Matthias Bureik

Matthias Bureik
Tianjin University | tju · School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

PhD

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Introduction
I'm a Professor of Biochemistry at the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) of Tianjin University (TJU) in Tianjin, China. The research in my group relates to the fields of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Oncology, and Biocatalysis.

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Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are the most important human drug metabolizing enzymes, but their mutual interactions are poorly understood. In this study, we recombinantly co-expressed of each one of the 19 human members of the UGT families 1 and 2 with either CYP2C9, CYP2D6, or CYP4Z1 in fission yeast. Using these...
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Cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) are one of the most important classes of oxidative enzymes in the human body, carrying out metabolism of various exogenous and endogenous substrates. In order to expand the knowledge of these enzymes' specificity and to obtain new natural product derivatives, CYP4F11, a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase, was used in the b...
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Alprazolam is a triazolobenzodiazepine which is most commonly used in the short-term management of anxiety disorders, often in combination with antipsychotics. The four human members of the CYP3A subfamily are mainly responsible for its metabolism, which yields the main metabolites 4-hydroxyalprazolam and α-hydroxyalprazolam. We performed a compari...
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The secondary metabolite pseudopyronine B, isolated from Pseudomonas mosselii P33, was biotransformed by human P450 enzymes, heterologously expressed in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Small-scale studies confirmed that both CYP4F2 and CYP4F3A were capable of oxidizing the substrate, with the former achieving a higher yield. In larger-...
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We report the synthesis of 21 new proluciferin compounds that bear a small aliphatic ether group connected to the 6’ hydroxy function of firefly luciferin and either contain an acid or methyl ester function at the dihydrothiazole ring. Each of these compounds was found to be a substrate for some members of the human CYP1 and CYP3 families; a total...
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Propranolol is a competitive non-selective beta-receptor antagonist that is available on the market as a racemic mixture. In the present study, glucuronidation of propranolol and its equipotent phase I metabolite 4-hydroxypropranolol by all 19 members of the human UGT1 and UGT2 families was monitored. UGT1A7, UGT1A9, UGT1A10 and UGT2A1 were found t...
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1. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic primarily used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. An intronic single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that highly significantly predicts increased olanzapine clearance (rs472660) was previously identified in the CYP3A43 gene, which encodes a cytochrome P450 enzyme. But until now there was no experim...
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For in vitro investigations on human sulfotransferase (SULT) catalyzed phase II metabolism, the costly cofactor 3′-phosphoadenosine-5′-phosphosulfate (PAPS) is generally needed. In the present study, we developed and optimized a new approach that combines SULT-dependent biotransformation using recombinant and permeabilized fission yeast cells (enzy...
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We have previously monitored the detection of autoantibodies (aAbs) directed against CYP4Z1 in the sera of breast and lung cancer patients. In the present study, the occurence of anti-CYP4Z1 aAbs in patients suffering from colon (n = 100), ovarian (n = 72), or prostate (n = 85) cancer was examined. Determination of aAb was done using our previously...
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PurposeCYP4Z1 is a human cytochrome P450 enzyme involved in breast cancer progression and prognosis, but its functional role in these processes is not understood. In order to gain more insight into CYP4Z1’s properties it was recombinantly expressed in a host animal that does not have an endogenous homologue.Methods We generated a transgenic mouse m...
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Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) are a large superfamily of heme-containing enzymes that are essential for the metabolism of a variety of endogenous and xenobiotic compounds. The role and the possible diagnostic or prognostic value of the occurrence of anti-CYP autoantibodies (aAbs) in cancer patients are essentially unclear. Recently we reported the monito...
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Purpose: Polymorphisms in the gene that codes for the human cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP4V2 are a cause of Bietti crystalline dystrophy (BCD). Therefore, inhibition of CYP4V2 activity may well be a cause of visual disability. However, monitoring the fatty acid hydroxylation reactions catalyzed by this enzyme is tedious and not well suited for inhibit...
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Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT) is an anabolic-androgenic steroid that was developed by Jenapharm in the 1960s and was marketed as Oral Turinabol ® . It is prohibited in sports at all times; nevertheless, there are several findings by anti-doping laboratories every year. New long-term metabolites have been proposed in 2011/12, which resulte...
