveness of a drug depends highly on its absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADME-Tox). Organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) are membrane proteins involved in the cellular uptake of various organic compounds, including clinically used drugs. Since OATPs are significant players in drug absorption and distribution, modulation of OATP function via pharmacotherapy with OATP substrates/inhibitors, or modulation of their expression, affects drug pharmacokinetics...
October 26, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783139/lack-of-effect-of-smoking-status-on-axitinib-pharmacokinetics-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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May Garrett, Timothy Taylor, Diane R Mould, Michael A Amantea, Ying Chen, Antonella Ingrosso, Yazdi K Pithavala
PURPOSE: Axitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1-3, is approved for second-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma. Axitinib is partially metabolized by cytochrome P450 1A2, which is induced by chronic heavy smoking. The effect of smoking on axitinib pharmacokinetics was evaluated in a non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient population with a large number of active and ex-smokers. METHODS: Data were pooled from six clinical studies-serial pharmacokinetics from two healthy volunteer studies (n = 58) and sparse pharmacokinetics from four NSCLC studies (n = 152)-for a nonlinear mixed effects modeling (NONMEM v7...
October 25, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722524/lipid-molecules-can-induce-an-opening-of-membrane-facing-tunnels-in-cytochrome-p450-1a2
#20
Petr Jeřábek, Jan Florián, Václav Martínek
Cytochrome P450 1A2 (P450 1A2, CYP1A2) is a membrane-bound enzyme that oxidizes a broad range of hydrophobic substrates. The structure and dynamics of both the catalytic and trans-membrane (TM) domains of this enzyme in the membrane/water environment were investigated using a multiscale computational approach, including coarse-grained and all-atom molecular dynamics. Starting from the spontaneous self-assembly of the system containing the TM or soluble domain immersed in randomized dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine (DLPC)/water mixture into their respective membrane-bound forms, we reconstituted the membrane-bound structure of the full-length P450 1A2...
November 9, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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