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The phosphotriesterase in chicken serum that hydrolyses O-hexyl O-2,5-dichlorophenyl phosphoramidate (HDCP) was purified in three chromatographic steps. The activity copurified to apparent homogeneity with albumin monitoring by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS/PAGE) and by SDS-capillary electrophoresis in the purified(More)
Discrepancies in the aging reaction between neuropathy target esterase (NTE) inhibited in vitro and in vivo by racemic mixtures of O-alkyl O-2,5-dichlorophenyl phosphoramidates have been observed. It suggested the existence of differences in the interactions (inhibition and aging) between NTE and each stereoisomers of the above mentioned compounds. In order(More)
Considerable evidence exists suggesting that the so-called neuropathy target esterase (NTE) is involved in the mechanisms responsible for organophosphorus-induced delayed polyneuropathy (OPIDP). Earlier studies in the adult hen, the habitually employed experimental model in OPIDP, have shown that most NTE activity in the brain is centered in particulate(More)
O-Hexyl, O-2,5-dichlorophenyl phosphoramidate (HDCP) is a chiral compound that induces delayed neuropathy in hens. This compound is hydrolyzed by a phosphotriesterase known as HDCPase in hen and rat plasma, liver and brain. We studied the stereospecificity of HDCPase in hen tissues and in human and rabbit plasma employing a chromatographic method for(More)
The present study shows the existence of both Ca2+-dependent and EDTA-resistant hydrolysing activities against HDCP and paraoxon in the particulate and soluble fractions of hen, rat and rabbit liver. HDCP was more extensively hydrolysed than paraoxon in both subcellular fractions and each of three individuals of the three animal species under study in spite(More)
O-Hexyl O-2,5-dichlorophenyl phosphoramidate (HDCP) is a chiral organophosphorus compound that undergoes enzymatic hydrolysis in the rat and hen. Studies of the stereospecificity of its biodegradation are necessary to establish HDCP toxicity. To this effect, methods have been developed for the analysis of the HDCP stereoisomers by gas chromatography (GC)(More)
The in vitro and in vivo biochemical properties of O-hexyl, O-dichlorophenyl phosphoramidate (hexyl-DCP) as inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and neuropathy target esterase (NTE) were studied, as well as their neurotoxic effects. The differences found were suggested to be due to biotransformation effects. In this work, the in vitro time-dependent(More)
One of the main detoxification mechanisms of organophosphorus (OP) compounds is hydrolysis by OP hydrolysing enzymes (OP-hydrolases) or phosphoric triester hydrolases. We previously reported an OP-hydrolase from hen plasma which hydrolysesO-hexylO-2,5-dichlorophenyl phosphoramidate (HDCP). In this study, a total of 18 cations, as well as several thiol(More)
O-Hexyl O-2,5, dichlorophenyl phosphoramidate (HDCP) is a chiral compound that induces delayed neuropathy in hens. The chicken has very low activity of Ca-dependent organophosphorus-hydrolases (OP-hydrolases) such as paraoxonase. HDCP is degraded at a similar rate in rat and hen plasma (16 and 21 nmol/min/microliters plasma, respectively) when measured by(More)
Neuropathy target esterase (NTE) is a protein suggested to be involved in the initiation mechanism of organophosphorus-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDP). We previously described two different forms of NTE activity in hen sciatic nerve: a particulate form (P-NTE) representing 40-50% of total NTE activity in sciatic nerve, and a remaining soluble component(More)