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Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT) is an anabolic-androgenic steroid that was developed by Jenapharm in the 1960s and was marketed as Oral Turinabol®. It is prohibited in sports at all times; nevertheless, there are several findings by anti-doping laboratories every year. New long-term metabolites have been proposed in 2011/12, which resulted...
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Here, a complete set of recombinant fission yeast strains that coexpress each of the 57 human cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes together with their natural human electron transfer partner(s) was cloned. This strain collection was tested with two luminogenic probe substrates, and 31 human CYPs (including the orphan enzymes CYP2A7, CYP4A22 and CYP20A1) w...
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Cytochrome P450s (CYPs) are an essential family of enzymes in the human body. They play a crucial role in metabolism, especially in human steroid biosynthesis. Reactions catalyzed by these enzymes are highly stereo-and regio-specific. Lack or severe malfunctions of CYPs can cause severe diseases and even shorten life. Hence, investigations on metab...
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Human cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are widely known for their pivotal role in the metabolism of drugs and other xenobiotics as well as of endogenous chemicals. In addition, CYPs are involved in numerous pathophysiological pathways and, hence, are therapeutically relevant. Remarkably, a portion of promising CYP targets is still understudied and, as...
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Background: Probe substrates are an important tool for activity monitoring of human drug metabolizing enzymes such as cytochromes P450 (CYPs). Brief methods: In the present study we have tested human CYPs for metabolization of five proluciferin ester substrates which had previously only been known to be hydroxylated by CYP26A1. Major results:...
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Metandienone and methyltestosterone are orally active anabolic-androgenic steroids with a 17α-methyl structure that are prohibited in sports but are frequently detected in anti-doping analysis. Following the previously reported detection of long-term metabolites with a 17ξ-hydroxymethyl-17ξ-methyl-18-nor-5ξ-androst-13-en-3ξ-ol structure in the chlo...
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Metandienone and methyltestosterone are orally available anabolic-androgenic steroids with a 17α-methyl structure that are prohibited in sports but are frequently detected in anti-doping analysis. After the previously reported detection of long-term metabolites with a 17ξ-hydroxymethyl-17ξ-methyl-18-nor-5ξ-androst-13-en-3ξ-ol structure in the chlor...
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Human cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP4Z1 represents a promising target for the treatment of a multitude of malignancies including breast cancer. The most active known non-covalent inhibitor (1-benzylimidazole) only shows low micromolar affinity to CYP4Z1. We report a new, highly active inhibitor for CYP4Z1 showing confirmed binding in an enzymatic assay...
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Human cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs or P450s) are known to be reduced by their electron transfer partners in the absence of substrate and in turn to reduce other acceptor molecules such as molecular oxygen, thereby creating superoxide anions (O2−•). This process is known as futile cycling. Using our previously established fission yeast expression s...
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We report the synthesis of seven new proluciferins for convenient activity determination of enzymes belonging to the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 4 family. Biotransformation of these probe substrates was monitored using each of the twelve human CYP4 family members, and eight were found to act at least on one of them. For all substrates, activity of CYP4Z1...
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Activity of human CYP26A1 towards six proluciferin probe substrates and their ester derivatives was monitored. These included three monofluorobenzyl ether isomers and three five-membered heterocycles. Overall, luciferin substrates with a free acid group gave higher activities than the ester compounds. Also, luciferin derivatives with six-ring struc...
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Cytosolic sulfotransferases (SULTs) catalyze phase II (conjugation) reactions of drugs and endogenous compounds. A complete set of recombinant fission yeast strains each expressing one of the 14 human SULTs was generated, including SULT4A1 and SULT6B1. Sulfation of test substrates by whole-cell biotransformation was successfully demonstrated for al...
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The development of convenient assays for the in vitro study of drug metabolizing enzymes (DMEs) such as cytochromes P450 (CYP) and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGT) greatly facilitates metabolism studies of candidate drug compounds and other xenobiotics. We have developed and optimized an experimental approach that combines the advantages of recom...
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Objectives Development of an open-loop fed-batch protocol for highly reproducible fermentation of fission yeast that starts from batch cultures instead of glucose-limited aerobic chemostat cultures. Results A new strategy was employed that consists of an exponential feeding phase followed by a starvation period and then a linear feeding phase. A c...
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We have previously introduced the use of permeabilized fission yeast cells (enzyme bags) that recombinantly express full-length CYPs for drug metabolism studies. Such enzyme bags are cells with pores that function as enzymes in situ. They can easily be prepared without a need for ultracentrifugation and may be used in similar protocols as microsome...
