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    Keywords: IN-VITRO ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; MODEL ; VITRO ; DNA adducts ; liver ; ENZYMES ; METABOLISM ; MICE ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; kidney ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; LIVER-MICROSOMES ; RAT ; P-32-postlabelling ; BINDING ; MOUSE ; PATTERNS ; DNA-BINDING ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; OXIDATION ; cytochrome P450 ; AGENT ; BODIES ; PATTERN ; WEIGHT ; LEVEL ; pharmacology ; USA ; LOSSES ; PROSTAGLANDIN-H SYNTHASE ; anticancer drug ; ellipticine ; ENVIRONMENTAL-POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; peroxidase ; DETERMINES SUSCEPTIBILITY ; XENOBIOTIC-METABOLISM
    Abstract: Ellipticine is an antineoplastic agent, which forms covalent DNA adducts mediated by cytochromes P450 (CYP) and peroxidases. We evaluated the role of hepatic versus extra-hepatic metabolism of ellipticine, using the HRN (Hepatic Cytochrome P450 Reductase Null) mouse model, in which cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR) is deleted in hepatocytes, resulting in the loss of essentially all hepatic CYP function. HRN and wild-type (WT) mice were treated i.p. with 1 and 10 mg/kg body weight of ellipticine. Multiple ellipticine-DNA adducts detected by P-32-postlabelling were observed in organs from both mouse strains. Highest total DNA binding levels were found in liver, followed by lung, kidney, urinary bladder, colon and spleen. Ellipticine-DNA adduct levels in the liver of HRN mice were up to 65% lower relative to WT mice, confirming the importance of CYP enzymes for the activation of ellipticine in livers, recently shown in vitro with human and rat hepatic microsomes. When hepatic microsomes of both mouse strains were incubated with ellipticine, ellipticine-DNA adduct levels with WT microsomes were up to 2.9-fold higher than with those from HRN mice. The ratios of ellipticine-DNA adducts in extra-hepatic organs between HRN and WT mice of up to 4.7 suggest that these organs can activate ellipticine and that more ellipticine is available in the circulation. These results and the DNA adduct patterns found in vitro and in vivo demonstrate that both CYP1A or 3A and peroxidases participate in activation of ellipticine to reactive species forming DNA adducts in the mouse model used in this study. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17976674
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    Keywords: IN-VITRO ; BLOOD ; IN-VIVO ; MODEL ; VITRO ; SYSTEM ; SYSTEMS ; liver ; ENZYMES ; GENE-EXPRESSION ; METABOLISM ; TISSUE ; MICE ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; TISSUES ; MOUSE ; NO ; DIFFERENCE ; mass spectrometry ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS ; MASS-SPECTROMETRY ; CHROMATOGRAPHY ; LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY ; CLEARANCE ; MOUSE MODEL ; PHARMACOKINETICS ; cytochrome P450 ; ORDER ; BODIES ; ONCOLOGY ; RE ; KNOCKOUT MICE ; LEVEL ; analysis ; MASS ; LOSSES ; PROSTAGLANDIN-H SYNTHASE ; ENGLAND ; ANTICANCER DRUG ELLIPTICINE ; CONDITIONAL DELETION ; DETERMINES SUSCEPTIBILITY
    Abstract: Many studies using mammalian cellular and subcellular systems have demonstrated that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), are metabolically activated by cytochrome P450s (CYPs). In order to evaluate the role of hepatic versus extra-hepatic metabolism of BaP and its pharmacokinetics, we used the hepatic cytochrome P450 reductase null (HRN) mouse model, in which cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase, the unique electron donor to CYPs, is deleted specifically in hepatocytes, resulting in the loss of essentially all hepatic CYP function. HRN and wild-type (WT) mice were treated intraperitoneally (i.p.) with 125 mg/kg body wt BaP daily for up to 5 days. Clearance of BaP from blood was analysed by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. DNA adduct levels were measured by P-32-post-labelling analysis with structural confirmation of the formation of 10-(deoxyguanosin-N-2-yl)-7,8,9-trihydroxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrobenzo[a]py rene by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis. Hepatic microsomes isolated from BaP-treated and untreated mice were also incubated with BaP and DNA in vitro. BaP-DNA adduct formation was up to 7-fold lower with the microsomes from HRN mice than with that from WT mice. Most of the hepatic microsomal activation of BaP in vitro was attributable to CYP1A. Pharmacokinetic analysis of BaP in blood revealed no significant differences between HRN and WT mice. BaP-DNA adduct levels were higher in the livers (up to 13-fold) and elevated in several extra-hepatic tissues of HRN mice (by 1.7- to 2.6-fold) relative to WT mice. These data reveal an apparent paradox, whereby hepatic CYP enzymes appear to be more important for detoxification of BaP in vivo, despite being involved in its metabolic activation in vitro
