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Biotransformation of cerivastatin, a new cholesterol-lowering drug, by human liver microsomes was investigated using the 14C-labeled drug. Metabolite profiles were established by HPLC and structures of metabolites were elucidated. Two metabolic pathways were equally important, demethylation of the benzylic methyl other and hydroxylation at one methyl group(More)
The benzylic alcohol 1-hydroxyethylpyrene (1-HEP) is activated to a mutagen by sulfotransferases. The sulfuric acid ester formed is difficult to detect, as it is rapidly hydrolysed back to the alcohol. Incubation of the individual enantiomers of 1-HEP with human hydroxysteroid sulfotransferase (hHST) or estrogen sulfotransferase (hEST), expressed in(More)
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