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Background Recently the expression patterns of several cytochrome P450 (CYP) genes in different human osteoblast models were reported. However, the various expression patterns of CYPs in human osteoblasts during different stages of osteogenic differentiation have not been investigated and the effect of inflammatory cytokines on CYPs expression in o...
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The human cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP4Z1 remains an understudied enzyme despite its association with poor prognosis and overexpression in breast cancer. Hence, CYP4Z1 has previously been suggested as an anti-breast cancer target. In the present study we employed extended mutation analysis to increase our understanding of the substrate binding mode o...
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CYP20A1 is a well-conserved member of the human cytochrome P450 enzyme family for which no endogenous or xenobiotic substrate is known. We have recently shown that this enzyme has moderate activity towards two proluciferin probe substrates. In order to facilitate the search for physiological substrates we have tested nine additional proluciferins i...
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It is thought that autoantibody (aAb) production can be caused by (aberrant) protein targeting to the plasma surface of cells. We recently demonstrated the presence of the human cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP4Z1 on the plasma membrane of MCF-7 breast cancer cells and the detection of high titers of anti-CYP4Z1 aAbs in breast cancer patients, but not in...
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Cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) are capable of catalyzing regio- and stereo-specific oxy functionalization reactions, which otherwise are major challenges in organic chemistry. In order to make the best possible use of these biocatalysts it is imperative to understand their specificities. Human CYP21A2 (steroid 21-hydroxylase) acts on the side-chain...
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The human cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme CYP4A22 is an orphan CYP with unknown function. Here, through functional expression in fission yeast, we show that CYP4A22 catalyzes fatty acid hydroxylation as well as aliphatic or aromatic hydroxylations of luciferin‐based probe substrates. Mechanistic molecular modeling of CYP4A22 suggests that its ω‐hydrox...
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Here, a complete set of recombinant fission yeast strains that coexpress each of the 57 human cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes together with their natural human electron transfer partner(s) was cloned. This strain collection was tested with two luminogenic probe substrates, and 31 human CYPs (including the orphan enzymes CYP2A7, CYP4A22 and CYP20A1) w...
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Genetic polymorphisms in cytochrome P450 (CYP) or UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) genes can lead to changes in endocrine regulation or drug metabolism. Based on the recently published allele frequency data of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC), we extracted all common SNP variants that lead to missense mutations in CYPs and UGTs or in their...
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The human cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP8B1 is a crucial regulator of the balance of cholic acid (CA) and chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) in the liver. It was previously shown to catalyze the conversion of 7α-hydroxycholest-4-en-3-one, a CDCA precursor, to 7α,12α- dihydroxycholest-4-en-3-one, which is an intermediate of CA biosynthesis. In this study we d...
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Uridine diphosphate‐glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are the most important phase II enzymes in human drug metabolism. Using permeabilized recombinant fission yeast cells (enzyme bags) we demonstrate that UGT1A5 can catalyze an N‐glucuronidation reaction. We characterized two new polymorphic UGT1A5 variants: a common nine‐fold mutant (UGT1A5*8) with...
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Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are misused very frequently in sport competitions as performance enhancing agents. One of the doping compounds that has been detected with increased frequency in the last few years is dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT, 4-chloro-17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one; brand name Oral Turinabol). The lon...
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We have established a protocol for the preparation of permeabilized fission yeast cells (enzyme bags) that recombinantly express human cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs). A direct comparison of CYP3A4 activity gave an eightfold higher space-time yield for enzyme bag-catalyzed biotransformation as compared to whole-cell biotransformation, even though th...
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Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) are important for bone homeostasis, but only limited information is available on their expression in human bone cells. We analyzed the expression levels of eight CYPs in osteoblasts cultured in human bone pieces, in osteoblasts differentiated from human periosteum mesenchymal stem cells, in primary human osteoblasts, and in...
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Radiation Induced Bystander Effect (RIBE) is the initiation of biological end points in cells (bystander cells) that are not directly traversed by an incident radiation track but are in close proximity to cells that are receiving the radiations. RIBE has been indicted to cause DNA damage via oxidative stress besides causing direct damage, induce tu...
