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Pharmacokinetics of O6-benzylguanine in rats and its metabolism by rat liver microsomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8689950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
O6-Benzylguanine is an effective inhibitor of the DNA repair protein, O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase, and enhances the effectiveness of 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea in cells in culture and animal tumor models. To prepare O6-benzylguanine for clinical trials and to determine the availability and disposition of O6-benzyl-7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine (O6-benzyl-8-oxoguanine), its major metabolite, pharmacokinetic parameters of these compounds were investigated in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Noncompartmental pharmacokinetic parameters were determined following intravenous administration of O6-benzylguanine or O6-benzyl-8-oxoguanine in rats. Half-life, clearance, and volume of distribution were respectively, 1.6 hr, 160 ml/hr/kg, and 405 ml/kg for O6-benzylguanine, and 1.2 hr, 312 ml/hr/kg, and 507 ml/kg for O6-benzyl-8-oxoguanine. At least 37% of O6-benzylguanine was converted to O6-benzyl-8-oxoguanine after administration of O6-benzylguanine. Renal excretion accounted for 8 and 62% of the administered O6-benzylguanine and O6-benzyl-8-oxoguanine, respectively. Administration of phenobarbital to rats before O6-benzylguanine resulted in a 17- to 19-fold increase in the amount of oxidized product in the urine. Kinetic constants, KM and Vmax were estimated as 19.6 microM and 0.02 nmol/min/mg protein and 13.4 microM and 0.96 nmol/min/mg protein, for uninduced and induced rat liver microsomes, respectively. The use of inhibitors of cytosolic enzymes, xanthine oxidase, and aldehyde oxidase indicated that aldehyde oxidase is primarily involved in the cytosolic oxidation of O6-benzylguanine.
S K Roy; E Gupta; M E Dolan
Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0090-9556     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Metab. Dispos.     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-29     Completed Date:  1996-08-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421550     Medline TA:  Drug Metab Dispos     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1394-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine and Cancer Research Center, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / metabolism,  pharmacokinetics*
Cytosol / drug effects,  metabolism
Guanine / analogs & derivatives*,  metabolism,  pharmacokinetics
Injections, Intravenous
Microsomes, Liver / metabolism*
Phenobarbital / pharmacology
Protein Binding
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Tissue Distribution
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/O(6)-benzyl-8-oxoguanine; 19916-73-5/O(6)-benzylguanine; 50-06-6/Phenobarbital; 73-40-5/Guanine

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