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 18204078
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    Keywords: CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; CELL ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; MODEL ; PATHWAY ; PATHWAYS ; VITRO ; VIVO ; SYSTEM ; liver ; MICE ; TIME ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; AIR ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; BINDING ; bone marrow ; BONE-MARROW ; MOUSE ; MUTANT ; TRANSGENIC MICE ; ASSAY ; genetics ; genotoxicity ; DNA-BINDING ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; NUCLEOTIDES ; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS ; EPITHELIAL-CELLS ; ADDUCTS ; heredity ; BODIES ; RE ; air pollution ; INCREASE ; ADDUCT FORMATION ; LEVEL ; BONE ; ENGLAND ; PREDICT ; INCREASES ; ENVIRONMENTAL-POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; NOV ; outcome ; MARROW ; NUCLEOTIDE ; CARCINOGEN 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; HUMAN METABOLITE ; URBAN AIR-POLLUTION
    Abstract: FE1 lung epithelial cells derived from Muta (TM) Mouse are a new model system to provide in vitro mutagenicity data with the potential to predict the outcome of an in vivo Muta (TM) Mouse test. 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is a potent mutagen and suspected human carcinogen identified in diesel exhaust and urban air pollution. We investigated the mutagenicity and DNA binding of 3-NBA and its main metabolite 3-aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA) in vitro and in vivo in the Muta (TM) Mouse assay. Mice were treated with 3-NBA or 3-ABA (0, 2 or 5 mg/kg body weight/day) by gavage for 28 days and 28 days later lacZ mutant frequency (MF) was determined in liver, lung and bone marrow. For both compounds, dose-related increases in MF were seen in liver and bone marrow, but not in lung; mutagenic activity was similar to 2-fold lower for 3-ABA than for 3-NBA. With 3-NBA, highest DNA adduct levels (measured by P-32-post-labelling) were found in liver (similar to 230 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides) with levels 20- to 40-fold lower in bone marrow and lung. With 3-ABA, DNA adduct levels were again highest in the liver, but similar to 4-fold lower than for 3-NBA. FE1 cells were exposed to up to 10 mu g/ml 3-NBA or 3-ABA for 6 h with or without exogenous activation (S9) and harvested after 3 days. For 3-NBA, there was a dose-related increase in MF both with and without S9 mix, which was 〉 10 times higher than observed in vivo. At the highest concentration of 3-ABA (10 mu g/ml), we found only around a 2-fold increase in MF relative to controls. DNA adduct formation in FE1 cells was dose-dependent for both compounds, but 10- to 20-fold higher for 3-NBA compared to 3-ABA. Collectively, our data indicate that Muta (TM) Mouse FE1 cells are well suited for cost-effective testing of suspected mutagens with different metabolic activation pathways as a guide for subsequent in vivo Muta (TM) Mouse testing
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 18635558
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    Keywords: CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; PATHWAYS ; VIVO ; DNA adducts ; EXPOSURE ; liver ; ENZYMES ; TISSUE ; HEART ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; kidney ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; metabolic activation ; nitro-PAH ; RAT ; animals ; AROMATIC-AMINES ; BASE ; BIOMARKERS ; BODY-WEIGHT ; colon ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; ENRICHMENT ; HPLC ; P-32-postlabelling ; RATS ; TISSUES ; tumour
    Abstract: Diesel exhaust is known to induce tumours in animals and is suspected of being carcinogenic in humans. Of the compounds found in diesel exhaust, 3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is an extremely potent mutagen and suspected human carcinogen forming multiple DNA adducts in vitro. 3-Aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA). 