Kenneth E. Thummel

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Sulforaphane (SFN) is a biologically active phytochemical found abundantly in broccoli. SFN has been promoted as a putative chemopreventive agent to reduce cancer, and most studies have associated its anti-cancer effects with the induction of phase II xenobiotic metabolism enzymes via activation of the Keap1/Nrf2 antioxidant response pathway. Interestingly,(More)
Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) is a multifunctional enzyme involved in both xenobiotic and endobiotic metabolism. This review focuses on two aspects: regulation of CYP3A4 expression by vitamin D and metabolism of vitamin D by CYP3A4. Enterohepatic circulation of vitamin D metabolites and their conjugates will be also discussed. The interplay between vitamin D(More)
The pharmacokinetics of non-renally cleared drugs in patients with chronic kidney disease is often unpredictable. Some of this variability may be due to alterations in the expression and activity of extra renal drug-metabolizing enzymes and transporters, primarily localized in the liver and intestine. Studies conducted in rodent models of renal failure have(More)
Advances in the technology of human cell and tissue culture and the increasing availability of human tissue for laboratory studies have led to the increased use of in vitro human tissue models in toxicology and pharmacodynamics studies and in quantitative modeling of metabolism, pharmacokinetic behavior , and transport. In recognition of the potential(More)
Official version: The online version of Drug Metabolism and Disposition contains all of the information and material contained in the print version plus additional material that may not appear in print such as videos and large data sets. The online version may be more current than the print version. Where noted, the online version has been corrected in(More)
The hypothesis was tested that sequence diversity in breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP)'s cis-regulatory region is a significant determinant of BCRP expression. The BCRP promoter and intron 1 were resequenced in lymphoblast DNA from the polymorphism discovery resource (PDR) 44 subset. BCRP single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped in donor(More)
Findings from pharmacogenomics (PGx) studies have the potential to be applied to individualize drug therapy to improve efficacy and reduce adverse drug events. Researchers have identified factors influencing uptake of genomics in medicine, but little is known about the specific technical barriers to incorporating PGx into existing clinical frameworks. We(More)
Drug research and development have recently been hampered by high costs, 1 notably high investigational new drug (IND) failure rates 2 and multiple new drug application (NDA) review cycles. 3 The number of applications for new molecular entities submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declined steadily. 4 As part of the FDA's strategic plan,(More)
Large interindividual variability has been observed in the metabolism of CYP2C19 substrates in vivo. The study aimed to evaluate sources of this variability in CYP2C19 activity, focusing on CYP2C19 diplotypes and the cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR). CYP2C19 gene analysis was carried out on 347 human liver samples. CYP2C19 activity assayed using human(More)
Kidney disease is a public health problem that affects more than 20 million people in the US adult population, yet little is understood about the impact of kidney disease on drug disposition. Consequently there is a critical need to be able to model the human kidney and other organ systems, to improve our understanding of drug efficacy, safety, and(More)