Risto Juvonen

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Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) belong to a superfamily of enzymes that play a key role in the metabolism of aldehydes of both endogenous and exogenous derivation. The human ALDH superfamily comprises 19 isozymes that possess important physiological and toxicological functions. The ALDH1A subfamily plays a pivotal role in embryogenesis and development by(More)
Heme oxygenase activity is the sole known physiological source for the production of carbon monoxide (CO), a gaseous messenger candidate. A sensitive radioenzymatic microassay was validated to study regional distribution of heme oxygenase activity within the rat brain. The assay utilized a 14,000 X g supernatant of brain homogenate and [14C]heme as the(More)
Structure-activity relationships of 23 P450 2A5 and 2A6 inhibitors were analysed using the CoMFA and GOLPE/GRID with smart region definition (SRD). The predictive power of the resulting models was validated using five compounds not belonging to the model set. All models have high internal and external predictive power and resulting 3D-QSAR models are(More)
Beagle dogs are used to study oral pharmacokinetics and guide development of drug formulations for human use. Since mechanistic insight into species differences is needed to translate findings in this species to human, abundances of cytochrome P450 (CYP) and uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) drug metabolizing enzymes have been quantified in(More)
Mouse steroid 7α- and 15α-hydroxylases (P450c7 and P450c15) and coumarin 7-hydroxylase (P450coh) are structurally similar. To study the structural basis of the substrate specificities of these enzymes, we constructed a series of the mutant P450s, expressed in COS-1 and yeast cells, and studied them spectroscopically as well as enzyme-kinetically. A single(More)
Broad spectrum therapeutic potential of curcumin is usually hampered by its photodegradation and low bioavail-ability. Present investigation was designed with an objective to develop transferrin-mediated solid lipid nanoparticles (Tf-C-SLN) resistant to the photostability and capable of enhancing the bioavailability by targeted drug delivery to elicit(More)
The adverse effects to humans and environment of only few chemicals are well known. Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) are the steps of pharmaco/toxicokinetics that determine the internal dose of chemicals to which the organism is exposed. Of all the xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are the most(More)
BACKGROUND The intrarenal natriuretic hormone dopamine (DA) is metabolised by catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and monoamine oxidase (MAO). Inhibition of COMT, as opposed to MAO, results in a potent natriuretic response in the rat. The present study in anaesthetized homozygous and heterozygous COMT gene deleted mice attempted to further elucidate the(More)
The preclinical profiles of two most potent compounds of our recently published cycloalkane[d]isoxazole pharmacophore-based androgen receptor (AR) modulators, FL442 (4-(3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-benzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzonitrile) and its nitro analog FL425 (3-(4-nitro-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydrobenzo[d]isoxazole),(More)
Bacteria use quorum sensing signalling in various functions, e.g. while forming biofilms, and inhibition of this signalling could be one way to control biofilm formation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the production of signalling molecules and its correlation with the biofilm formation capability of bacteria isolated from brewery filling process. A(More)