3- acetylaminobenzanthrone (3-Ac-ABA), and N-acetyl-N-hydroxy-3- aminobenzanthrone (N-Ac-N-OH-ABA) were identified as 3-NBA metabolites. In order to gain insight into the pathways of metabolic activation leading to 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts we treated Wistar rats intraperitoneally with 2 mg/kg body weight of 3-NBA, 3-ABA. 3-Ac-ABA, or N-Ac-N-OH-ABA and compared DNA adducts present in different organs, With each compound either four or five DNA adduct spots were detected by TLC in all tissues examined (lung, liver. kidney, heart, pancreas, and colon) using the nuclease P1 or butanol enrichment version of the P-32-postlabelling method, respectively. Using HPLC co- chromatographic analysis we showed that all major 3-NBA-DNA adducts produced in vivo in rats are derived from reductive metabolites bound to purine bases and lack an N-acetyl group. Our results indicate that 3-NBA metabolites (3-ABA, 3-Ac-ABA and AT-Ac-N-OH-ABA) undergo several biotransformations and that N-hydroxy-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-OH-ABA) appears to be the common intermediate in 3-NBA-derived DNA adduct formation. Therefore, 3-NBA-DNA adducts are useful biomarkers for exposure to 3-NBA and its metabolites and may help to identify enzymes involved in their metabolic activation. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 12480528
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    Keywords: CANCER ; CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; CELL ; EXPOSURE ; GENE ; SAMPLES ; MICE ; PATIENT ; DNA ; CARCINOGENESIS ; ACID ; DATABASE ; MUTATIONS ; mutagenesis ; P53 MUTATIONS ; immortalization ; INVESTIGATE ; TP53 mutation ; cancer aetiology
    Abstract: The proposal has been put forward that the primary cause of Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) is exposure to food crops contaminated with seeds of Aristolochia spp, which contain high levels of aristolochic acids (AA). Recently. tumour DNA samples from patients with BEN were found to harbour principally A to T mutations in the TP53 tumour suppressor gene (Grollman et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2007;104:12129-34). Using a novel mutation assay in which we can induce and select mutations in human TP53 sequences in vitro by exposure of cultured cells to a mutagen, we found that A to T mutations were elicited by aristolochic acid at sites in TP53 rarely mutated in human cancers in general, but which were observed in the BEN patients. This concordance of specific mutations in patient tumours and aristolochic acid exposed cultures supports the argument that AA has a direct role in the aetiology of BEN-associated cancer. (C) 2008 Wiley-Liss. Inc
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 19030178
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    Keywords: IN-VITRO ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; VITRO ; VIVO ; DNA adducts ; liver ; NEW-YORK ; GENE ; TISSUE ; MICE ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; kidney ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; HETEROCYCLIC AMINES ; INDUCTION ; RAT ; BODY-WEIGHT ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; RATS ; TISSUES ; BINDING ; SEQUENCE ; treatment ; FREQUENCY ; METABOLITES ; MOUSE ; MUTANT ; TRANSGENIC MICE ; PATTERNS ; ASSAY ; MUTATION ; BLADDER ; DNA-BINDING ; NUCLEOTIDES ; POLLUTANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; MUTATIONS ; ADDUCTS ; TESTIS ; PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone,Muta Mouse,mutation spectra,cll,DNA adducts,P-32-post-labeling,diesel exhaust,ai ; CII GENE ; DEOXYADENOSINE ; DNA-ADDUCTS ; LAMBDA/LACZ TRANSGENIC MICE ; micronuclei ; POTENT ; SURFACE SOIL ; V79 CELLS
    Abstract: 3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is an extremely potent mutagen in the Salmonella reversion assay and a suspected human carcinogen identified in diesel exhaust and in ambient airborne particulate matter. To evaluate the in vivo mutagenicity of 3-NBA, we analyzed the mutant frequency (MF) in the cll gene of various organs (lung, liver, kidney, bladder, colon, spleen, and testis) in lambda/lacZ transgenic mice (Muta Mouse) after intraperitoneal treatment with 3-NBA (25 mg/kg body weight injected once a week for 4 weeks). Increases in MF were found in colon, liver, and bladder, with 7.0-, 4.8-, and 4.1-fold increases above the control value, respectively, whereas no increase in MF was found in lung, kidney, spleen, and testis. Simultaneously, induction of micronuclei in peripheral blood reticulocytes was observed. The sequence alterations in the cll gene recovered from 41 liver mutants from 3-NBA-treated mice were compared with 32 spontaneous mutants from untreated mice. Base substitution mutations predominated for both the 3-NBA-treated (80%) and the untreated (81%) groups. However, the proportion of G:C--〉T:A transversions in the mutants from 3-NBA-treated mice was higher (49% vs. 6%) and the proportion of G:C--〉A:T transitions was lower than those from untreated mice (10% vs. 66%). The increase in MF in the liver was associated with strong DNA