Cytochrome P450 isozymes catalyzing 4-hydroxylation of parkinsonism-related compound 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline in rat liver microsomes.


Microsomal 4-hydroxylase of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (TIQ), a possible candidate for causing Parkinson disease, was characterized by using rat hepatic microsomes and purified P450 isozymes. Kinetic analysis revealed that Km and Vmax values (mean +/- SE) for hepatic microsomal TIQ 4-hydroxylase of male Wistar rats were 319.6 +/- 26.8 microM and 12.13… (More)