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Cytochrome P450 3A activity in mothers and their neonates as determined by plasma 4β-hydroxycholesterol.
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PMID:  21246351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the 4β-hydroxycholesterol to cholesterol ratio in mothers and neonates at the time of birth and 4 months post-partum. METHOD: 21 mothers and 22 neonates were recruited at the delivery ward at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden. Blood samples taken from mothers and neonates at birth and 4 months post-partum were analysed for 4β-hydroxycholesterol and cholesterol. RESULTS: The median plasma concentration of 4β-hydroxycholesterol was higher in mothers at delivery (50 ng/mL) compared to healthy non-pregnant women (29 ng/mL). The pregnant women had a higher median cholesterol concentration (6.2 mmol/L) compared to healthy non-pregnant women (4.6 mmol/L) but this could only partly explain the increased 4β-hydroxycholesterol. The major cause is an increased CYP3A activity during pregnancy. The median 4β-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratio·10(4) was elevated in mothers at time of birth compared to non-pregnant women (0.19 and 0.15, respectively) but decreased to 0.15 4 months post-partum. Neonates had a median 4β-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratio·10(4) (0.19) comparable to adults already at birth, but lower 4β-hydroxycholesterol (12 ng/mL) and cholesterol (1.8 mmol/L) concentrations. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy leads to increased CYP3A enzyme activity as determined by the 4β-hydroxycholesterol/cholesterol ratio. Neonates have low 4β-hydroxycholesterol and cholesterol concentrations but similar total CYP3A activity as adults already at birth.
Hanna Nylén; Sofia Sergel; Lisa Forsberg; Synnöve Lindemalm; Leif Bertilsson; Katarina Wide; Ulf Diczfalusy
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-19
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Title:  European journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1041     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1256165     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Clinical Chemistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, 141 86, Stockholm, Sweden.
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