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  • 1
    ISSN: 1432-0738
    Keywords: Key words Cyclosporin G  ;  Cyclosporin A  ;  FK506  ;  Cytotoxicity  ;  Cytochrome P-450 3A
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract FK506, cyclosporin A (CsA), and its structural analog cyclosporin G (CsG) are immunosuppressant drugs mainly metabolized by hepatic cytochrome P-450 3A (CYP 3A) oxygenase. FK506 metabolites exhibit greater toxicity than the parent drug, while CsA metabolites are far less toxic than CsA itself. The aim of our study was to compare the toxicity of CsG with CsA and FK506 as a function of CYP 3A induction. Hepatocytes from Wistar rats with or without dexamethasone (DEX) induction (200 mg/kg per day, p.o for 4 days) were used in primary culture. The DEX-inductive effect on CYP 3A was assessed by SDS-PAGE. After 6 h incubation with CsG, CsA or FK506 (5 to 200 μM), cell viability (expressed as IC50), intracellular calcium content and apoptosis were evaluated. Concerning cytotoxicity, IC50 values for CsG, CsA and FK506 were 75, 50 and 180 μM respectively in non-induced cultures, and 150, 120 and 25 μM in induced cultures. For intracellular calcium content, a dose-dependent increase was observed in all cultures. However this increase is more important for CsG and CsA in non-induced cultures (150%) compared to induced cultures (110%) at 150 μM. Conversely for FK506, this increase is greater in induced cultures (150%) than in non-induced cultures (127%). Estimation of the percentage of apoptotic cells shows similar variations. Our results show that the toxicity of the three drugs in rat hepatocytes is dependent on CYP 3A induction: increased for FK506, decreased for CsA and CsG. Moreover, with regard to the three tests used, the toxic effects of CsG are close to those of CsA, indicating that CsG metabolites are also less toxic than the parent drug.
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  • 2
    ISSN: 1432-0738
    Keywords: Key words Nephrotoxicity ; LLC-PK1 cells ; FK506 ; Cyclosporin A ; ATP
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract FK506 and cyclosporin A (CsA) are two potent immunosupressants with similar toxicity profile. Nephrotoxicity is the main adverse effect of both compounds. The aim of this study is to compare the in vitro nephrotoxic effects on renal epithelial cell line LLC-PK1 by measuring cell viability and energy status as evaluated by concentrations of ATP and ATP metabolites. Cell viability (expressed as IC50 was assessed via thiazolyl blue (MTT) assay after incubation for 4–24 h with FK506 or CsA. ATP and its metabolites were determined by HPLC after 4 and 6 h incubation with FK506 or CsA alone at the respective IC50. Both FK506 and CsA decreased cell viability to similar extents, in a dose- and time-dependent manner. After 4 h incubation, both drugs decreased ATP levels (−25%) and increased uric acid levels. However, the latter percentage increase was twofold higher with CsA (18%) than with FK506 (9%). The energy charge, calculated according to levels of adenine nucleotides, was decreased by 10% in FK506-treated cells and by 27% in CsA-treated cells. At the end of 6-h incubation, FK506-treated cells maintained ATP levels coupled with energy charge at near control levels whereas the levels were 32% lower in CsA treated cells. Compared to the 4 h-incubation, the increase in uric acid was similar for FK506 but was doubled with CsA. The decrease in cell integrity and ATP depletion induced by CsA in LLC-PK1 cells was only transiently observed with FK506. By preserving energy status, FK506 leads to fewer metabolic disturbances than CsA in the renal epithelial cell line LLC-PK1, demonstrating a minor potential nephrotoxicity.
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  • 3
    ISSN: 1432-0738
    Keywords: Key words FK506 ; Cyclosporin A ; Cytochrome P-450 3A ; Toxicity ; In vitro
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract Tacrolimus (FK506) and cyclosporin A (CsA) are two potent immunosuppressants mainly metabolized by hepatic cytochrome P-450 3A (CYP3A) monooxygenase. The aim of this study was to compare the toxic effects of the two drugs on hepatocytes in primary culture as a function of their metabolism and to explore the variations of cytotoxicity when both drugs are associated. The cytotoxicity of FK506 and CsA, as expressed by their IC50 values, was of the same order but with a switch according to whether hepatocytes were induced or uninduced by dexamethasone, CsA being more toxic in its native form and FK506 through its metabolism. Similar results were obtained with the intracellular calcium content. When both drugs were associated at their IC50 values, the expected additive cytotoxic effect was not observed. Moreover, when small quantities of FK506 were added to CsA at its IC50, cell viability improved in the induced cultures. It is hypothesized that the interaction between the two drugs relies on a mechanism involving both competition of FK506 and CsA for CYP3A and of their immunophilin complexes for a common site on the calcineurin-calmodulin complex.
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  • 4
    ISSN: 0899-0042
    Keywords: propranolol ; enantiomers ; immunogen synthesis ; selective antibody ; ELISA ; Chemistry ; Organic Chemistry
    Source: Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
    Topics: Chemistry and Pharmacology
    Notes: A selective antibody to (S)-propranolol enantiomer was produced in rabbits by immunization with a new conjugate of N-aminopropylpropranolol-albumin. A hapten was first prepared by condensing (S)-propranolol or the racemate with 3-bromopropylphthalimide followed by hydrazinolysis, and the resulting compound conjugated to serum albumin by means of a glutaraldehyde- or carbodiimide-mediated reaction. Rabbits were immunized, and titres and specificity of antibodies were determined by ELISA. The antibodies obtained were tested with (S)-, (R)-, (R, S)-propranolol, and other structural analogs. Selective (S)-antibodies recognized (S)-propranolol 20 times more avidly than (R)-isomer while an antiserum against (R, S)-propranolol recognized both (S)- and (R)-isomers to about the same degree. ©1993 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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