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Cellular and Molecular Immunology aims to report the dynamic progress being made in China and abroad in immunological research, and welcomes high-quality Research Articles, Reviews and Brief Reports across a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, clinical immunology, comparative immunology, immunobiology, immunogenetics, immunological...
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The human cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme CYP4Z1 is a fatty acid hydroxylase which among human CYPs is unique for being much stronger expressed in the mammary gland than in all other tissues. Moreover, it is strongly overexpressed in all subtypes of breast cancer, and some overexpression has also been found in other types of malignancies, such as ovar...
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Protein secretion in yeast is a complex process and its efficiency depends on a variety of parameters. We performed a comparative proteome analysis of a set of Schizosaccharomyces pombe strains producing the α-glucosidase maltase in increasing amounts to investigate the overall proteomic response of the cell to the burden of protein production alon...
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Objectives: To use permeabilized cells of the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, that expresses human UDP-glucose 6-dehydrogenase (UGDH, EC 1.1.1.22), for the production of UDP-glucuronic acid from UDP-glucose. Results: In cell extracts no activity was detected. Therefore, cells were permeabilized with 0.3 % (v/v) Triton X-100. After wash...
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Cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs or P450s) are the most important enzymes involved in the phase I metabolism of drugs (and other xenobiotics) in humans, and the corresponding drug metabolites are needed as reference substances for their structural confirmation and for pharmacological or toxicological characterization. We have previously shown that bio...
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Protein secretion in yeast is generally associated with a burden to cellular metabolism. To investigate this metabolic burden in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, we constructed a set of strains secreting the model protein maltase in different amounts. We quantified the influence of protein secretion on the metabolism applying 13C-based metabolic flux ana...
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The use of human cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is increasing for the production of drug metabolites used for drug safety testing and doping analysis. Major challenges are high-priced cofactors, poor stability, and comparatively low activities. We have shown previously that production of specific metabolites in milligrams to gram scale is feasible u...
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The metabolism of a variety of anabolic steroids frequently misused for doping purposes has been investigated in the last years. This research mainly focused on main and long-term metabolites suitable for detection, but detailed clearance mechanisms have rarely been elucidated. Recent studies on metandienone focused on the identification of 17β-hyd...
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The anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen (Ibu) is metabolized in the human liver to a number of metabolites including 1-hydroxyibuprofen (1-OH-Ibu), 2-OH-Ibu, and 3-OH-Ibu, respectively. The only human CYP known to produce relevant amounts of 3-OH-Ibu is CYP2C9 and as genetic polymorphisms of CYP2C9 influence the metabolization of numerous drugs, the a...
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Human UDP glycosyltransferases (UGTs) play an important role in xenobiotic detoxification. They increase the solubility of their substrates by adding a sugar moiety (such as glucuronic acid) to different functional entities (such as hydroxyl groups). The aim of this study was to investigate how glucuronidation of a standard substrate is affected by...
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Abstract Human UDP glycosyltransferases (UGTs) play an important role in xenobiotic detoxification. They increase the solubility of their substrates by adding a sugar moiety (such as glucuronic acid) to different functional entities (like hydroxyl groups). It was the aim of this study to investigate how glucuronidation of a standard substrate is af...
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UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs) are an important group of enzymes that participate in phase II metabolism of xenobiotics and use the cofactor UDP-glucuronic acid for the production of glucuronides. When acting on molecules bearing a carboxylic acid they can form acyl glucuronides, a group of metabolites that has gained significant interest in recen...
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There is a rapidly growing demand for fluorescent single-chain Fv (scFv) antibody fragments for many applications. Yeasts have developed into attractive hosts for recombinant production of these functionalized proteins because they provide several advantages over prokaryotes and higher eukaryotes as expression systems, e.g., being capable of high-l...
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The human sex hormone progesterone plays an essential and complex role in a number of physiological processes. Progesterone deficiency is associated with menstrual disorders and infertility as well as premature birth and abortion. For progesterone replacement therapy, the synthetic progestogen dydrogesterone is commonly used. In the body, this drug...
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The cytochrome P450 isoform CYP3A7 (wildtype) is the major form of CYP in human fetal liver. Since it is not exclusively expressed in the fetus but also in a significant number of adults, CYP3A7 has been moving into the focus of investigation on adverse drug reactions and interindividual differences in drug metabolism in the last few years. In addi...
