Andrew J. Hutt

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BACKGROUND Little is known concerning the enantioselective disposition of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; ecstasy) in humans. In addition, the potential of utilizing the stereochemical composition of an analyte in biological media for forensic purposes requires investigation. METHODS The enantiomers of MDMA and its demethylated metabolite,(More)
1. The metabolic fates of the naturally occurring food flavours trans-anethole and estragole, and their synthetic congener p-propylanisole, have been investigated in human volunteers using the [methoxy-14C]-labelled compounds. The doses used were close to those encountered in the diet, 1 mg, 100 micrograms and 100 micrograms respectively. 2. In each case,(More)
The major metabolic pathways of estragole have been established in rats and mice, and in both species the relative importance of the different pathways has been shown to be dose related. At low doses, estragole mainly undergoes detoxication reactions, notably O-demethylation and side-chain cleavage, but as the dose is increased, the extent of(More)
cDNA clones encoding five distinct members of the FMO family of man (FMOs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) were isolated by a combination of library screening and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction techniques. The deduced amino acid sequences of the human FMOs have 82-87% identity with their known orthologues in other mammal but only 51-57% similarity to each(More)
The 2-arylpropionic acids are currently an important group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. They contain a chiral centre, and in vitro studies on inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis show that their activity resides almost exclusively in the S(+)-isomers. However, this stereoselectivity of action is not manifest in vivo, due to the(More)
The metabolism of a 900 mg oral dose of aspirin has been investigated in 129 healthy volunteers. For this purpose, the 0-12 h urine was collected and analysed for the following excretion products: salicylic acid, its acyl and phenolic glucuronides, salicyluric acid, its phenolic glucuronide and gentisic acid. The total excretion of salicylate and(More)
1. The stereoselective metabolism and pharmacokinetics of the enantiomers of ibuprofen have been investigated following the oral administration of the racemic drug (400 mg) to 12 healthy volunteers.2. The stereochemical composition of the drug in serum, both total and unbound, and drug and metabolites, both free and conjugated, in urine were determined by a(More)
BACKGROUND Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause gastrointestinal damage by a non-prostaglandin (PG) dependent "topical" action and by inhibiting cyclooxygenase. AIMS To discriminate between these two effects by studying some key pathophysiological steps in NSAID enteropathy following administration of (R)- and (S)-flurbiprofen, the racemic(More)