CYP2C8/9 mediate dapsone N-hydroxylation at clinical concentrations of dapsone.

Using selective cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibitors and clinical concentrations (4 microM) of dapsone (DDS), we found a major contribution of CYP2C9 and little or no contribution (< or = 10%) of CYP3A4 and CYP2E1 to dapsone N-hydroxylation (DDS-NHY) in human liver microsomes. Sulfaphenazole (2.16 microM) and tolbutamide (500 microM), selective inhibitors of… CONTINUE READING