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While phase I and phase II drug metabolites are important for drug development and toxicity studies, e.g. in the context of metabolites in safety testing (MIST), they are often not commercially available and their classical chemical synthesis can be cumbersome. Therefore, a biotechnological production of drug metabolites using microorganisms that r...
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The growing need for the characterization of cytochrome P450 (P450) metabolites often necessitates their synthesis up to Gram-scale. This task may in principle be achieved by using various techniques including chemical synthesis, the use of laboratory animals, in vitro P450 systems or microbial biotransformation. However, these approaches are in ma...
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Cytochromes P450 3A are the major drug-metabolizing P450s in the human liver. This P450 subfamily comprises the four isoforms CYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP3A7, and CYP3A43, respectively, of which the first three have been shown to be relevant for endogenous and xenobiotic metabolism. These enzymes exhibit similar substrate specificity but different levels of...
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UDP- glucuronosyl transferases (UGTs) are the main enzymes of human phase II metabolism. Metabolites generated by those enzymes are essential for the assessment of drug caused side- effects or toxicity, especially in the context of metabolites in safety testing (MIST). Since chemical metabolite synthesis has limits concerning the stereoselectivity...
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Cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs or P450s) are the most important enzymes involved in the phase I metabolism of drugs and poisons in humans, while UDP glycosyltransferases catalyze the majority of phase II reactions. In addition, a number of other enzymes or enzyme families contribute to the metabolism of xenobiotica, including alcohol dehydrogenase,...
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Since cytochrome P450 monooxygenases enable the regio- and stereo-selective hydroxylation of C-H bonds, they are of outstanding interest for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. Nevertheless, for industrial applications of such enzymes, e.g., steroid hydroxylation, several challenges like cofactor and oxygen supply, limited stabilit...
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Drug metabolites generated by UDP glycosyltransferases (UGTs) are needed for drug development and toxicity studies, especially in the context of safety testing of metabolites during drug development. Because chemical metabolite synthesis can be arduous, various biological approaches have been developed; however, no whole-cell biotransformation with...
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Anabolic-androgenic steroids are some of the most frequently misused drugs in human sports. Recently, a previously unknown urinary metabolite of metandienone, 17beta-hydroxymethyl-17 alpha-methyl-18-norandrosta-1,4,13-trien-3-one (20OH-NorMD), was discovered via LC-MS/MS and GC-MS. This metabolite was reported to be detected in urine samples up to...
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Cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenases (CYPs) are the major enzymes involved in the metabolism of drugs and poisons in humans. The variation of their activity - due to genetic polymorphisms or enzyme inhibition/induction - potentially increases the risk of side effects or toxicity. Studies on CYP-dependent metabolism are important in drug-development or t...
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1-(4-Methylphenyl)-2-pyrrolidin-1-ylhexan-1-one (4′-methyl-α-pyrrolidinohexanophenone, MPHP) is a new designer drug that appeared on the illicit drug market. It is mainly metabolized to 4′-hydroxymethyl-α-pyrrolidinohexanophenone (HO-MPHP) followed by oxidation to the respective carboxylic acid. For studies on the quantitative involvement of human...
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Anabolic-androgenic steroids are some of the most frequently detected drugs in amateur and professional sports. Doping control laboratories are constantly developing new assays and methods to detect these steroids as well as their metabolites. Recently, a previously unknown metabolite of metandienone has been discovered (Schnzer et. al, Mass spectr...
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Overexpression of human CYP4Z1, a cytochrome P450 enzyme, has been correlated with poor prognosis in human cancer. However, its catalytic properties are not yet known. We expressed this P450 in Schizosaccharomyces pombe and demonstrate by whole-cell biotransformation assays CYP4Z1-dependent in-chain hydroxylation of lauric and myristic acid, which...
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Standards of drug metabolites are required for drug metabolism studies as a basis for toxicological risk assessment with respect to drug interactions and pharmacogenetic polymorphisms. They are further needed as reference compounds in analytical toxicology. However, metabolite standards are often not commercially available, particularly in the case...
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Cytochromes P450 play a vital role in the steroid biosynthesis pathway of the adrenal gland. An example of an essential P450 cytochrome is the steroid 11beta-hydroxylase CYP11B1, which catalyses the conversion of 11-deoxycorticol to hydrocortisone. However, despite its high biotechnological potential, this enzyme has so far been unsuccessfully empl...