Identification of Novel Substrates for Human Cytochrome P450 2J2

Pfizer Global Research & Development, 10646 Science Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92121, USA.
Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals (Impact Factor: 3.25). 11/2009; 38(2):347-56. DOI: 10.1124/dmd.109.030270
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Several antihistamine drugs including terfenadine, ebastine, and astemizole have been identified as substrates for CYP2J2. The overall importance of this enzyme in drug metabolism has not been fully explored. In this study, 139 marketed therapeutic agents and compounds were screened as potential CYP2J2 substrates. Eight novel substrates were identified that vary in size and overall topology from relatively rigid structures (amiodarone) to larger complex structures (cyclosporine). The substrates displayed in vitro intrinsic clearance values ranging from 0.06 to 3.98 mul/min/pmol CYP2J2. Substrates identified for CYP2J2 are also metabolized by CYP3A4. Extracted ion chromatograms of metabolites observed for albendazole, amiodarone, astemizole, thioridazine, mesoridazine, and danazol showed marked differences in the regioselectivity of CYP2J2 and CYP3A4. CYP3A4 commonly metabolized compounds at multiple sites, whereas CYP2J2 metabolism was more restrictive and limited, in general, to a single site for large compounds. Although the CYP2J2 active site can accommodate large substrates, it may be more narrow than CYP3A4, limiting metabolism to moieties that can extend closer toward the active heme iron. For albendazole, CYP2J2 forms a unique metabolite compared with CYP3A4. Albendazole and amiodarone were evaluated in various in vitro systems including recombinant CYP2J2 and CYP3A4, pooled human liver microsomes (HLM), and human intestinal microsomes (HIM). The Michaelis-Menten-derived intrinsic clearance of N-desethyl amiodarone was 4.6 greater in HLM than in HIM and 17-fold greater in recombinant CYP3A4 than in recombinant CYP2J2. The resulting data suggest that CYP2J2 may be an unrecognized participant in first-pass metabolism, but its contribution is minor relative to that of CYP3A4.

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    • "Therefore these were two obvious substrates to study (McDougle et al. 2014; McDougle et al. 2013). CYP2J2 is also known to metabolize several drugs and the predominant drug were chosen for this study (terfenadine, TFN; ebastine, EBA; MSPPOH; danazol, DAN; and doxorubicin, DOX) (Hashizume et al. 2002; Lafite et al. 2007; Lee et al. 2010; McDougle et al. 2014; Zhang et al. 2009). "
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    • "Recently, the drug metabolism by human P450 2J2 was determined and its clinical relevance was reported. Several antihistamine drugs including terfenadine, ebastine, and astemizole have been identified as substrates for P450 2J2 (10,11). "
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    • "Most substrates identified for CYP2J2 are also metabolized by CYP3A4 and other isozymes (Lee et al., 2010); therefore, a specific reaction catalyzed by CYP2J2 is necessary to determine the contribution of CYP2J2 to overall P450-mediated drug metabolism. In our previous work, we identified amiodarone side chain hydroxylation as a CYP2J2-specific metabolic pathway based on P450 reaction phenotyping , which indicated that no other P450 appreciably contributed to the formation of this metabolite (Lee et al., 2010). A specific substrate/inhibitor pair for CYP2J2 may reveal a role for CYP2J2 in drug metabolism that may be underestimated, especially in extrahepatic tissues. "
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