binding by 3-NBA, whereas in lung, in which there was no increase in MF, a low level of DNA binding was observed (268.0-282.7 vs. 8.8-15.9 adducts per 10(8) nucleotides). DNA adduct patterns with multiple adduct spots, qualitatively similar to those formed in vitro after activation of 3-NBA with nitroreductases and in vivo in rats, were observed in all tissues examined. Using high-pressure liquid cochromatographic analysis, we confirmed that all major 3-NBA-DNA adducts produced in vivo in mice are derived from reductive metabolites bound to purine bases (70-80% with deoxyguanosine and 20-30% with deoxyadenosine in liver). These results suggest that G:C--〉T:A transversions induced by 3-NBA are caused by misreplication of adducted guanine residues through incorporation of adenine opposite the adduct (A-rule)
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 15065206
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    Keywords: CELLS ; IN-VITRO ; human ; IN-VIVO ; VITRO ; LUNG-CANCER ; DNA adducts ; liver ; MICE ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ; kidney ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; AIR-POLLUTION ; CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; P-32-postlabelling ; BINDING ; METABOLITES ; BREAST ; DNA-BINDING ; HUMAN ACETYLTRANSFERASES ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; cytochrome P450 ; V79 CELLS ; RE ; air pollution ; MYELOPEROXIDASE ; ENZYME ; CARCINOGENIC ARISTOLOCHIC ACIDS ; SULFOTRANSFERASES ; reductive activation ; in vivo ; PROSTAGLANDIN-H SYNTHASE
    Abstract: 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is a suspected human carcinogen found in diesel exhaust and ambient air pollution. The main metabolite of 3-NBA, 3-aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA), was detected in the urine of salt mining workers occupationally exposed to diesel emissions. We evaluated the role of hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes in the activation of 3-ABA in vivo by treating hepatic cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR)-null mice and wild-type littermates intraperitoneally with 0.2 and 2 mg/kg body weight of 3-ABA. Hepatic POR-null mice lack POR-mediated CYP enzyme activity in the liver. Using the P-32-postlabelling method, multiple 3-ABA-derived DNA adducts were observed in liver DNA from wild-type mice, qualitatively similar to those formed in incubations using human hepatic microsomes. The adduct pattern was also similar to those formed by the nitroaromatic counterpart 3-NBA and which derive from reductive metabolites of 3-NBA bound to purine bases in DNA. DNA binding by 3-ABA in the livers of the null mice was undetectable at the lower dose and substantially reduced (by up to 80%), relative to wild-type mice, at the higher dose. These data indicate that POR-mediated CYP enzyme activities are important for the oxidative activation of 3-ABA in livers, confirming recent results indicating that CYP-1A1 and -1A2 are mainly responsible for the metabolic activation of 3-ABA in human hepatic microsomes. No difference in DNA binding was found in kidney and bladder between null and wild-type mice, suggesting that cells in these extrahepatic organs have the metabolic capacity to oxidize 3-ABA to species forming the same 3-ABA-derived DNA adducts, independently from the CYP-mediated oxidation in the liver. We determined that different model peroxidases are able to catalyse DNA adduct formation by 3-ABA in vitro. Horseradish peroxidase (HRP), lactoperoxidase (LPO), myeloperoxidase (MPO), and prostaglandin H synthase (PHS) were all effective in activating 3-ABA in vitro, forming DNA adducts qualitatively similar to those formed in vivo in mice treated with 3-ABA and to those found in DNA reacted with N-hydroxy-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-OH-ABA). Collectively, these results suggest that both CYPs and peroxidases may play an important role in metabolizing 3-ABA to reactive DNA adduct forming species. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 15885895
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    Keywords: IN-VITRO ; human ; IN-VIVO ; LUNG ; VITRO ; SYSTEM ; DNA adducts ; TISSUE ; MICE ; DNA ; 3-aminobenzanthrone ; 3-nitrobenzanthrone ; CARCINOGENESIS ; DIESEL EXHAUST ; ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANT 3-NITROBENZANTHRONE ; POSTLABELING ANALYSIS ; RAT ; RATS ; TISSUES ; METABOLITES ; IDENTIFICATION ; HUMAN ACETYLTRANSFERASES ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; MUTAGENICITY ; rodent ; PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY ; SURFACE SOIL ; V79 CELLS ; RE ; air pollution ; ENZYME ; P-32-postlabeling ; in vivo ; DEOXYGUANOSINE ; LIQUID ; P-32-POSTLABELING ANALYSIS ; xanthine oxidase
