Chemical modification of rat hepatic microsomes with N-ethylmaleimide results in inactivation of both UDP-N-acetylglucosamine-dependent stimulation of glucuronidation and UDP-glucuronic acid uptake.

Chemical modification of rat hepatic microsomes with N-ethylmaleimide (NEM) resulted in inactivation of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc)-dependent stimulation of glucuronidation of p-nitrophenol. Inactivation kinetics and pH dependence were in agreement with the modification of a single sulfhydryl group. NEM also inactivated the uptake of UDP-glucuronic… CONTINUE READING