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Selective induction of bilirubin UDP-glucuronosyl-transferase by perfluorodecanoic acid


Arand, M; Coughtrie, M W; Burchell, B; Oesch, F; Robertson, L W (1991). Selective induction of bilirubin UDP-glucuronosyl-transferase by perfluorodecanoic acid. Chemico-biological interactions, 77(1):97-105.

Abstract

Differential effects of perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) on rat liver UDP-glucuronosyltransferase isoenzymes have been observed after a single i.p. administration of the compound to young male Sprague-Dawley rats. (1) Bilirubin glucuronidation was induced 2-fold. The induced state was stable for at least 3 weeks. (2) Glucuronidation of 1-naphthol, morphine and testosterone was decreased to half of the control values. These decreases were maximal after 12 days but all three activities returned to normal levels after 3 weeks. (3) Immunoblotting experiments indicated that the differential effects of PFDA on UDP-glucuronosyltransferase activities were due to modulation of enzyme protein concentrations rather than activation/inactivation mechanisms. With respect to its influence on UDP-glucuronosyltransferase isoenzymes, PFDA may be classified as a clofibrate-type inducer. The persistence of the induction after a single application however is unique among peroxisome proliferators and therefore PFDA may be a useful, elective inducer of bilirubin glucuronidation.

Abstract

Differential effects of perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) on rat liver UDP-glucuronosyltransferase isoenzymes have been observed after a single i.p. administration of the compound to young male Sprague-Dawley rats. (1) Bilirubin glucuronidation was induced 2-fold. The induced state was stable for at least 3 weeks. (2) Glucuronidation of 1-naphthol, morphine and testosterone was decreased to half of the control values. These decreases were maximal after 12 days but all three activities returned to normal levels after 3 weeks. (3) Immunoblotting experiments indicated that the differential effects of PFDA on UDP-glucuronosyltransferase activities were due to modulation of enzyme protein concentrations rather than activation/inactivation mechanisms. With respect to its influence on UDP-glucuronosyltransferase isoenzymes, PFDA may be classified as a clofibrate-type inducer. The persistence of the induction after a single application however is unique among peroxisome proliferators and therefore PFDA may be a useful, elective inducer of bilirubin glucuronidation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1991
Deposited On:29 Oct 2015 11:32
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 14:38
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0009-2797
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/0009-2797(91)90008-U
PubMed ID:1898504

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