    Abstract: 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) is a potent mutagen and potential human carcinogen identified in diesel exhaust and ambient air particulate matter. Previously, we detected the formation of 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts in rodent tissues by P-32-postlabeling, all of which are derived from reductive metabolites of 3-NBA bound to purine bases, but structural identification of these adducts has not yet been reported. We have now prepared 3-NBA-derived DNA adduct standards for P-32-postlabeling by reacting N-acetoxy-3-aminobenzanthrone (N-Aco-ABA) with purine nucleotides. Three deoxyguanosine (dG) adducts have been characterised as N-(2'-deoxy-guanosin-8-yl)-3-aminobenzanthrone-3'-phosphate (dG3'p-C8-N-ABA), 2-(2'-deoxyguanosin-N-2 -yl)-3-aminobenzanthrone-3'-phosphate (dG3'p-N-2-ABA) and 2-2'-(deoxygtianosin-8-yl)-3-aminobenzanthrone-3'-phosphate (dG3'p-C8-C2-ABA), and a deoxyadenosine (dA) adduct was characterised as 2-(2'-deoxyadenosm-N-6-yl)-3-aminobenzanthrone-3'-phosphate (dA3'p-N-6-ABA). 3-NBA-derived DNA adducts formed experimentally in vivo and in vitro were compared with the chemically synthesised adducts. The major 3-NBA-derived DNA adduct formed in rat lung cochromatographed with dG3'p-N-2-ABA in two independent systems (thin layer and high-performance liquid chromatography). This is also the major adduct formed in tissue of rats or mice treated with 3-aminobenzanthrone (3-ABA), the major human metabolite of 3-NBA. Similarly, dG3'p-C8-N-ABA and dA3'p-N-6-ABA cochromatographed with two other adducts formed in various organs of rats or mice treated either with 3-NBA or 3-ABA, whereas dG3'p-C8-C2-ABA did not cochromatograph with my of the adducts found in vivo. Utilizing different enzymatic systems in vitro, including human hepatic microsomes and cytosols, and purified and recombinant enzymes, we found that a variety of enzymes [NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase, xanthine oxidase, NADPH:cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase, cytochrome P450s 1A1 and 1A2, N,O-acetyltransferases 1 and 2, sulfotransferases 1A1 and 1A2, and myeloperoxidase] are able to catalyse the formation of 2-(2-deoxyguanosin-N-2-yl)3-aminobenzanthrone, N-(2'-deoxyguanosin-8-yl)-3-aminobenzanthrone and 2-(2'-deoxyadenosin-N-6-yl)-3-aminobenzanthrone in DNA, after incubation with 3-NBA and/or 3-ABA. (c) 2005Wiley-Liss, Inc
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    Keywords: IN-VITRO ; MODEL ; DNA adducts ; GENE-EXPRESSION ; METABOLISM ; ACTIVATION ; DNA ADDUCT FORMATION ; SUDAN-I ; BINDING ; METABOLIC-ACTIVATION ; MOUSE MODEL ; aristolochic acid ; cytochrome P450 ; BALKAN ENDEMIC NEPHROPATHY ; CHINESE HERBS NEPHROPATHY ; urothelial cancer ; P-32-postlabeling ; PROSTAGLANDIN-H SYNTHASE ; ANTICANCER DRUG ELLIPTICINE ; ENVIRONMENTAL-POLLUTANT ; ORGAN
    Abstract: Aristolochic acid (AA) causes aristolochic acid nephropathy, Balkan endemic nephropathy, and their urothelial malignancies. To identify enzymes involved in the metabolism of aristolochic acid I (AAI), the major toxic component of AA we used HRN (hepatic cytochrome P450 [Cyp] reductase null) mice, in which NADPH:Cyp oxidoreductase (Por) is deleted in hepatocytes. AAI was demethylated by hepatic Cyps in vitro to 8-hydroxy-aristolochic acid I (AAIa), indicating that less AAI is distributed to extrahepatic organs in wild-type (WT) mice. Indeed, AAI-DNA-adduct levels were significantly higher in organs of HRN mice, having low hepatic AAI demethylation capacity, than in WT mice. Absence of AAI demethylation in HRN mouse liver was confirmed in vitro; hepatic microsomes from WT, but not from HRN mice, oxidized AAI to AAIa. To define the role of hepatic Cyps in AAI demethylation, modulation of AAIa formation by CYP inducers was investigated. We conclude that AAI demethylation is attributable mainly to Cyp1a1/2. The higher AAI-DNA adduct levels in HRN than WT mice were the result of the lack of hepatic AAI demethylation concomitant with a higher activity of cytosolic NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (Nqo1), which activates AAI. Mouse hepatic Cyp1a1/2 also activated AAI to DNA adducts under hypoxic conditions in vitro, but in renal microsomes, Por and Cyp3a are more important than Cyp1a for AAI-DNA adduct formation. We propose that AAI activation and detoxication in mice are dictated mainly by AAI binding affinity to Cyp1a1/2 or Nqo1, by their turnover, and by the balance between oxidation and reduction of AAI by Cyp1a
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 21362632
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